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The Orlando Consort - Voices Appeared Tour

LA PASSION DE JEANNE D'ARC (1928)
Silent Cinema and Medieval Music

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

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Condemned unseen in France on its release, vilified by the Catholic authorities and even banned outright in England, Carl Theodor Dreyer's La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc is widely recognised as a silent masterpiece, regularly appearing in lists of the top ten greatest films ever made.

Inspired by Dreyer's vision, the award-winning Orlando Consort present an entirely new, carefully crafted soundtrack of music from the era in which the film is set. The intricate beauty of 15th century works by Binchois and Dufay, together with animated motets and haunting plainsong, amplify the poignant depiction of medieval France and provide a unique and highly evocative accompaniment to this landmark film.

This tour has been supported by Arts Council England, the National Centre for Early Music and Eureka Films.

'The Orlando Consort's performances are simultaneously ravishing and reverential' Los Angeles Times

'So extraordinary and otherworldly is this film's power, you could believe you were watching the actual trial of Joan of Arc.' The Guardian

 'I think what Don Greig and the ensemble has done is fantastically good. The film really gains from having the human voice; it immediately makes the link between the film and us.'
Neil Brand, writer, composer and silent film accompanist BBC Radio 4 'Front Row

Front Row Interview with Don Greig on 19 May 2015



Read Guardian Music blog (7 July 2015) here 


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NATIONAL TOUR DATES 2015/16

Tuesday 19 May                     Bury St Edmunds Festival
Tuesday 7 July                      York Early Music Festival  SOLD OUT
Wednesday 8 July                 Cheltenham Music Festival
Friday 7 August                     Lake District Summer Festival
Saturday 25 October             Canterbury Festival
Friday 30 October                 Brighton Early Music Festival 
Sunday 1 November             Turner Sims Southampton
Wednesday 4 November       Nottingham Lakeside Arts
Tuesday 24 November         Royal Northern College of Music
Wednesday 25 November     Keele University Concert Series   
Saturday 28 November         Wiltshire Music Centre
Friday 29 January                 Barbican (performance at St Luke's)    new date....