PALMA, Establiments and Can Pastilla will be the setting for the four concerts of Ancient Music which will be held from May 6 to 27.
Now in its ninth year, the concert series aims to bring medieval, renaissance and Sephardic music to a wider audience.
Palma city councillor Rogelio Araujo said in presenting the concerts, that they have a budget of 30'000 euros, and there will be no admission charge.
The first concert will be given at 8pm on Saturday in the Oratory of the Casa del Temple (Calle Temple) by Robert Barto, who will give a recital based on 18th century German music for the lute. On May 13, it will be the turn of the Pamplona Chamber Choir, who will sing the Missa Beata Mater by Francisco Guerrero, at the Majorcan estate of Sarria in Establiments. The choir, which has performed in festivals around the world, specialises in 15th, 16th and 17th century music.
The Collegium Vocale is a Balearic choir made up of conservatory students, with a repertoire ranging from the renaissance to the 20th century. They can be heard at the parish church of Sant Antoni de la Platja in Can Pastilla on May 20. The fourth and last concert will be given on May 27, at the cloister of Santa Margalida, attached to the former military hospital in Palma's Calle San Miguel. It will be given by Rosa Zaragoza, who will sing Sephardic music. Speaking for the organisers, Pere Estelrich said that there was a growing interest in ancient music, hence the growing popularity of this annual concert series. Araujo said that the council wanted to offer “different styles so that people can go back in time various centuries and participate in the music of those times.”