Vespers Music for Choir, Soloists, and Orchestra, Performed by the Cathedral Singers, Richard Proulx, Music Director, and The Symphony of the Shores Chamber Players with conductor Piotr Nawrot.
When the Spanish Jesuits brought their music and instruments to the New World, they joined with the highly talented Guarnani and Chiquito Indians to produce liturgical music which was, as Fr. Piotr Nawrot writes, "a luxuriant blend of Indian and European, indigenous and foreign, old and new."
Once heard only at Vespers in the 17th-century Jesuit Reductions of Bolivia, this fusion of baroque and native rhythms and melodies was brought to light in The Mission, a 1986 film starring Robert DeNiro. It is again brought to life in this stirring performance by the Cathedral Singers and the Symphony of the Shores Chamber Players.