On Thursday, September 5, the 'Announcing Party' of the festivities will take place with the recovery of the historic 'Caracolas' and that will feature the 'Songs to the Virgin through History' by the Bartolomé Pérez Casas Choir.
The mayor of Lorca, Diego José Mateos, presented this morning with the Councilor for Culture, María Ángeles Mazuecos and Isabel Jiménez, president of the Brotherhood of the Virgen de las Huertas the program of religious events organized on the occasion of the Patron Saint Festivities.
Mateos has detailed that "the events will begin this Friday, August 30, at 8:00 p.m., with the Solemn Novenario, Eucharist and Novena in honor of Santa María la Real de las Huertas, Patrona de Lorca, and which will feature the performance of the Resident Choir Domingo Sastre de Lorca On Saturday, the Mass will be officiated by the Provincial Minister of the Franciscan Order, Juan Carlos Moya Ovejero, and the Auroros de Lorca choir will intervene. "
The mayor has announced that "for Thursday, September 5, at 9:30 p.m., the 'Annunciating Band' of the festivities is planned with the recovery of the historic 'Caracolas' and that it will feature the' Cantos a la Virgin through History 'by Choral Bartolomé Pérez Casas, who will perform songs with the conch shell as the protagonist such as the Hymn to Our Lady of the Orchards, Procession March of the Virgen de las Huertas, Jota lorquina, Parrandas de the Tova and the City Anthem, among others. "
The 'Announcing Band', recovered last year, is an act that took place from the 18th century to the 1930s, by way of official and popular convocation on the occasion of the commemoration of the Patroness of the city, "has First Edil explained.
On Friday, September 6, 'Day of the Infants to the Virgin', "after 20 hours the Eucharist will be held with the various sports clubs in the city with the participation of Choirs and Dances Virgen de las Huertas. On Saturday 7 , on the eve of the Patron Saint's feast, at 20 hours it will be the Eucharist and Floral Offering to the Virgen de las Huertas, with the participation of Choirs and Dances of Lorca, and, at 11:30 p.m., the Patronage serenade is scheduled in which various crews and the Auroros de Lorca will participate. "
Until September 7, the novena masses will be held from 8 pm in the Patron Sanctuary that will be officiated by different pastors, including the Vicar Episcopal of Lorca, Francisco Fructuoso and the Episcopal Delegate of Education and Catechesis, José Ruiz Garcia
In addition, in these Eucharist, the Our Lady of the Assumption choir of Molina de Segura, the Mercedarias de Lorca, the San José Choir, the 'Al compaás' Choir, Choirs and Dances Virgin of the Huertas and Choirs and Dances of Lorca
Mateos Molina explained that "for Sunday, September 8, the feast of the Virgen de las Huertas, from 6 to 10 in the morning, every hour, Eucharist will be held in honor of the Patron with the participation of different city â€‹â€‹choirs. At 12 noon it will be the time of the Mass with the Municipal Corporation low maces, chaired by the Bishop of the Diocese, José Manuel Lorca Planes, and the participation of Choirs and Dances Virgen de las Huertas. "
And in the afternoon, at 7 pm, "the Solemn Mass is planned in which the Municipal Music Band of Lorca will participate. And at 8 pm the procession of the Patroness of the city, the Virgen de las Huertas that will feature the groups of Choirs and Dances Virgen de las Huertas, Choirs and Dances of Lorca and the Municipal Band of Music ".
Diego José Mateos has encouraged "all Lorca and Lorca to participate in these festivities in honor of the Patroness of our city, which year after year make the Sanctuary of the Virgen de las Huertas a meeting point and meeting of all our neighbors, of those who live in the urban area, but also of those who do it in the different districts and who during these days go to the city to participate in the various events organized on the occasion of the festivities ".
Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca