The Song of the Sibyl at the Cathedral of Valencia

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TOURISTIC AREA: Historical center

The Song of the Sibyl, as a prelude to Christmas, is performed each year at the Cathedral of Valencia. It is a paraliturgical drama which, until the 16th century, was performed on Christmas Eve in cathedrals all over the country. It is one of the most significant representations of the birth of Christ introduced by James I of Aragon after the conquest of Valencia.

The performance will be held on 21st December at 7:30 p.m. and will include the group Capella de Ministrers who will play replica instruments of the angels in the frescos in the high altar. Several choirs and students from the Higher School of Dramatic Arts will also participate.

The concert precedes the traditional Toc a Matines by the Bell-ringers Association of Valencia. 

Make sure you arrive early as it gets very busy, but it will be worth it!

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