Delightful Christmas Concerts to be held in the Dominican Republic
As Christmas approaches the Dominican Republic gets ready to celebrate the festivities. The National Theatre and Cathedral of Santo Domingo opens its doors to all who wish to listen to carols and share the Christmas joy during Dominican Republic holidays.
Christmas time is like no other festivity in the Dominican Republic with the festive season lasting almost 3 months in the popular Caribbean country, and being celebrated with fireworks, traditional food and music. For those who wish to spend a different and memorable Christmas while enjoying Dominican Republic holidays, the Christmas Choir Concert at the National Theatre and Cathedral of Santo Domingo is a wonderful option.
Christmas Day will be filled with joy and excitement and the beautiful voices of the traditional Christmas Carol Concert performers. This annual presentation, known as Luz del Mundo (Light of the World) held its very first recital on Thursday, 8th December at 8 pm at the theatre esplanade. Attending this unique and emotive event will give tourists a taste of the Caribbean Christmas spirit during their holidays in Dominican Republic.
The choirs of Banreservas, Edad Dorada and A Voces contain 90 spectacular voices, all directed by Mayra Peguero, who has worked hard to make sure the festive feeling is printed into the songs. The programme includes traditional Christmas songs from all around the globe, as well as many popular Dominican Christmas carols. Several lyrical singers are among the soloists: Maryam de Soto, Pura Tayson, Elvira de Leon, Luis Guillermo Puello and Arturo Lamarche.
The solo singers will be accompanied by the excellent pianists Elionai Medina and Anton Fustier and joined by the superb percussionists Rafael Diaz and Jose Luis Urena. Admission is free to all. On 25th December, Christmas Day, the choir of the Theatre and Cathedral of Santo Domingo will begin to sing at 8 pm sharp. It is recommendable for visitors who wish to attend the whole ceremony and witness it from the inside of the cathedral to arrive early (around 6:30 to 7:00 pm) because of the small seating capacity of the setting.
If visitors don’t get the chance to enter the cathedral, they will still be able to listen to the outstanding voices of the choir, by means of giant screens that will be set up outside the establishment. The music’s purpose is to create a merry environment in the ambiance of the old city. No matter whether you’re a tourist staying in one of the Dominican Republic hotels and resorts for your Christmas festivities, or a local spending the celebrations at home, carols, sharing and togetherness will be present in your stay.
Traditional religious Christmas songs and world favourites will also be heard in the concert. The event also often features a world premiere of a Dominican Christmas song; this is part of the Christmas tradition in many Dominican Families. Joey and cheerfulness are in abundance and contagious in this jewel of the Caribbean. The pleasant weather, with no snow, cold or rain is another reason for celebration. Locals and tourists can enjoy family time and experience fresh excitement during Dominican Republic holidays in Santo Domingo, the country's capital city, by following the tradition of setting off rockets and firecrackers into the air to illuminate the sky.
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