Missa Criolla

203574_117477871671172_1656082_nMisa Criolla: Composed in 1963, Ariel Ramirez’s Misa Criolla was a groundbreaking work in that it was one of the first mass settings to be written in Spanish, and to incorporate the rhythms and traditions of Hispanic America.

Scored for soloist, choir and instrumental ensemble, this mass quickly brought its composer great fame and stands today as his most popular work. In a rare performance of the Misa Criolla, we are thrilled to have emerging Young Artist with Opera Australia Sophie Yelland to sing the iconic solo part.

This program of American Music also includes Aaron Copland’s In the beginning, one of the great works for acappella choir, characterised by Copland’s distinctive harmonic language and subtle use of jazz rhythms. Eric Whitacre’s Cloudburst receives its first Melbourne performance – a spectacular, theatrical piece that involves prominent use of body percussion.

Music also by Morton Lauridsen, Jackson Hill and Steve Reich. A concert not to be missed.

  • Mezzo-Soprano: Sophie Yellend
  • Piano: Jennifer Macnamara
  • Cavaquinho: Adam May
  • Percussion: Peter Neville, Alex Pertout, Danny Richardson, Matthew Horsley

Concert details:

Tickets: $30 pre-puchased/$35 paid at the concert
250 George St, Fitzroy

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