The musical group ‘The Voice of the desert’, known as the Priests of Rock, returns to the stage next Sunday, 15 December. The concert will be from 7.30pm in el Aula Cultural de la CAM (the Cultural Hall of the CAM) in Orihuela.
Tickets are currently on sale through the General Board of Brotherhoods, Brotherhoods and Stewardships of Holy Week in Orihuela, with all proceeds from the concert to be donate to those affected by the DANA last September.
A spokesman for the group, three of the seven members of which are practising catholic priests, said “When they contacted us to sing at this concert, we had no doubts. We saw the torrential rains and the many people suffering on television. That is why we wanted to add our small contribution for the benefit of people and families affected by DANA. As Jesus Christ tells us in the Gospel: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’.
The group was formed in the Madrid city of Alcalá de Henares and has been playing and singing pop rock music for 15 years. The group is currently made up of three priests and four lay people whose objective is evangelization, that is, to speak about Jesus Christ to the whole world with their songs.
This will be one of the last concerts given by ‘The voice of the desert’ in this year 2019, the first of which saw their participation in World Youth Day in Panama last January. There, thousands of young people from all over the world met Pope Francis. The rock priests gave eight concerts in nine days, two of them on the central stage from which the Pope spoke.
They are now looking forward to next year in preparation for a concert tour that will take them to several cities in the United States. It will be the fifth time that rock priests travel to America. During the remainder of the year they will also continue to give concerts in different cities across Spain.
The band has already published six albums. The last one entitled ‘Your face I will look for’ was produced by Santi Fernández, drummer of the popular group Los Secretos.
‘The voice of the desert are followed by many thousands of people through the internet thanks to social networks with some of their music, such as the song “Mi Fortaleza” (My Fortress) exceeding 200,000 views on YouTube .