AyudaFortaleza resumes the Charity Festival for the Santa Mónica Home in an evening with VokalArs Ensemble Vocal
Last Saturday, April 23, the NGO AyudaFortaleza, a member of ARCORES, was able to celebrate its traditional Charity Festival again, which, on an annual basis, until the arrival of the pandemic, it was organized annually at its headquarters in Getafe (Madrid).
Just over a hundred people were present at the concert, even considering that, being Easter week, many families were still enjoying the weekend away from Madrid and that on that same Saturday the Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Buenavista, operations center of the NGO AyudaFortaleza, also celebrated the annual pilgrimage to Fátima (Portugal).
Many other people wanted to collaborate with the so-called "Fila Cero", which allows them to send a donation for the Charity Festival due to the impossibility of attending the concert.
The VokalArs Ensemble Vocal group offered as the main menu of this cultural and solidarity event a concert of sacred music, entitled "Humana Precatio", directed by Nuria Fernández Herranz and accompanied on piano by Teresa Viplana. The program included 19th century European religious music by Joseph Gabriel Rheinberger, Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert and Gioachino Rossini.
Thus, by Joseph Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901) the Mass in A Major, op. 126, which included the Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus et Benedictus, and Agnus Dei. Three Latin hymns followed, Op. 96, namely the Regina coeli, laetare, Adoramus te, Christe, and Ave, vives hostia.
From Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) the Ave, Maria, Op. 12 and the psalm Herr, wie lange willst du (Psalm nº13, Op. 27).
From Franz Schubert (1797-1828) the psalm Gott ist mein Hirt (Psalm nº 23, D.706) and Gott in der Natur (D.757).
Finally, from Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) three songs about the virtues: La Fede, La Speranza and La Carità.
AyudaFortaleza thanked all those present for their assistance, those who were not present for the donations received, the concert performers and the management of the Getafe Professional Conservatory of Music for facilitating the concert, as well as the photographers David Collado and Rafael Muñoz, from the NGO Image in Action.