ON STAGE · MUSIC
Stellar vocal ensemble’s live score for silent film masterpiece about Joan of Arc transports us back to the 15th century.
“The spectator was immersed in the fifteenth century ... moved by the intensity of images and music.” —El Mundo
Five centuries after a French peasant girl was condemned to death for defying authorities, Carl Theodor Dreyer commemorated her in his unforgettable 1928 silent masterpiece, The Passion of Joan of Arc. This sublime film receives what critics say is its finest musical score from the Orlando Consort, one of Europe’s most highly regarded early music vocal ensembles. The Consort transports us to Joan’s world, accompanying the film live with a suite of meticulously assembled sacred and secular music from her time—including a poetic tribute to Joan by her contemporary Christine de Pizan.
Funded in part by the Frank L. Harrington 1924 Fund No. 3.