The Iglesia Parroquia de San Bartolomé, the parish church of Alaró, is the venue for Organ Matinées every Saturday morning. Yesterday, April 28th, Els matins de l’orgue were celebrated for the 250th time with works by César Franck, Camille Saint-Saëns, Johann Sebastian Bach and Louis Lefébure-Wely, among others.
The church organ in Alaró was built during the 18th century by Mallorcan organ builder Pere Josep Bosch and reconditioned by Gerhard Grenzing in 2006, when this cycle of Organ Matinées first started.
The resident organist, Miquel Bennàssar, gives most of the weekly recitals but now and then, some of the best organists in Europe are invited to perform. If you missed yesterday’s Els matins de l’orgue, there will be another one next Saturday, May 5th, at 11h30. Admission is free.
The photo was borrowed from the Internet, courtesy of solamentemusica.es.
Weekly organ recitals of sublime music – and free! Such a delightful offering to locals and tourists alike.
I am delighted to find your blog, because my father lives in Mallorca and I have never been there. The photos will help me to imagine what his life there is like. From his emails and other communications, it sounds like a lovely place.
hello olive, welcome on board. i hope you will one day be able to visit your father here in mallorca. take care.