CULTURAL FESTIVAL - TORREVIEJA
Once again this year many singers, musicians, choirs and
musical bands have come together to offer an extensive and
varied programme of entertainment to celebrate the Day of
Europe on 9th May. This festival extends from mid-April to
mid-May and underlines the international flavour of
Thanks are due to those artistes and volunteers who have
freely given of their time to participate and, in doing
so, help raise funds for many local non-governmental
Children can participate in a Treasure Map Hunt, and once
again walkers can amble along the seafront in an organised
charity sponsored walk. Pensioners have their own fun day
in the park. Nine nations will complete in the annual
International Petanca Competition.
Toca Band and Shani.
Monday 16 April: Teatro Municipal 3 euros 20.30 pm Country
& Rock Nite:
A night of rock music in two different styles. Firstly,
modern country music in a foot tapping style by the
renowned Charles Cole, who sings and plays guitar,
accompanied by local line dancers. Torrevejense singer,
Shani, links the country rock with another type of modern
pop rock music played by the band Toca.
Orquesta ‘Ricardo Lafuente de Torrevieja’.
Tuesday 17 April: Teatro Municipal
3 euros 8.30 p.m. Hispo-American music night:
This well-established torreviejense choir, accompanied by
typical string instruments of the Mediterranean, offer a
taste of our traditional ‘Habaneras’.
Rancheras and Boleros.
(SPONSORED by ‘CAM Obra Cultural’)
Wednesday 18 April Virgen del Carmen Cultural Centre 3
euros 20.30 pm
Music – the international language.
This well-known Crevillente based band offers a
spectacular night of this muched-loved style of music and
song, ‘Rancheros and Boleros, typical of the Spanish
Keith Monk Band
Thursday 19th April Virgen del Carmen Cultural Centre 3
Music for all- a meeting of choirs.
Two international groups play music in their own different
styles, demonstrating some of the talent and versatility
of musicians based in Torrevieja.
Choir and Crescendo
Friday 20th April: Teatro
20 euros 20.30 pm Swing Night
Two vocal groups offer a splendid evening demonstrating
how the human voice is itself a musical instrument. The
mass choir of José Hodar is one of the oldest choral
groups of Torrevieja and Crescendo is an international
mixed voice choir singing light music.
Miller Big Band’
Saturday 21st April Teatro Municipal 20 euros 20.30pm
The Swing music of the 1930’s and 40’s needs no
introduction, and the music of the legendary Glenn Miller
is brought to you on two consecutive nights by this
marvellous band from the United Kingdom.
Miller Big Band’
Sunday 22 April Teatro Municipal 3 euros 20.30 pm Music is
the Variety of life
A second opportunity to hear the music of the celebrated
Roy Taunton at the piano Nick Gold
Wed 25th April: Virgen del Carmen Cultural Centre 3 euros
Music for everyone
An explosive mixture of the concert music band Just Brass
that plays Showtime, traditional brass, jazz and classic
music, plus the veteran and brilliant virtuoso pianist Roy
Taunton, who received so many plaudits last year. Young
singer and musician Nick Gold adds another dimension to
this variety bill with numbers of Sinatra, Tony Bennett
and Joe Cocker.
Saturday, 28th April: Sponsored Walk in aid of the Cancer
European residents organise and participate in the annual
sponsored walk along the seafront from the ‘Nautilus’ Rte.
at Rocio del Mar to Playa del Cura (and back!).
Barbershopper and All That Jazz
Monday 30 April: Palace of
Music 3 euros 20.30 International Sing together
Tonight’s two choirs are experienced vocalists harmonising
in the traditional Barbershop style famous throughout the
world. Both the ladies’ Velvetones and the male
“Harmonisers” bring a sense of fun into serious singing.
The international “All that Jazz” band add another
American style of music with their Dixieland melodies.
Gospel Singers, Allegro and Cantabile
Tuesday 1st May. Pensioners
in the Park
These international groups demonstrate three completely
diverse manners of using the human voice. The stage is set
by the rousing gospel music of the Norwegian singers:
Allegro is a quartet of ladies who offer a delightful mix
of music. Cantabile is an international choir with a vast
repertoire of songs in various languages.
Here is an open invitation for pensioners of all nations
to enjoy a day of music and fun in the Torrevieja
Aquapolis grounds. Live bands will grace the stage whislt
there will be a Giant paella, BBQ and drinks available for
by the media of Torrevieja. Through the eyes of the
international press and by means of photographs, this
exhibition offers an interesting visual look at some of
the events that have occurred in Torrevieja and
(This is the very first such competition for the regional
press of whatever language.)
10th - 31st May (inclusive) Exhibition Los Aljibes, Jardin
de las Naciones.
“Ojos de Torrrevieja”
Wednesday 9 May Plaza de la Constitución
Once again in the plaza de la Constitución there will be a
folklore presentation by members of the European Union.
This includes the raising of the EU flag in front of the
town hall around midday.
From 11.00h – 14.30h.
12.00 - Flag Raising ceremony.
Meyer Big Band’.
Evening 20.30 Virgen del Carmen Cultural Centre 5 euros
Drummer Keith Meyer leads this recently formed
international band that has a large repertoire of music
familiar to everyone who loves the ‘Big Band’ sound.
Musical Ciudad de Torrevieja “Los Salerosos”.
Sat. 12th May Virgen del Carmen 3 euros 21.00 Musical
One of Torrevieja’s principal bands with over fifty
talented musicians who offer a repertoire that includes
well known pieces from various European countries.
Daytime: Jardin de las Naciones:
The Annual International Petanca
16.30h. Sun. 13th May
Championships featuring nine nations. The presentation of
trophies will take place after the tournament at around
in English Competition Awards.
31 May Palace of Music,
The announcement of the winners by the jury and the
prizegiving ceremony of this, the third international
short story in English competition. The event will include
the presentation of the book containing a selection of the
best entries and those attending the ceremony will be
offered their own personal copy.
31 May, Centro Cultural ‘Virgen del Cartmen’ 20.00h
ENTRADA: 7 euros.
This lively group of talented local
residents dedicate their time, energy and enthusiasm to
those more in need. The ‘European Cultural Festival, 2007’
culminates with a variety show presented by these prolific
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