On Friday 23 May, will be held the Choral Day of the 42 Edition of MUSIKASTE: The Week of Basque music, organized by Eresbil, Basque Composers archive.
The concert involved different groups around the Basque Country such as: Ochote Ertizka Donostia, the Children’s Choir Olabide of Vitoria, the Choir Lartaun Oiartzun and Landarbaso Abesbatza of Renteria, works by Basque composers as Juan Urteaga, Jose Maria Gonzalez Bastida, Thomas Aragües, Gordoa adan Ruiz, Francisco Ibañez, Koldo Uriarte, Xabier Sarasola, Alberto Mitxelena, Sabin Salaberri, Josu Elberdin, Iker Gonzalez or Junkal Guerrero. One big festival of Basque choral music!
Landarbaso, conducted by Iñaki Tolaretxipi,premiere three works in the concert: Josu Elberdin´s Las Alas de June (Wings of June), Iker Gonzalez´s Ave Regina Caelorum and Junkal Guerrero´s Confitemini Domino.
The Wings of June is a work dedicated to the memory of the tiny June Sánchez Tolaretxipi, than two years old age left us in March of 2013 on the grounds of a cancer that was fighting with all his might. The text is part of the parting words he wrote Carlos Sanchez, his father the day she left our world flying toward the sky:
Never, never, felt so, so in love, I thought my chest was going to explode and I closed my eyes waiting for your last tic-tac.
Your heart was silent for a moment and the melody came to an end.
You flew high, very high, and almost beyond where my eyes saw you,
and left a trail of stars that bathed my soul with peace and tranquility.
And then I saw …
happy among petals fluttering love,
and then I saw …
dancing and laughing.
Following his loss has emerged Juneren Hegoak NGOs (June wings). Its mission is to create a network of support to families of Gipuzkoa in their situation of vulnerability are living the experience of illness, death or bereavement Boys or girls. And somehow able to collaborate with them to deal with the experience.
You can collaborate with the association in various ways: http://junerenhegoak.org/
Video Presentation Juneren Hegoak: http://vimeo.com/94570492
The concert will be on Friday 23 at 20.30 h in the Parish of Fatima Renteria, Gipuzkoa.