19:00 Municipal Theater

Inaugural lecture: JUAN ANGEL VELA DEL CAMPO


Presented by: Cristina Bordas & Juan Ángel Vela del Campo

Juan Angel Vela del Campo. He is an essayist and has carried out cultural outreach activities in the press, radio, and television for the past three decades. He was the founder and cultural director of the “Digital Opera” project at the Liceu in Barcelona for the first four years, involving 49 universities from all Spanish autonomous communities, as well as several from Portugal, France, and Mexico. Additionally, he served as the cultural director for a decade in the “Tutto Verdi” project in Bilbao and was a consultant for the School of Higher Musical Studies in Galicia for several years. He is the director and editorial coordinator of the “History of Music in Spain and Latin America” in 8 volumes, published by the Fondo de Cultura Económica. He received the Music and Theater Criticism Award from the Salzburg Cultural Fund in 2000 and has been teaching “Music and Opera” in the cultural journalism master’s program at CEU for the past 15 years, as well as at the Summer Courses of the Carlos III University and the Circle of Fine Arts for the past 8 years. Furthermore, he is the honorary president of the Cappella Neapolitana and is part of the advisory board of the Orfeón Pamplonés.

Cristina Bordas. Emeritus Professor of Musicology at the UCM. PhD from the University of Valladolid (2005) with the thesis entitled The production and trade of musical instruments in Madrid, 1770-1870. His writings and research projects are oriented towards the study and dissemination of musical heritage and in particular towards musical instruments and musical iconography. Among his writings, the catalogs Musical Instruments in Spanish Collections stand out. Since 2005 he has directed the Research Group and the annual courses on iconography and organology at the UCM. In 2018 he received the honor award from the GEMA association.


17:30 Municipal Theater

Round table: THE ILLUSION OF TIME. Kind correspondences between past, present and future

Moderator: Juan Ángel Vela del Campo I With the collaboration of Arancha Aguirre, Sergio Pagán and Gonzálo Pérez Chamorro. 

A musicologist specializing in early music “cream”, the editor and director of the most veteran music magazine in our country, and an internationally known documentary filmmaker with fascinating works on musical themes coincide at this round table. The current edition of Early Music Morella supposes an irresistible attraction for the three of them due to the ethical and aesthetic dimension of different historical periods with more artistic points in common than it seems at first sight. Matching games also contemplate the coexistence between men and women from a creative point of view. The illusion of time is complemented by values ​​for eternity. Once again, the cultural approach stars in a Festival, didactic classes and a colloquium that is no less attractive because it is informal.


17:30 Town Hall Gothic Chamber


Questioning the patriarchal canon of the History of music has to go beyond the vindication of a handful of composers who, being essential, are integrated as a quota at the cost of maintaining the rest of the ideological “building”.
The Middle Ages, “Dark” for that same hegemonic canon, is shown as a fertile and propitious territory to think about a history of (and with) women to provide keys to understand the struggles of 21st century feminism.


17:30 Town Hall Gothic Chamber


If something, above all, is resoundingly clear to Eliseo Parra in the dozen years he has been doing field work, it was the need to accompany life with music that the human race has. It is obvious because we see it every day everywhere, the difference is that until the 1930s the town did not have any “device” that played music. This need made the individual a true transmitter of a gigantic corpus of songs inherited by oral tradition for generations to accompany almost every moment of life: lullabies, children’s games, youth, work, courtship, fifths, weddings, dirges, dance, romances… in addition to those typical of the time of year: Christmas, Carnival, Lent, etc. The lecture that will reveal the great musical and lyrical height of the people’s work will be about a brief review of some of these cantes.


17:30 Town Hall Gothic Chamber


In order to gather the prayers of the noble ladies of the Kingdom and Crown of Aragon, the Royal Monastery of Sijena (Huesca) was founded in 1188 at the request of Queen Sancha of Castilla, wife of King Alfonso II of Aragon, with nuns of the Sacred, Sovereign and Illustrious Military Order of Saint John of Jerusalem. The vicissitudes of the last two centuries (Napoleonic robberies, confiscation, and destruction of the monastery in 1936) make it difficult to investigate, although this has never reduced the interest that this ancient and distinguished female monastery has aroused for scholars of history and the fine arts, being able to also deal with the relationship that occurred between nobility, liturgy and music. The study of the few sources that we conserve allows us to recreate and recreate ourselves in a careful, systematized and on many occasions particular practice of singing within the liturgy that lasted for centuries as an identity symbol of this royal foundation. His Ceremonial (1588) is the compendium of these, describing them and specifying the architectural spaces of the monastery and trousseau used for his practice, being musically confirmed and adorned by his Processional (14th-15th centuries).

22:30 Castle night visit

By Carlos Sangüesa, historian and Morella Museums director


17:00 Town Hall Gothic Chamber

Final concert rehearsal
Conducted by Carles Magraner

Organized by Universidad Jaume I de Castellón

All students enrolled in the course


16:30 Sant Francesc Convent

General rehearsal

22:00 Casa Roque Restaurant

Final Course dinner

And also during the course:

Yoga classes with Toni Aparisi

07:30 Town Hall Lonja. From 24 to 27 July

Relaxation and yoga classes for musical practice. Places limited to the capacity of the space, each student must bring their own mat

Med_Ren Jamssessions

23:30 La Nevera Pub

Everyday from 23:00 the evenings of the Course… With free participation for all those soloists or groups who want to play, sing, recite or dance medieval and renaissance music and poetry.