December 17, 2018

Posted on January 8, 2018

Join All Classical Portland and the Portland Youth Philharmonic for a landmark collaborative multimedia performance inspired by Joan of Arc:

Voices of Light

at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 

Friday, January 26, 7:30pm

Portland Youth Philharmonic presents the title oratorio by Richard Einhorn in conjunction with Carl Dreyer’s iconic 1928 silent film, The Passion of Joan of Arc. The event takes place in collaboration with Northwest Film Center, as part of their 34th Reel Music Festival. Voices of Light includes live performances by Camerata PYP, In Mulieribus, three Portland State University choirs, as well as celebrated vocal soloists Catherine van der Salm, Hannah Penn, Brian Tierney, and Anton Belov. All Classical Portland is the official media sponsor.

The Passion of Joan of Arc is considered to be one of the most elemental and stunning silent films in world cinema, and Einhorn’s brilliant composition underlines and amplifies the drama. Voices of Light premiered in 1994 and was praised as “lush,” “brilliantly effective” and “moving” by The New York Times, Washington Post and Chicago Sun Times. It has since been performed around the world, but this is the first production of this magnitude in Portland.

All Classical Portland is offering two opportunities to for you to gain valuable insight into this monumental production:

  • Watch “Illuminating Voices of Light,” an inspiring panel discussion that took place at the All Classical Portland studios on Wednesday, January 24 at 6pm. You can watch the video ON DEMAND at the All Classical Portland video archive. Moderated by All Classical Portland Interim CEO Suzanne Nance, this conversation explores the intellectual and artistic content that makes this combined work so powerful. The panelists are Portland Youth Philharmonic Musical Director David Hattner, composer Richard Einhorn and PSU Associate Professor of Film Studies Amy Borden.
  • Also, tune in for a special Thursdays @ Three this week: a Voices of Light preview performance featuring In Mulieribus and members of the Portland Youth Philharmonic.

For more information about Voices of Light and to purchase tickets, visit  the Portland Youth Philharmonic website. All Classical Portland donors receive $10 off tickets. Look for the discount code in your email, or call 503-943-5828.

For more information and tickets, visit portlandyouthphil.org.

All Classical Portland donors receive $10 off tickets. Look for the discount code in your email, or call 503-943-5828.