Monday, May 13, 2013

PC College Choir, featured choir at the "Traslacion" Holy Mass in Basilica of San Vicente Ferrer, Valencia, Friday 24 may.

Incantato proudly presents a very special Choral Mass: 
Traslación de Santo Domingo 
at the Basilica of San Vicente Ferrer, in Valencia, next Friday 24, at 8pm.

(Front of the Basilica, jdiazarnal)

The Basilica de San Vicente Ferrer, home of the Royal Order of Preachers, celebrates its most important Holy Mass dedicated to the "Traslacion de Santo Domingo", (Saint Dominic traslation). 
The Providence College Choir, together with the Coro del Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Valencia, has been invited to sing at this very special and important Mass. 

(Rosary Chapel, jdiazarnal)
The  Basilica of San Vicente Ferrer was started in 1906 and finished in 1919 in the Neo-gothic style and the architects who worked on it were Francisco Estruch, Joaquin Maria Arnau Miramon, and Francisco Almenar Quinza. The church has a Latin cross ground plan with five naves. The two exterior naves have the chapels. The stained glass windows were made by Maumejean of Madrid and show scenes in the life of San Vicente Ferrer in the main nave, while showing the mysteries of the Rosary in the crossing and presbytery. During the Spanish Civil War, the church was heavily damaged. 
In 1951 Pope Pius XII gave it the title of minor basilica.

Main nave, (jdizarnal)
The central nave has pointed arches and has pilasters and columns that have Corinthian capitals. The façade is very impositng and has two towers (39 meters high) that are topped with needle like spires. There is a rose window on top of the main doorway. The cupola has an octagonal shape and has a height of 45 meters, having eight windows that bring in light and have stained glass that uses Bohemian crystal. The main altar has a canopy and it has the image of San Vicente Ferrer. There is a side chapel of San Jose with an altarpiece dedicated to the Virgin, called the Altar del Rosario, made from wood and alabaster. It was the work of Jose Justo Villalba.

After the Choral Mass, both the Providence College Choir and the choir of the Professional Conservatory of Valencia, will give a short concert, followed by a Reception by the Dominican Friars.

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