About twenty activities make up the Centennial of the City (1918-2018) for the quarter from May to July, which starts next May 18 with guided tours to the Tower of the Church of Santiago (7:00 p.m. and 22:30 hours) and the Ancient Music Concert "Music for the Apostle Santiago", by the Schola Gregoriana de Murcia and Ensemble ECOS of Sierra Espuña, starting at 8:30 p.m., in the parish of Santiago.
The Councilor for Culture, Eulalia Moreno, and the official journalist and researcher, Juan Cánovas Mulero, presented the list of cultural events that will continue during the next quarter, and that come to give continuity to the activities that started last January and will be held throughout 2018 to commemorate this historic event.
The program will continue on Saturday May 19 with the visit "In the heart of Sierra Espuña", whose meeting point is the door of the Sanctuary (10:00 am), and registrations can be made at the Tourist Office.
In addition, that same day will take place, at 19:00 and 22:30 hours, the guided tour to the Tower of the church of Santiago;
and at night, at 9:00 p.m., the Concert of "Vox Musicalis", "Membra Jesu Nostri" for orchestra, choir and soloists.
The baroque music of Buxtehude is impregnated with the devout and fervent language of medieval mysticism, which constituted a strong current of German Lutheranism during the seventeenth century: "Membra Jesu nostri" is one of the best achievements of German vocal music before Bach;
in the church of Santiago el Mayor.
In addition, on Thursday, May 24, at 8:30 p.m., the exhibition "Mirada juvenil a Centenario (1918-2018)", whose exhibition will be held from May 24 to June 6, will be inaugurated in the exhibition hall. Gregorio Cebrián. "
On Wednesday, June 6, at 9:00 p.m., there will be a screening of the documentary "Looking back on super 8", by José Carreño Carlos, in the "Gregorio Cebrián" exhibition hall;
while on Friday, June 8, at 20:30 hours, the Piano Concert by Juan Francisco Ayala Moreno will take place at the church of Santiago el Mayor.
On Saturday, June 9, the celebration of the Region of Murcia, there will be a set of activities framed within the Folkloric Festival and Totana Costumbrista Parade;
with a reception of the participating groups in the Totana City Hall (7:30 p.m.), orchard in the parish of Santiago el Mayor (8:00 p.m.), costumbrista parade from the Parroquia de Santiago to the Marcos Ortiz Auditorium (8:45 p.m. hours) and Folkloric Festival at the Marcos Ortiz Auditorium (10:00 pm), organized by the Peña "La Mantellina" and the group of Choirs and Dances "Ciudad de Totana".
The program of cultural activities will continue on Thursday, June 14, at 9:00 p.m., with the inauguration of the painting exhibition "Totana, the color of a Centenary", of the "Contrast" Association, which will remain open from April 14 to June 28, in the "Gregorio Cebrián" exhibition hall.
In addition, on Thursday, June 21, at 8:30 p.m., a conference entitled "Agriculture in Totana, a historical and future perspective" will be held, whose speaker will be the agronomist and scientific researcher at CEBAS de Murcia, the doctor Pedro Martínez Gómez, in the "Gregorio Cebrián" exhibition hall.
On Wednesday, June 27, at 8:30 p.m., in the "Gregorio Cebrián" exhibition room, there will be a Round Table "The arrival of democracy in Totana told by its protagonists.
The first democratic elections ";
in which the former politicians Ginés Carreño, Josefina Morales, Manuel Moreno and Francisco Miralles will participate;
and will be moderated by the journalist of the City of Totana, Gregorio J. Asensio.
The activities will continue, within the program of patron festivities of Santiago, on Saturday July 21 with the XXVIII Festival of Bands of Music "Ciudad de Totana, at 21:00 hours, organized by the Musical Group of Totana, in the Municipal Auditorium "Marcos Ortiz";
and on Sunday, July 22, with the Concert of Ancient Music-International Festival "ECOS of Sierra Espuña", starting at 8:30 p.m., at the Sanctuary of La Santa, promoted by the "Early Music Project Platform";
with the collaboration of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment, the La Santa Foundation and the Totana City Council.
On Tuesday, July 24, at 9:00 p.m., this Concert of Ancient Music will be held again in the church of Santiago el Mayor, organized and with the collaboration of the same entities previously mentioned.
Finally, the program ends on Friday, July 27, at 9:30 p.m., also within the program of cultural activities of the festivities of Santiago, with the Evening of Habaneras and Popular Songs, in the Municipal Auditorium "Marcos Ortiz" .