Música Temprana

Misa Criolla
Wed 25 Dec / 14:00
Wed 25 Dec ’24
  • Wed 25 Dec ’24

The Misa Criolla is one of the best-loved compositions from Argentina. This wondrous combination of folk music, classical music and religious fervour are performed to perfection by Música Temprana. This vibrant music company truly brings to life the energy and the passion of the folk traditions that underlie the Misa Criolla. Not surprisingly, their CD recording was awarded full points in Luister music magazine.


Villancicos uit de Real Audiencia de Quito, Ecuador, ca. 1700
Ariel Ramirez & Felix Luna Juana Azurduy
Ariel Ramírez Misa Criolla

“When the choir launches into the Gloria, the whole auditorium seems to light up”, wrote De Volkskrant newspaper in 2019 after Música Temprana had performed the Misa in Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw. Música Temprana recalls the origin of the Misa Criolla: the silent philanthropical work performed by two German nuns who saved many Jews from hunger during the Second World War profoundly touched composer Ramírez, and motivated him to compose the mass. The nuns’ invisibility is reflected in the baroque music from Ecuador, and the names of the nuns who had sung these Christmas songs were written in pencil in all stanzas of these polyphonic villancicos. The nuns probably also wrote the texts. These polyphonic songs demonstrate all the finesses and rhythmic richness of traditional Latin American music.

Cloakroom and drink  
Cloakroom and an intermission drink are included. If the event does not have an intermission, you will receive the drink afterwards.  

Ooievaarspas discount  
Ooievaarspas holders are eligible for a discount on the ticket price for this concert. To book tickets, we need to see your Ooievaarspas for registration purposes. Please contact our booking office to book your tickets.  


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