Saturday, October 12, 2013

Union Grand-Duc Adolphe

Photo: Guy Jallay / Luxemburger Wort /
Last night, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa attended a a service to mark the 150th anniversary of the Union Grand-Duc Adolphe (UGDA) at the Cathédrale Notre-Dame which included a concert by the British choir Wells Cathedral School Choralia. The UGDA is the umbrella organisation for all kinds of musical groups in Luxembourg such as choral societies, brass bands, music schools, theatrical societies, folklore associations and instrumental groups and has over 17,000 individual members.

Founded as the Allgemeiner Luxemburger Musikverein (ALM) on September 6, 1863, it is known as the birthplace of Luxembourg's national anthem which was firstly played during one of their concerts. After its decline during the 1880's, the ALM was revived as the Adolph-Verband on March 31, 1891 and placed under the high patronage of Grand Duke Adolph. In 1919 the name was changed from German to French and the organisation became known as Union Adolphe and, in 1947, Union Grand-Duc Adolphe.

For more pictures of yesterday's concert, have a look at Wort in English.

Source: Wort, UGDA

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