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Open Sing of “Misa Criolla” by Ariel Ramirez hosted by Chameleonic
Aug 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| $15.00
Want to get together to sing something a little different than the Summer Sing Greatest Hits? Sorry Mozart, Brahms & Fauré we love you but there’s so much more out there…
Chameleonic is a 3-year old auditioned volunteer chorus for choristers who enjoy singing diverse genres and styles.
We know not all New York choral singers get access to deeply diverse repertoire and so we invite you to join us to get together and sing something we think is a perfect Summer treat for all choral music lovers.
We’re kick-starting our very first Summer Sing with the world-famous MISA CRIOLLA of the great Argentinian composer, Ariel Ramirez.
Vince Peterson, our Artistic Director will conduct, joined by a band of lively instruments and soloists.
COME AND SIGHT-READ, AT WHATEVER LEVEL, IF YOU DON’T KNOW THIS WONDERFUL WORK.
There will be some helpful rehearsal guidance for all before we begin.
All washed down with a cold Brooklyn Lager and other treats!
Spread the word!
ENTRANCE IS $15 AT THE DOOR
* Bring your own score if you have one
* Rental Scores will be supplied for a deposit of $5
* Perusal PDF Score is available on our website
St Paul’s Episcopal Church is a short distance from the F or G train to Carroll Street.
The church is located at the intersection of Carroll Street & Clinton Street.
More on Misa Criolla:
Misa Criolla was an early non-Latin Mass post-Second Vatican Council. The Washington Post described Misa Criolla as “a stunning artistic achievement, [that] combined Spanish text with indigenous instruments and rhythms”. It led to album sales numbering in the millions internationally. Ramírez once told The Jerusalem Post how Misa Criolla was inspired by a visit to Germany after World War II. While there, he had an encounter with a group of nuns, which led him to consider writing “a spiritual piece”. This would eventually become the Misa Criolla.
The Misa, a mass for either male or female soloists, chorus and orchestra, is based on folk genres such as chacarera, carnavalito and estilo pampeano, with Andean influences and instruments. It is also one of the first masses to be composed in a modern language following the authorization of the use of the vernacular by the Second Vatican Council. Ramírez wrote the piece in 1963–1964 and it was recorded in 1965 by Philips Records, directed by Ramírez himself with Los Fronterizos as featured performers (Philips 820 39 LP, including Navidad Nuestra, remastered in 1994 and released by Philips as CD 526155-2).