For our concert while in Córdoba we traveled 40 miles southwest to perform at the Iglesia Jesuítica de Alta Gracia. When Córdoba was first settled the Jesuits established several satellite missions around the city. These were essentially farms to provide food for the inhabitants. Today, most of the Jesuit complex is a museum.
While we were there a group of school-age children gathered in the town square for a protest. From translating the signs, we surmised that it was about domestic violence.
Before the concert we gathered at a small inn to change clothes and have empanadas. During the concert we not only noticed that dogs were welcome in the church, but one decided to guard our purses and belongings.
Our concert began with several songs by members of the Coro Municipal adultos Alta Gracia.
|Quiz of the Day|
Does anyone on the tour remember what was strange about the map of Córdoba in our packets from the tour company?
Today’s song is Guy Forbes’ “O Nata Lux.” He is the Associate Conductor of Choirs and Chair of Music Education at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Dr. Forbes received a Master of Music in conducting from Florida State University and a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Florida.