Barbican Concerts

Joan of Arc: Voices of Light

Sun 6 Nov 2011 7.30pm - Barbican Hall, London

Overview

Marin Alsop

Marin Alsop

RICHARD EINHORN Voices of Light

A silent film showing of Carl Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan
of Arc
(1928) with live orchestra.

Marin Alsop conductor
Synergy Vocals
London Symphony Chorus

London Symphony Orchestra

Forging a libretto from the writings of Joan of Arc, medieval mystics and the Bible, Richard Einhorn’s beautifully haunting minimalistic score accompanies a showing of Carl Dreyer’s 1928 silent film, The Passion of Joan of Arc, to create an emotionally raw portrayal of the life of Joan of Arc. Described as ‘cinematic’ but far from a conventional movie soundtrack, Einhorn’s oratorio melds itself into Dreyer’s images to create an increasingly tense atmosphere of ethereal horror.


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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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Eating at the Barbican
We are delighted that Searcys restaurant on Level 1 will be opening specially for this concert from 5.30pm. Please visit their webpage on the Barbican website for menus and online booking.


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