• Short Summary

    A GROUP OF NUNS IN MADRID HAVE FORMED THEIR OWN CHOIR TO RAISE MONEY NEEDED FOR THEM TO CONTINUE THEIR CHARITABLE WORK IN THE SPANISH CAPITAL.

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    NUNS SINGING (SOF) AND PERFORMING THEIR NORMAL WORK IN MADRID.




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    Background: A GROUP OF NUNS IN MADRID HAVE FORMED THEIR OWN CHOIR TO RAISE MONEY NEEDED FOR THEM TO CONTINUE THEIR CHARITABLE WORK IN THE SPANISH CAPITAL.

    THEY ARE SISTERS OF THE MISSION OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH. THEIR WORK INCLUDES ATTENDING THE SICK AND POOR OF MADRID.

    THE NUNS LIVE IN A HOUSE WHICH IS TO BE PULLED DOWN. THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE LAND FOR THEIR NEW HOME, BUT NEED GBP24-THOUSAND STG. BEFORE THEY CAN BUILD. THEIR HOUSE ALSO INCLUDES A CLINIC THEY RUN FOR THE POOR.

    THEY RECEIVE NO MONEY FROM CHURCH AUTHORITIES, AND RELY ON DONATIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION, FEES EARNED BY GIVING MUSIC LESSONS, AND ON THE PROCEEDS OF THEIR CHOIR.

    THREE OF THE NUNS PLAY THE GUITAR, TWO PLAY CASTANETS, AND ALL 18 SING. THEIR MUSIC IS CONFINED MAINLY TO FOLK SONGS. POPULAR MUSIC, THEY SAY WOULD NOT CONFORM WITH THEIR RELIGIOUS CALLING.

    THEY HAVE MADE A RECORD OF FOUR SONGS, DUE FOR RELEASE NEXT WEEK.

    THE SONG THEY SING IN THE FILM'S 'EL TRIPPILI', A FOLK MELODY OF THE ANDALUSIAN PEOPLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1IDJTGPB0X5JD82IV4CBHR41J
    Media URN:
    VLVA1IDJTGPB0X5JD82IV4CBHR41J
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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