1 March: 20:30
Venue: Adam Small Auditorium, Stellenbosch
A co-production between NATi, SU Woordfees and Suidoosterfees.
Text: Antjie Krog (Die nuwe verbond – ’n Misorde vir die universum)
Director: Marthinus Basson
Conductor and musical director: Pieter Bezuidenhout
Set design: Marthinus Basson & Michael Mitchell
Music: Misa Criolla by Ariel Ramírez, Missa Luba by Guido Haazen, Nuwe verbond by Antoni Schonken
Choreography: Sifiso Kweyama and Ina Wichterich
Costumes: Michael Mitchell
Stage manager: Danielle Louw
Project manager: Corneil Muller
Producer and lighting design: Chris Pienaar
MI(SA) is a three-part performance consisting of the Missa Luba, the Misa Criolla and a new South African mass written by Antjie Krog with music by Antoni Schonken: Die nuwe verbond – ‘n Misorde vir die universum. Krog and Schonken conduct a conversation with the beloved Missa Luba and Misa Criolla. Marthinus Basson combines rites and liturgies to create a ground-breaking unique South African soundscape, primarily in Afrikaans but also in Latin, Greek, English, Xhosa and old Khoi-san. Krog states that it is a “mass to assuage the harm that people inflict upon each other and the planet”. The MI(SA) is not simply sung by the Cape Town Opera Choir – their individual stories, and where they come from, form part of the mass.
Booking: Computicket https://online.computicket.com/web/event/mi_sa/1276175422/0/90831701