“A Fire in the Soul” tells the story of a crucial event in the history of the La Sallian mission in Southeast Asia. On February 12, 1945, as American forces bombarded the City of Manila, a group of Japanese soldiers entered the De La Salle College campus on Taft Avenue and attacked the people who were living there. Twenty-four men, women, and children, and sixteen La Salle brothers died in the massacre. The Cantata commemorates their supreme sacrifice on the occasion of the Centennial celebration of De La Salle University in the Philippines.
War turns human beings into monsters.
It also forges heroes from out of its flames.
We tell this story to honor their memory. And to remember.
Bro. Egbert- Michael de Mesa, Bro. Antonius- Franco Laurel, Bro. Mutwald- Al Gatmaitan, Bro. Friedbert- Jonel Mojica, Bro. Arkadius-Miguel Castro, Bro. Athanasius- Floyd Tena
Jaime Fabregas, Ricky Gallaga, Chita Castillo, Dado Jose, Tanya Lopez, Louie Zabaljauregi
Alma Mater- Naomi Sison
Japanese Captain- Onyl Torres, Jap Soldier 1- Nazer Salcedo, Jap Soldier 2- Mitoy Sta. Ana, Jap Soldier 3- John Gilbert Arceo
De La Salle Inner Soul, La Sallian Youth Orchestra, La Salle-Zobel Chorale, The La Salle Centennial Orchestra, The La Salle Centennial Chorus, The Kids of La Salle-Greenhills
The Production Team:
Directed by: Peque Gallaga
Lyrics & Libretto: Vicente Garcia Groyon
Music by: Von de Guzman
Created by: Gabby Fernandez
Production Design by: Mio Infante
Technical and Lighting Director: Dong Calingacion
Projections Designer: GA Fallarme
Executive Producer: Bro. Bernard S. Oca FSC
Produced By: Lore Reyes
Playdates & Venue:
Feb 26, Sun 3PM- GALA PERFORMANCE, Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium, DLSU Taft
Feb 27, Mon 8PM - PERFORMANCE, Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium, DLSU Taft