“There is an inner life inside each man no matter how much we alienate ourselves of it, it continues there, inside us, alive. As much as we want to destroy it, we can not. It is bigger and more real than everything we see. It always yell what is real inside of us, whether we want or not to know.(Excerpt from “The Song of Irias” musical) The “Song of Irias” musical ‘is not only a show recognized by critics and the public, goes beyond providing a great show with theater, dance and music. It is a new vision about the history of human being and His creator without prejudices. The show ‘The Song of Irias is a musical that has been presented by Shalom Catholic Community, in more than 20
countries. On July 27, “The song of Irias” opens the Halleluya Festival, part of the atracctions of WYD, and also organized by Shalom Catholic Community.
The plot was born from the testimony of a man who makes the experience of choosing to distance himself from God, seduced by the claim to a ‘freedom’ that creates his own truth. It is a very current proposal because the modern man involved by the relativism has made the same experience of turning away from God to become the center of all
God still loves and respects the human decisions despite suffering with the rejection of his own creature. In the story told in ‘The song of Irias,’ the man in the way far from God, along the way, knows the ‘Irias’ , enigmatic creatures who live in the darkness. It attracts him with its singing, involves him with pleasurable sensations, but at the end it steals his heart and his freedom. The man then lives the prison of the sensations and sin, and loss himself. He is disfigured.
However God, in his infinite Mercy goes and meets the man going down to the human depths. He does not go meet the man to judge him, to condemn him or humiliate him. God goes to the man to show his love by proposing a path of maturity and responsibility before the choices of life.The subject is complicated, but the best of this presentation is the beauty and creativity when speaks of man’s sin and God’s mercy. It is not a moral approach with judge and blame. It is a story where human frailty meets God’s love that is able to restore man in any situation and give him a happy and full life. The Song of ‘Irias” provokes the attention of the viewer for the inner life that is real inside all of us. We cannot escape from what is in our depths, our sins, but also God’s presence. God may change everything and make us new.
Check out the musical program of the event, day by day:
July 27th (2pm- 11pm)
Live theatre: “The Song of the Irias” (EN)
July 28th (2pm – 4pm; 8pm- 11pm)
Masterplan and Acts of the Apostles
July 29th (2pm – 4pm; 9pm – 11pm)
Missionario Shalom e Davidson Silva