Chorale Performs “Voices of Light” with Silent Film “The Passion of Joan of Arc”

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The Annapolis Chorale and Annapolis Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of J. Ernest Green, will perform Richard Einhorn's "Voices of Light" with Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 film “The Passion of Joan of Arc” on November 9th and 10th at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.

Voices of Light

The Passion of Joan of Arc

Some silent films deserve a great score and Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 film “The Passion of Joan of Arc” is one of those. Groundbreaking and modern in its feel, this film is consistently on most lists of the best films ever made. Happily, it has a great score in Richard Einhorn’s “Voices of Light,” which will be performed with the film on November 9 (7:30 p.m.) and 10 (8 p.m.) by the Annapolis Chorale and Annapolis Chamber Orchestra under the direction of J. Ernest Green at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Among the soloists joining the Chorale for these two performances are soprano Amy Cofield Williamson, tenor Frederic Rey and baritone David Murray.

Friday’s casual performance includes a post-concert question-and-answer session with Mr. Green and guest artists. Saturday’s concert features a pre-concert talk by Mr. Green at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

Tickets for these concerts begin at $34 for adults and advance sale student tickets are $12. They are available now at the Maryland Hall Box Office at 410-280-5640 or http://www.marylandhall.org. There is a $3 per-ticket service charge for individual tickets. Area music students may attend these concerts free using the Live Arts Maryland Student Rush program. To get a free ticket, all students with valid IDs and those under 18 may go to the Maryland Hall Box Office a half-hour before curtain on performance nights. The offer is one ticket per student. For additional information visit http://www.liveartsmaryland.org or call 410-263-1906.

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Live Arts Maryland, J. Ernest Green, Music Director, is one of the region’s largest and most active non-profit arts organizations dedicated to enhancing community life by performing and presenting high-quality music and providing music education for all ages. Live Arts Maryland is home to the Annapolis Chorale, Annapolis Chamber Orchestra, the Annapolis Youth Chorus and the St. Anne’s Concert Series. It also offers such music education programs as the free Student Rush ticket program and a scholarship program for high-school music students. The Annapolis Chorale is a resident company of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis.

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