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Early Music Concerts 2015-2016: (US) Orlando Consort Concert: "The Passion of Joan of Arc" Silent Film Get Live Soundtrack (16 Jan 2016)

Contributed by admin on Jan 01, 2016 - 01:40 PM

(From a recent Orlando Consort news release)

The Philharmonic Society of Orange County is pleased to present “The Passion of Joan of Arc: Silent Film & Medieval Sound,” a new project by British vocal ensemble The Orlando Consort, on Saturday, January 16, 2016, 8pm, at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The Orlando Consort creates a stunning live soundtrack to Carl Theodor Dreyer’s monumental 1928 silent film biography of the saint and martyr, singing medieval songs composed during the lifetime of Joan of Arc (1412-1431) in live accompaniment to the film. A pre-concert lecture by Jean Drum will take place at 7pm. ...

This performance is part of the Society’s Eclectic Orange Series, which is generously sponsored by Judith and Howard Jelinek, with additional support from Bette and Wylie Aitken.

Immortalizing the trial of Joan of Arc, Carl Theodor Dreyer’s cinematic masterpiece La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc (The Passion of Joan of Arc) features Renee Maria Falconetti as Joan, and her depiction of the Maid of Orleans has been celebrated as one of the best performances ever recorded on film. Of this thrilling new project, The Orlando Consort’s baritone Donald Greig explains, “Our version is…the first entirely a cappella soundtrack, a particularly appropriate mode of expression given that voices instructed the proto-feminist French saint.” ..."

THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC
Silent Film & Medieval Sound

Matthew Venner, countertenor
Mark Dobell, tenor
Angus Smith, tenor
Donald Greig, baritone
Robert Macdonald, bass

Visit the Philharmonic Society website [2] for more concert information.

Visit the Orlando [3]Consort website [4] for more information of the group and of other upcoming concerts.

 

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