Barbican Concerts

Joan of Arc at the Stake

Fri 4 Nov 2011 7.30pm - Barbican Hall, London

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Marin Alsop

Marin Alsop

HONEGGER Joan of Arc at the Stake (concert performance)

Marin Alsop conductor
Amira Casar Jeanne
Klara Ek La Vierge
Katherine Broderick Marguerite
Kelley O'Connor Catherine
Paul Nilon Porcus
Jonathan Lemalu bass
David Wilson-Johnson Frère Dominique
Nicolas Dorian Speaker / L’Appariteur / Héraut III / Duc de Bedford  / Jean de Luxembourg / Heurtebise
Mark Antoine Regnault de Chartres / Guillaume de Flavy / Un Paysan / Un Prêtre
Cynthia Millar ondes Martenot
London Symphony Chorus
New London Children's Choir
London Symphony Orchestra

Honegger described Joan of Arc at the Stake as a ‘dramatic oratorio’, a work which incorporates both singing and speaking roles to tell the story of the trial and execution of France’s most famous heroine. In a strikingly rich musical tapestry of chorales, Gregorian chant and modern jazz rhythms, with parts for saxophones and ondes Martenot, Honegger’s setting is a contemporary and poignantly reflective re-telling of Joan’s final days.


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Pre-concert event
Women and Leadership Debate with Marin Alsop
Fountain Room, Barbican 5pm
Join conductor Marin Alsop as she opens the LSO’s Joan of Arc weekend with a debate surrounding issues faced by women today that mirror those of the 15th-century heroine.
Free entry, booking required on 020 7638 8891

Interview with Marin Alsop
Read an interview by Reuters with Marin Alsop discussing Joan of Arc and the works to be performed this weekend.
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