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ORFEÓN SAN JUAN BAUTISTA DE PUERTO RICO Y CORO ENTREVOCES, 2 DE ABRIL  A LAS 7:00 PM EN SAN FELIPE NERI

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San Felipe Neri's Oratorio

A temple once the lyrical, choral and court music was dedicated.

Once the architectonic share-out of the real estate property was given, the scene was located at the presbytery's zone, - that respected the Church's original plant when it was once banking entity was turned into -

Below the dome, with the safe deposit vaults behind your back and head on the high chorus.

Just below the scene the temple's constituent stone remained. Behind a glass, he can marvel always level with the ground, in the meantime than his vision from arrive only it is possible when there is no concert and he uncovers part of the podium. They exhibit the 33 coins found in the stone in a display case placed in the right-hand aisle, to the scene's side.

In front of the spectacular banking vaults they located sliding panels plated with beechen wood and acoustic materials, so that they can also appreciate themselves when there are no artistic presentations.

For the first time a constituent stone at its original place was in the Historic Center original. Such stones were placed, traditionally, in ceremony presided at by the maximum ecclesiastic, civil and military authorities, that they gathered in a public act to dial the beginning of the construction of an important building, in this case of San Felipe Neri's Oratorio, erected in 1693.

      Once soft limestone of 42 was made out of in an ashlar x 42cm of area and in-depth 21cm, San Felipe Neri's constituent stone has once a 21-x cavity was tilled in an one belonging to your faces 21cm of area and some in-depth 10cm. Veiled woman with a gray- marble slab, that cavity you put 33 allegorical coins in your inside to the age that Cristo had when dying. The named macuquinas for their irregular shape, these coins ( 2 gold and the rest of silver ) were wedged during Felipe's reigns III, Felipe IV and Charles II, that is to say, between the years 1598 and 1700, in the Mexican fences, Potosí, Bogotá ( St. Faith ) and NR ( New Reino ). They identified 24 pieces of real, 2 of 1 real, one of 2 real, one of 8 real and one of 1 gold shield; 3 silver coins for their advanced deterioration could not classify.

The architectures religious and banking they act surreptitiously at the real estate property where the Church of San Felipe Neri was founded, in 1693,. One of the projects of restoration more suggestive of the Office of the Historian of the City of Havana made possible than her formerly church, and next sedate banking, reopen on February 10, 2004 I eat living room of concerts, in the principal Cuban's Historic Center.

Busy successively through of four centuries for oratorianos ( to 1784 ), Capuchin monks ( to 1840 ) and monks Carmelites ( as from 1887 to 1924 ), San Felipe Neri was betrayed by these last to a banking institution, and the Bank Of Commerce established itself there, that in 1952 Company merged with Trust of Cuba.

In the process of restoration to make its original building suitable like banking institution, known as Oratorio of San Felipe Neri, the tower lost bell tower, from there the value of uncovering in most recent the works of rescue the apse, the dome and the wooden flashlight pertenecientes to the primitive temple, which remained walled in. Another important archeological finding was the appearing of the constituent stone of the temple, only exponent of its guy preserved in the Historic Center - cover for a great ashlar that protected her to our days -.

At the cultural institution, specialized in lyrical music, a little collection of religious painting that probably belongs to the Spanish XIXth century and the stained-glass window that the saint's image the present-day institution carries whose name displays are exhibited.

 

 

 

         

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