ADVERTISING
 
Wednesday, December 12   Sign in or Register
 
Evangelical Focus
 
Flecha
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
FOLLOW US ON
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Soundcloud
 

Newsletter
Newsletter, sign up to receive all our News by email.
 
 

POLL
Media
Do the media in your country usually portray evangelical Christians accurately?



SEE MORE POLLS
 

 
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED



Seville
 

Young musicians ready to celebrate 500 years of the Reformation

Classical musicians start Ensemble Bohórquez, named after a young Reformed martyr burnt in Seville.

SOURCES Protestante Digital AUTHOR Evangelical Focus SEVILLE 21 APRIL 2015 12:30 h GMT+1
Eight young women started the orchestra.

Adding to the initiatives happening in many other European countries, Spain will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with several events.  The biggest celebrations will happen in 2017, but cultural events are happening in Autumn 2015.



Organized by the Spanish Evangelical Alliance, IFES Spain (GBU in Spanish), and Abre Foundation, and under the motto “Post tenebras, lux“ (After the darkness, light) an idea used by the European Protestants in the 16th century, the events will be focused on 3 different areas:




  • Investigation and science: Conferences, scientific congresses and workshops.

  • Protestantism and art: Concerts, performances, drama, cinema, ...

  • Identity and memory: Exhibitions, guided visits to representative places, ...



 



Spain will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with many events.



 



ESEMBLE BOHÓRQUEZ



One of the musical initiatives has been the creation of a classical chamber music group that will give many different concerts related to the music of the Reformation. Their first concert will be in Seville on October 31st.



It has been called “Esemble Bohórquez”, in honour of one of the Spanish Protestant martyrs. She was burned by the Inquisition in Seville on September 24th, 1559. It is formed by 8 young women who play wind and string instruments.



They chose this name to remember a “woman committed with her faith, who was admired by the Inquisition theologians because of her deep knowledge of the Protestant doctrine and theology, a commitment that led he to the bonfire".



 



Esemble Bohórquez first rehearsal



The first rehearsals took place last week in Seville, and they worked thinking in the works of Bach, Haendel and Mendelssohn they will play in the concert next October, along with a selection of hymns from the beginning of the Reformation until the twentieth century, all accompanied by a narration explaining the historical development of the Protestant music, its importance, and its stylistic and thematic evolution.



Know more about the project visiting the Reforma Quinto Centenario website or contacting the group at musica@reformaquintocentenario.com.


 

 


0
COMMENTS

    If you want to comment, or

 



 
 
YOUR ARE AT: - - Young musicians ready to celebrate 500 years of the Reformation
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
AUDIOS Audios
 
Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church

An interview with Lars Dahle, of the Steering Committee of the Lausanne Movement Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity held in Rome.

 
Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation

Are Christians called to make a difference in environmental care? What has creation care to do with "loving our neighbours"? An interview with the Global Advocacy and Influencing Director of Tearfund.

 
Kathy Bryan: Online sex trafficking in the USA Kathy Bryan: Online sex trafficking in the USA

“Prostitution is nobody’s dream,  it’s a very traumatic lifestyle”, says Kathy Bryan, director of the Elevate Academy. She mentors former victims.

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
Bulgaria: Evangelicals ask government to protect religious minorities Bulgaria: Evangelicals ask government to protect religious minorities

Christians rallied in Sofia on November 18 to defend their rights. It is the second Sunday of peaceful demonstrations against a new religion draft law that could severely restrict religious freedom and rights of minority faith confessions.

 
Photos: #WalkForFreedom Photos: #WalkForFreedom

Abolitionists marched through 400 cities in 51 countries. Pictures from Valencia (Spain), October 20.

 
Photos: Reaching people with disabilities Photos: Reaching people with disabilities

Seminars, an arts exhibition, discussion and testimonies. The European Disability Network met in Tallinn.

 
Photos: Hope for Europe Photos: Hope for Europe

Unity in Diversity is the theme of the conference. Representatives of Evangelical Alliances and many other church leaders gathered in Tallinn (Estonia).

 
VIDEO Video
 
“We need prayers for Bulgaria” “We need prayers for Bulgaria”

An interview with Pastor Vlady Raichinov, Vice President of the Bulgarian Evangelical Alliance.

 
The Impact of the Reformation on the social  reforms The Impact of the Reformation on the social reforms

David Hilborn, Principal, St. John's College, explains how has the Reformation view of justification led to social and political reforms.

 
The Manzanas case The Manzanas case

A short documentary about how retired pastors and widows of an evangelical denomination in Spain fight a legal battle for their pensions after the favourable ruling of the European Court of Human Rights.

 
‘Mediterráneo’ ‘Mediterráneo’

“Something will change if you have hunger and thirst for justice”, sings Spanish artist Eva Betoret in a song about the refugee crisis.

 
 
Follow us on Soundcloud
Follow us on YouTube
 
 
WE RECOMMEND
 
PARTNERS
 

 
AEE
EVANGELICAL FOCUS belongs to Areópago Protestante, linked to the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (AEE). AEE is member of the European
Evangelical Alliance and World Evangelical Alliance.
 

Opinions expressed are those of their respective contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of Evangelical Focus.