On the occasion of the Big Week of Corpus Christi in Toledo, next Monday, June 13, the bell concert will be held which, as a novelty this year, includes the sound of the Cathedral's rattle and that of the bells of the Government delegation and the church of San Sebastian.
"The bell concert returns to our Corpus", said the Councilor for Culture and Historical Heritage, Teo García, hand in hand with 50 students from the 'Diego Ortiz' Municipal School of Music under the direction of its director, Iván Expensive. It will start at 9:00 p.m. on the 13th, with a duration of 30 minutes, from 18 bell towers in the historic center of the city.
In total, 49 bells and a rattle will ring in this concert, that of the bell tower of the Seo Metropolitana de Toledo.
Subsequently, a concert will be held based on different touches by the rattle or carraca, located in the star of the first slab of the pinnacle of the Cathedral above the last body of bells due to its large size (two meters wingspan). by one meter in height). The rattle of the Primate is the oldest of the seven that are preserved in Spain. It dates from 1681 and was restored in 2015.
The Councilor for Culture thanked the Cathedral Chapter, the Archbishopric of Toledo and the different parishes and institutions that participate in it for their support and collaboration with this initiative, while at the same time inviting Toledo residents and visitors to enjoy this unique concert that takes place from a World Heritage city and that is already a tradition in our Corpus.
A musical event that can be followed by strolling through the streets of the historic center of the city or from any other point close to it, such as Ronda del Valle, an emblematic place where the chimes of these 18 bell towers also ring, has exposed Theo Garcia.
The bell towers that participate are: hermitage of El Valle; convent of the Conceptionists, San Antonio, Santo Domingo el Real, San Cipriano, San Andrés, Comendadoras de Santiago, Las Gaitanas, Santo Domingo El Antiguo, Santo Tomé, El Salvador, the Virgin of the Star, San José, San Sebastián, bell tower of Zocodover, bell tower of the Jesuits, San Clemente and the Cathedral of Santa María.