On Friday, 13 September 2019, 8:30 p.m. a concert organised by the Rotary Clubs of Mallorca was held at the beautiful church Santa María la Major in the centre of Inca to pay homage to the missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of the monastery Lluc, located up in the Tramuntana mountains.

After a series of (long) speeches held by officials of Rotary, Government and Church, the first of three parts of the concert finally started. The famous “Blauets”, a children´s choir, presented mostly sacred songs with their angel-like voices. The choir boys and girls are known as the Blauets in reference to their blue cassocks (blau means blue in Catalan).The origins of the choir can be traced back to the 13th century, but the choir school itself was established in the 16th century, with six boys who would sing in praise of the Mother of God in the name of all Mallorca. Currently there are around forty boys and girls who study at Lluc, either as boarders or as day pupils. 

In the second part of the concert, the young members of the Chamber Orchestra of the Conservatory of Music at Lluc performed three modern pieces with great enthusiasm and excellent playing technique.

The special performance by the probably best pianist of Spain of our days, Andreu Riera, was another and the last highlight of the concert with beautiful music by Chopin, Schubert and de Falla. It is always impressing to watch Andreu play, always smiling while performing the most difficult sequences of highly demanding classical pieces with passion and incredible virtuosity.

It was a pity to see that the church was half empty, maybe due to the difficult weather conditions or the fact that the invitation was not circulated to all Rotary members in due time.

Jove Orquestra Rotaria de Mallorca – Update

During the summer holidays 2019, thirteen of the young musicians of our Rotary Youth Orchestra went to Germany for a week performing a concert organized by followed German Rotary Clubs. For the new season, rehearsals will start Saturday 6 September. The Association´s first meeting of the season is planned for the month of September where activities for the new season will be planned more in detail.

The two concerts, which had been planned at the Teatro Principal de Palma and in Mahón (Menorca) could not be realized due to political changes and changes in responsible persons after the elections. New dates and possibilities have to be discussed with the now responsible politicians.