So, the festive flags were installed this morning by the young members of the Jelsa rowing club under the experienced leadership of their couch Jerko Božiković.
The festivities actually started tonight with an amazing concert of the St. Cecille Choir and their guests from the Croatian National Theatre Split in the Church of the Assumption.
Despite the heat following us everywhere, even into the church building, many people gathered to listen to the concert. And although we could not stay all the way to the last song, we very much enjoyed those beautiful voices singing for us tonight.
Often, when I have the chance to listen to such a great live performance, I close my eyes to fully sense the music, not distracting myself with looking at anything. But with the Jelsa choir, it is sometimes not possible, because I just can´t take my eyes of Slavko Reljić, the choirmaster when he conducts the choir.
(photo: Ivana Župan)
Conducting with so much passion and love, it is a delight to look at him and the rest of the choir. He is for sure transferring some of his passion and energy onto the members of the choir, as their singing comes from their heart every time.
Join Jelsa in the festivities tomorrow with the Council Meeting & The Opening Ceremony of the multifunctional hall at 11 and the Installation of the Donkey Statue at the New Riva at 19:30. On Saturday a Holy mass and the following procession at 18:30, a Concert of Zorica Konda at 22:00 and Fireworks at 23:30 are awaiting for us on the Feast of Our Lady´s Assumption.