This group refers to the birth of Mary and to the Church dogma of Mary's Immaculate Conception in the womb of her mother Anna. From her earliest beginnings, Mary received from God a special freedom and receptivity.
During the wedding feast, Jesus turns water into wine at the request of His mother Mary. The wine miracle at Cana symbolizes all of Jesus' life: where the Old Covenant has been watered down, He brings the wine of the New Covenant.
After the resurrection and Ascension of Jesus, Mary and the apostles wait anxiously. On Pentecost, they are inspired by the Holy Spirit. Mary and the apostles become the first Christians. With joy and without fear, they carry Jesus' message throughout the world.
The procession group "Zingende Maagden" was founded in 1911 by Edmond Jaminé. He also composed the beautiful procession songs that are still sung today. While singing and waving, homage is paid to Mary, Cause of Our Joy.
The "Koninklijke Harmonie Concordia" was founded in 1874. For more than 50 years they have provided the regular accompaniment of the "Zingende Maagden" procession group at Tongeren processions, as well as participating in processions at home and abroad.
This is the oldest group in the Coronation Procession. It existed already in 1904. These noble boys carry gifts, referring to the gifts and treasures that have been brought to the church of Tongeren since the Middle Ages.
In 1479, the archconfraternity of Our Lady had the statue of Our Lady Cause of Our Joy carved. The statue was crowned on Aug. 31, 1890. The centuries-old statue of grace of Our Lady is accompanied by an honour guard of Tongeren priests, the archconfraternity and KSA Honour Guard.
The Royal Brassband "Ons Verlangen" of Beverst has been in existence for 110 years. In that century this harmony has grown into a much sought-after all-round
band at home and abroad. Brassband, drum band, clarion corps and bagpipe corps together form a beautiful and
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