Misa Azteca

by Joseph Julián González
  • ”The work is truly wonderful, a modern masterpiece for choir, soloists, and instrumentalists, in the manner of earlier great choral works by composers like Bach, Mendelsohn, Handel, etc.”Lee Greene, Performing Arts Reviews
  • ”Its’ opening was enough to induce shivers… A spontaneous standing ovation was well deserved. Our departed ancestors seemed to join in.” Andrea Piocos, The Sun
  • ”An ecstatic event. I applaud helplessly because of the intoxicating magic of Misa Azteca.” Alma Delia Martinez, Bitácora
  • ”C’est une œuvre polyphonique remarquablement écrite... la vie et l’élévation spirituelle qui anime cette très belle pièce.” André Delacroix, ResMusica, Paris
  • ”Misa Azteca, was a fantastic and monumental new choral work, destined to be added to the repertoires of notable choirs worldwide”Lee Greene, Performing Arts Reviews
  • ”Es una obra moderna y exquisita, contrastados con los ritmos prehispánicos y la música clásica donde se reunen dos mundos en una sola espiritualidad.”Patricia Blake, Periódico Frontera
  • ”From the first moment I found myself completely captivated to the last note. I was moved beyond compare.”Veronica Falcinella
  • ”Misa Azteca es simplemente una pieza muy competitiva a las grandes obras de otros grandes compositores de todos los tiempos... Carmina Burana se queda corta al lado de Misa Azteca.” Carlos Castaneda
  • ”Out of the run of the mill usual music. Upbeat and a standing ovation!!”Joan Largey
  • “Después de un final de sonido espectacular, los asistentes aplaudieron durante más de 5 minutos, mientras se retiraban los músicos; finalmente el director decidió volver a salir a escena e interpretar otra vez la última parte de Misa Azteca.” Patricia Blake, Periódico Frontera
  • The performance of 'Misa Azteca' was excellent. Beautiful and exhilerating music performed very, very well. Kudos to the composer!dancnanc
  • ”It was a night like no other.” Cathy Benson, The Roanoke Times
  • This was so great!! love the mesh of music of Spanish, Latin and Nahuatl. Singers and soloist were strong. The music brought me into tears!Oscar Limon

Upcoming Performances

Cantares Mexicanos by Artes Vocales

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Join us for an enchanted evening of food, music, and dance, inspired by the traditions and customs of Latin American countries that celebrate the lives of their ancestors. With guest dancers, percussionists, and a guitar ensemble, we are proud to present this exciting concert, featuring a special performance of Joseph Julian Gonzalez' Misa Azteca, with renowned Tenor, Eduardo Villa.

Sat, Nov 3, 2018, 7:30 PM PDT


Church of the Good Shepherd
400 W Duarte Rd
Arcadia, CA 91007


Notable Past Performances

Carnegie Hall

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On February 20, 2011 Misa Azteca was performed in Carnegie Hall with full orchestra, a two hundred and fifty voice choir, soloists and Aztec percussion to a SOLD OUT crowd. The reception was enthusiastic to say the least, garnering a long standing ovation. Read More…

The Vatican

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On October 26th, 2014, Misa Azteca was performed to a packed audience at the Vatican sponsored event, Festival Musica E Arte Sacra. One of only two living composers selected to be represented at this prestigious festival. Read More…

The Misa Azteca Choral eScore v1.1

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For SSAATTB choir, Soprano, Mezzo Soprano and Tenor soloists, and guitar, piano and aztec percussion accompaniment. There are 8 movements for 98 total pages. Performance running time is 47 to 50 minutes. Download a FREE perusal score here. This vocal score can also be used with the Full Orchestral Accompaniment. Contact me for Score and Parts rental information.

Buy now for only $8.00 for the entire vocal score.