SiNG iN SPAIN: Boltaña welcomes iNCANTATO singers at Colegiata de San Pedro

February 16, 2018 / Inside Europe

Bienvenido a Boltaña

A warm welcome awaits our travelers from Western Reserve Academy and Mater Dei High School in the charming hilltop town of Boltaña this spring.  Discovering gems off the beaten path gems is part of our mission to be ambassadors between destinations and our clients who seek more than just the standard tourist experience.

iNSIDE EUROPE proudly introduces the beautiful town of Boltaña iN Spain as a new destination iN Spain for 2018 and we are counting down the days to two special performances in the stunning Colegiata de San Pedro.
The team of Boltaña Tourism has invited both ensembles to be the featured guest choir for Mass in the town’s impressive church: The Collegiate Church of San Pedro in Boltaña is one of the largest churches in the Aragonese Pyrenees.

Impressive Gothic Church with a Baroque Choir

San Pedro of Boltaña was built during the sixteenth century, on the site of a small Romanesque church. The impressive church is an example of “Aragonese Gothic” style but with abundant Renaissance elements. The bell tower on the north side dates back further than the present church and was part of the original city fortifications. Inside the church, the magnificent ribbed vault ceiling are are testimony to the importance of the town of Boltaña at that time.

Another highlight is the impressive choir, brought to Boltaña from the Monastery of San Victorián, located at the foot of the Peña Montañesa. It is composed of 27 seats, all hand-made of walnut wood. The choir loft was crafted during the second half of the eighteenth century, and is Baroque. The choir is dedicated to St. Benedict (founder of the Benedictine Order) and scenes of the saint’s life are depicted on the backs of each seat.

The church of Boltaña also houses the altarpiece of the church of San Lorenzo de Morillo de Sampietro and the baptismal fountain of Burgasé. These decorative elements were brought to town and the church as a consequence of the depopulation of the region and the need to relocate important treasures that were abandoned in their place of origin.

Wednesday, March 14 + Tuesday, April 3 at 5 pm

The singers from Western Reserve Academy (Hudson, Ohio) directed by Margaret Karam are the featured choir for Mass on Wednesday, March, 2018 at 5 pm at San Pedro of Boltaña.

The Choral Artists from Mater Dei Catholic High School are singing Mass on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 5 pm at La Colegiata de San Pedro.
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