Monday, April 5, 2010

The San Marino Chamber Choir Sings at the Iglesia de San Pedro in Cuenca on April 6 at 8 PM

The San Marino Chamber Choir under the direction of  Howard Cheung is visiting Cuenca today. Incantato Tours got the singers permission for a concert at the Iglesia de San Pedro in Cuenca at 8 pm this Tuesday.
Here are some interesting facts about the venue: San Pedro is located on the top of the city of Cuenca. Historian found out that the stone-built church was hard-fought in the 15th century. The building was completely finished in 1604 and covered with magnificent inlaying of Mudejar style. By the end of 1660 there was just a ruin left, but it was rebuild fast. In the 18th century the church, like many others of the diocese of Cuenca, was totally renewed. The one in charge of this renovation was the architect Jose Martin from Aldehuela. After the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) San Pedro had to be reconstructed again because of the big destructions that it suffered during the war. When you have a close look at the church you will discover stone sculptures and pretty ornaments.
The picture is from the website

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