The Passion of Joan of Arc

​The Passion of Joan of Arc

Orlando Consort
Program Notes

The Passion of Joan of Arc

The more intimate medium of five unaccompanied voices is particularly appropriate to the portrayal of...

Program Notes

The Passion of Joan of Arc: Scene Breakdown and Repertoire Selections

In all her letters, Joan wrote the words ‘“Jesus Maria” separated by the sign of the cross to indicate...

The Passion of Joan of Arc

Orlando Consort

Friday, October 16, 2015, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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The trial of Joan of Arc was immortalized in Carl Theodor Dreyer’s cinematic masterpiece La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc, widely considered one of the greatest films of all time. Maria Falconetti gives a mesmerizing performance as the Maid of Orleans, captured in expressive close-ups that invite the audience into the whirling passion of her final defense.

In this performance, the Orlando Consort breathes new life into this classic silent film with an original medieval score, a creative compilation of pieces composed during Joan’s 15th-century lifetime. Cascading polyphony captures her suffering and transcendence, and the unaccompanied voices of the Orlando Consort fittingly evoke the voices of the saints who first called Joan to her cause.