807 Mission Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78210
7:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013
One of the tools used by the Spanish in their effort to convert the indigenous peoples of the New World to Christianity was music. Discovering that many of the cultures they encountered possessed an uncanny gift for music, the missionaries used this innate talent to their advantage in their conversion, and in the process, they created an enormous corpus of sacred works. The music produced in Spain’s colonies in the New World was just as ornate, complex, and beautiful as anything found in Europe, and this music is only recently being rediscovered and given the attention it deserves. Consisting of music drawn from the cathedral and mission archives of Mexico, Bolivia, and Peru, this concert will bring together the choir, soloists, instrumentalists, and our loud band (shawms, sackbuts, and dulcians) for works from 17th-century Latin America, and the choir and orchestra for the 18th-century fare. Along with music by Zipoli, Padilla, Herrando, Billoni, and the ever-popular Anonymous, we'll perform Ignacio de Jerúsalem’s 'Matins for Our Lady, the Virgin of Guadalupe,' an unjustly neglected work that is one of the largest and most beautiful settings of the morning prayer service to be produced in baroque Latin America. To compliment our regular performance in Austin, we'll return to San Antonio's historic and beautifully-restored Mission Concepción, where audience members will experience this stunning music in a setting not unlike the churches where it was first performed.
Informal pre-concert talk begins at 6:30pm.
General Adult Admission 15.00 General Admission 16.82
Senior Citizen Admission 10.00 Senior Admission 11.54