Orchestra of New Spain presents
Pastorela II at Our Redeemer
A Christmas Play recreated and staged by our own Jendi Tarde, using authentic period costumes. ONS bring the beloved, centuries-old Mexican tradition to dazzling life onstage with music, dance and comedic fun. Join us as we follow ordinary shepherds on a perilous yet hilarious journey of temptations and trials as they follow the star to Bethlehem. Pastorela II includes a narrator, the original 5 characters more fleshed out, a new character, and a panoply of villancicos (carols) from Spain and Latin America: with Spain’s Padre Antonio Soler and Mexico’s Juan Garcia de Zéspedes and Manuel de Sumaya among the best known. Included are new “cachuas’ from Peru’s Codex Martinez Compañon, more pulsing jacaras by Frances de Iribarren, a carol with lyrics by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and a moving Gloria from a Mass by Sumaya. The drama including a valiant Angel battling a bad boy Devil!
Admission complimentary, donations welcome
Christmas concert for the whole family
Soloists are Dallas based Jenny Ivanovna Morales, Erin Roth Thomas, Jendi Tarde, David Thompson and Will Derusha, and violinist Thane Isaac in a featured role.
Reception to follow!