Misatango in Berlin

April 4 – 7, 2024 | Berlin, Germany

The premiering project of the series CHORALSPACE PRODUCTIONS is a cooperation with the Misatango Choir Festival Vienna and brings to Philharmonie Berlin Martín Palmeri’s Misa a Buenos Aires. The project will be directed jointly by the composer himself and Saul Zaks, the “Artistic Director” of the SCL Festival in Vienna. The four-day project brings together singers from all over the world and culminates in the performance of Palmeris Misatango and the world premiere of “De Profundis” at the Philharmonie on April 7, 2024.

Misatango (Misa a Buenos Aires)

Misa a Buenos Aires, also known as Misatango, was written by Argentine composer Martín Palmeri. The choral work is arranged for soprano_soloist, bandoneón, strings, piano and mixed SATB choir. Misatango is a sung Roman mass in Tango style.
The work manifests Palmeri’s splendid talent for integrating stylistic features of the tango into his compositions. The marvellous employment of the bandoneón, sometimes as a singing voice, then again as a rhythm instrument, assures the preservation of the “tango soul.” It is with excellent melodic and ingenious richness that Palmeri mixes the various tone colors of the tango with the various characteristics of the individual parts of the liturgical text.


World premiere of the piece “De Profundis” by Martin Palmeri
Selected pieces by individual ensembles
Martin Palmeri: Misa a Buenos Aires

Ensemble Crescere

The Ensemble Crescere is CHORALSPACE’s own orchestra for choral symphonic projects. The young ensemble made its debut at the Philharmonie Berlin in March 2022 with the Coronation Anthems conducted by Simon Carrington. In June 2023 the ensemble will perform “Ein Deutsches Requiem” by Johannes Brahms under the direction of Simon Halsey in the Philharmonie Berlin.

Saul Zaks
Principal Conductor

Respected and charismatic conductor Saul Zaks received a 2016 Grammy nomination in the Best Tango Album category for the CD he recorded with Astor Piazzolla’s legendary quintet pianist Pablo Ziegler. Zaks has a long-standing friendship with fellow Argentinean Martin Palmeri. The idea for a project that combines the stylistically authentic elements of Argentine choral and instrumental music arose from a long-term professional collaboration between the two.

and participating opportunities

For more details on the schedule of the event and the participation opportunities, please visit the website of the Misatango Festival or write an email to the artistic team at info@misatango.com

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any question or comments.