Around 80 musicians will perform the musical ‘Balansiyyà’ in Xàbia

The Grup Polifònic Ars Nova and the Centre Artístic Musical will perform the piece this Saturday 7th October.

The Grup Polifònic Ars Nova and the Centre Artístic Musical de Xàbia will be performing the musical ‘BALANSIYYÀ’ this Saturday 7th October at 8.00pm on the Plaza de la Constitución, a show featuring almost 80 singers and musicians from both groups and is free to attend.

Representatives of the groups presented the event to mayoress Rosa Cardona and the councillor responsible for Culture, Mavi Pérez, which forms part of the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Xàbia choir.

ARS NOVA director Rubén Penades explained that the musical show, written by José Rafael Pascual Vilaplana in 2010, tells a story set in the era of Jaume I and mixes music and performance, using the five characters of Azahara (played by Lucía Candela), Alfons (Moisés Requena), Rey Jaume I (Jevier Pérez) and Rey Omar (Vicent Pérez) whilst the writer and journalist Josep Vicent Miralles will narrate the tale.

CAM representative Gonzalo de la Guía added that the musical has been conceived from the beginning for a band and that has helped to prepare for the show with a very novel staging which has never been attempted in Xàbia.

Councillor Mavi Pérez (Culture) highlighted the joint work of ARS NOVA and CAM Xàbia in what she considers to be an “ambitious and innovative” project which allows us to “bring our culture closer, every day a little more, since it tells a love story set in medieval Valencia”.

The mayoress congratulated the two groups and their members for the “hope and great effort” that they have dedicated to make the show a reality, an event that forms part of the cultural programme prepared by the local council to mark the ‘Día de la Comunitat Valenciana’ which falls on October 9th every year.

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