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A bell concert opens the El Greco 2014 events in Toledo

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Bell tower of the cathedral of Toledo

Did you know that commemorative acts El Greco 2014 they open with a bells concert in Toledo?

Indeed, this year begins the year dedicated to Greco, during which important cultural activities will be carried out both in the city to which his life was linked, as in Madrid or Valladolid.

To this end, the broad Greco exhibition program 2014, which includes the largest exhibition so far dedicated to the Cretan painter, which takes place in the Santa Cruz Museum from Toledo, and also an important exhibition in the Prado Museum.


Bell tower of the Jesuit church in Toledo

It is Saturday, January 18, starting at 8 p.m., when the Greco Bells Concert 2014 of Toledo performed by the Spanish composer Llorenc Barber, who has already composed more than 150 works that have been performed with the bells of cities in many countries, such as Spain, Mexico, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Holland, France, Poland or Denmark.

This concert of bells will be carried out using the bells of up to 15 bell towers of churches and convents of the city, being the star campaign known as the Gorda, located in the Toledo Cathedral tower, which weighs 14 tons.

However, how to listen to the bells concert of Toledo?

For this, a series of tips are given. with the initial consult the church map who participate in it.

It is recommended to look for an open place, such as the squares or parks of the city, where then remain silent. The place chosen should not be next to a specific bell tower, but must allow the sounds of several bell to be heard.

Known melodies should not be expected, but the rumble and ringing of several bells that simultaneously create a special echo.

Here you can check the 2014 Greco bell concert schedule, as well as the map of churches whose bell towers are used during it.

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