Friday, May 30, 2014

J Serra Catholic HS Choirs will present a Joint Concert with coro Averroes at Real Círculo de la Amistad de Córdoba, on Sunday, June 29, at 9 pm.

The singers of J Serra Catholic HS Chamber Choir and Advanced Women's Ensemble, under the direction of Maestro Brian Dehn, will offer a highlight concert together with Coro Averroes, at the Main Hall of the Real Círculo de la Amistad de Córdoba. The concert will take place on Sunday, June 29, at 9 pm.

This concert will be a wonderful finale for the Coral Exchange with Coro Averroes, the Cordoba University Choir, under the direction of Maestro Albano García.

The Real Círculo de la Amistad (Royal Friendship Circle) is a magnificent and reknown cultural institution in Córdoba, founded as Artistic and Literary Lyceum. The birth of the Friendship Circle dates back to May 31, 1854 when it was founded by 132 members of the richest society of Cordoba.
Today it has more than 2,500 members and covers an area of 4,210 square meters. Its building hosts a library of about 17,000 volumes and an important painting collections with paintings of Julio Romero de Torres, Carlos Angel Diaz Huertas and José María Rodríguez Losada de los Ríos, among others.

The acquis is the result of the efforts of those bourgeois, mostly of the aristocracy,  and some reduced upper middle class or petty bourgeoisie, who bet on the path of culture. On April 30, 1964, the City of Córdoba granted the Friendship Circle - unanimously - the municipal corporation First Gold Medal of the City. On March 31, 2006, His Majesty King Juan Carlos I, granted to this entity the title of Royal. And nowadays, the Circle has received the award for the year 2012 Cordobeses that annually delivers the city newspaper: Diario Córdoba .

The Real Círculo de la Amistad has registered since its foundation the presence of distinguished visitors of cultural, artistic and political dimensions, as the Kings Alfonso XII (1877) and Alfonso XIII (1921), Prince Umberto, future King of Italy (1871), Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, (1876), the President of the United States, Ulysses Simpson Grant (1878) and Don Juan Carlos and Doña Sofía, when they were still Princes of Spain (1970). From the field of Science we honored figures as Isaac Peral (1890) or Alexander Fleming, which was presented in 1948 with silver filigree of Cordoba and a Cordoba hat. In the Arts, the visitors records include names like Frank Liszt (1844), by the Artistic and Literary Liceum , and Isaac Albéniz (1873) , who was only eleven when he delighted the whole society of Cordoba playing "La fille du regiment" piece on the piano .

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