Ensemble la Chimera
Mastery of the Metz Cathédral
Eduardo Egüez: guitar, theorbo, vihuela, percussion and artistic direction
Christophe Bergossi : choir conductor
Barbara Kusa: soprano
Luis Rigou: singing, andean flutes and percussion
Margherita Pupulin: violin
Sabina Colonna Preti: viola da gamba
Lixsania Fernandez: viola da gamba, voice
Maria-Alejandra Saturno: viola da gamba, cello
Carolina Egüez: cello
Leonardo Teruggi: double bass
Carlotta Pupulin: harp
Juan José Francione: charango
Popular Colonial Music
Modern compositions inspired by Galea
Misa Criolla. Misa of Indios
Created in 1964, the Misa Criola by the Argentine pianist Ariel Ramirez is probably the first major work to apply one of the most symbolic decisions of the Second Vatican Council, which recommended the use of vernacular languages for texts in the Mass.
Written for soloists, choir and the traditional South American orchestra, the Misa Criola, as in many European compositions over the centuries, makes use of the five constant parts of the Catholic liturgy, the kyrie, gloria, credo, sanctus and agnus dei. Overturning many conventions and certainties, Ariel Ramirez created an accessible and understandable work for the greatest number, basing himself on themes from Andean folklore, but above all using percussion, pipes (Indian, of course), maracas and drums instead of the traditional strings, woodwind and organ.
The Misa Criola, which could have been another composition among others, was an enormous success from the moment it was recorded, conducted by the composer, helped by the early wave of interest for world music, especially from South America.
The Chimera Orchestra, conducted by Eduardo Egüez, and the Maîtrise of Metz Cathedral, give new life to this work, alongside a programme including traditional songs from the Andes.
Cat 1 : 30€
Cat 1 reduced : 27€
Cat 2 : 22€
Cat 2 rreduced : 19€
Cat 2 under 25 years: 11€