Vigilant, Sunday the river protagonist: Palio dell’Oca and Tonca – Trento



THIRTY. At the Vigiliane Festival tomorrow (Sunday 19 June) is the big day of the Palio and the Tonca. Appointment on the Adige River for the raft challenge: 47 crews in the race representing the different districts of Trento.

The program begins at 9 with the Farmers market and activities for families, created in collaboration with Coldiretti Trento, which will offer its stands along Via Belenzani and in the courtyard of Palazzo Thun. In Piazza Duomo, Corte dei Mastri created in collaboration with the Trentino Craftsmen’s Association. In the afternoon the Organ walks proposed by the “Renato Lunelli” Organ Association. At 4.30 pm, the Walk of the Ponente Organ will start from Sopramonte and will feature the participation of Stefano Rattini (organ). Afterwards, the walk will continue in Sardinia with Simone Vebber (organ), ending in Baselga del Bondone with the organ performance of Tarcisio Battisti and the Calceranica al Lago Polyphonic Choir on the Lake. The Trentino Choral Federation, for its part, is proposing an afternoon in the company of some of the protagonists of Trentino choral singing: at 5 pm, in the Abbey of San Lorenzo, the voices of the Choral Povo “Voci in Accordo” will resound and the Antares de Taio Polyphonic Choir. The Sant’Elena di Cadine choir, the Campotrentino choir and the Trentino Alpine choir from Gardolo will perform in Piazza Lodron from 6 pm. And after making a necessary stop in the neighborhood of S. Martino with the emotions provided by the Caravan of Artists (in collaboration with Anima Mundi Creativity Factory), all that remains is to immerse yourself in an experience absolutely to try with the “Dark on the road” (AbilNova Cooperativa Sociale-formerly AbC Irifor del Trentino), tasting the products of the Antica Erboristeria Cappelletti, completely immersed in darkness.

The wait will go entirely to the Palio de l’Oca; in fact, the exciting challenge of the raft returns to the banks of the Adige River among the representatives of the districts and suburbs of Trento. 47 crews are taking part, including last year’s winner, Spini di Gardolo, each consisting of six disguised drummers, who will have to pass nine skill tests in the shortest possible time. Among the novelties of this year is the reinsertion of the mooring, which in the previous edition had been removed. Finally, as always, the Palio dell’Oca will have the support of the 2nd Regiment of Engineers of the Alpine Brigade “Julia” which will provide the assets for water rescue, cooperating in synergy with the Permanent Corps of Firefighters-Trento and with the Union of Volunteer Fire Brigade of the District of Trento, and under the coordination of Trentino Wild – Rescue Project.

At 20.15 the Adige river will once again be the protagonist with one of the most anticipated moments of the Vigilant Festival, the Tonca. From the bridge of Sant Llorenç, the judge who presided over the Court will look from the traditional tower to read the much feared sentence. The evening will continue with many appointments between music and beauty. At 20.30 there will be the Concert of sacred music in the Church of S. Francesco Saverio (in collaboration with the Regional Festival of Sacred Music), which will feature the participation of the ensemble Cappella Rupertina and Guido Pellizzari (harpsichord, organ and conducting) in an evening dedicated to motets for Cardinal Madruzzo. At the same time, the Capovolto Theater stage in Piazza Cesare Battisti will offer an evening in the company of some of the protagonists of Trentino’s choral singing, in collaboration with the Federation. Hearts of Trentino. The vocal group Voci Ignote (Trento), the choir Roen (Don) and the choir Highlight (Pergine Valsugana) will take part. And at 21:30 we will move to the Piazza Fiera Arena for theelection of Miss Vigiliane Trento, in collaboration with Soleo Show: 16 girls will compete for the coveted title that will lead the winner to be the Godmother of the Vigiliane Parties. Finally, at the end, the prizes will be awarded to the basters. An intense program, which will culminate at 9.30 pm with an unmissable show, which after six years will once again inhabit the extraordinary “stage” of the Duomo. The “Veni Creator” will be staged from the Cathedral of S. Vigilio. Trento and the Council: history, music and images, a project whose artistic coordination is in charge of Cristina Pietrantonio. Participation in the show is free with limited admission. For more information: www.festevigiliane.it

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