A Fire in the Soul: A Cantata In The Stage Of DLSU

The history of  Lasallian mission in Southeast Asia will reveal the story in their crucial event in the stage play, A Fire in the Soul: A Cantata. It was February 12, 1945, when American forces bombarded the City of Manila, and the campus of De La Salle College in Taft Ave. was invade by the group of Japanese soldiers  and attacked the people who were living there. Twenty-four men, women, and children, and 16 La Salle brothers died in the massacre.

The war turns human beings into monsters.  This story is to honor their memory, their service to humanity, and to remember them eternally. It also forges heroes out of its flames. It was created by Gabby Fernandez and directed by Peque Gallaga, one of the highlights of the yearlong centennial celebration of De La Salle University (DLSU) in the Philippines is the Cantata. Vicente Garcia Groyon wrote the libretto and Von de Guzman composed the music.

It has two performances only: February 26 (Sunday - Matinee) at 3pm and February 27 (Monday - Gala Night) at 8pm. Both shows will be held at Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium at the 7th Floor of Don Enrique T. Yuchengco Hall of DLSU.

The cast includes the following;

Michael de Mesa (Br. Egbert)
Franco Laurel (Br. Antonius)
Al Gatmaitan (Br. Mutwald)
Jonel Mojica (Br. Friedbert)
Miguel Castro (Br. Arkadius)
Floyd Tena (Br. Athanasius)
Naomi Sison (Alma Mater)
Onyl Torres (Japanese Captain)
Nazer Salcedo (Japanese Soldier 1)\
Gary Fabricante (Japanese Soldier 2)
John Gilbert Arceo (Japanese Soldier 3).

Narrators are Jaime Fabregas, Ricky Gallaga, Conchita Castillo, Dado Jose, Tanya Lopez, and Louie Zabaljauregi.

The La Salle singing groups, namely: De La Salle Inner Soul, De La Salle-Zobel Chorale, La Salle Centennial Orchestra, La Salle Centennial Chorus is also featured in this production.  Some kids of La Salle-Greenhills are also part of the show.

Joining the Production and the Artistic Team are Mio Infante (Production Design), Dong Calingacion (Technical and Lighting Director), GA Fallarme (Projection Design), Br. Bernard S. Oca, FSC (Executive Producer), and Lore Reyes (Line Producer).

For the matinee performance on February 26, 2012 (3pm), regular tickets are at P200, while student rates are at P100. For the gala show on February 27, 2012 (8pm), orchestra seats are priced at P500 (regular)/ P250 (students) and balcony seats at P250 (regular)/ P200 (students).
For more information, please call the DLSU Centennial Office at (632) 524-4611 local 290 or email perla.garcia@dlsu.edu.ph. You may follow De La Salle University on;

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