July 17: Tours – Argentina 2017, Córdoba

Jon CurtisSeason of the Day, SOTD - July

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?
(Answer below)

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.

O nata lux de lumine, Jesu redemptor saeculi, dignare clemens supplicum laudes preces que sumere. Qui carne quondam contegi dignatus es pro perditis. Nos membra confer effi ci, tui beati corporis.

O born light of light, Jesus, redeemer of the world, mercifully deem worthy and accept the praises and prayers of your supplicants. Thou who once deigned to be clothed in flesh for the sake of the lost ones, grant us to be made members of your holy body.

Answer: In our packets, we were given a map of Córdoba, Spain.