Voices of Light is a stunning evening of music and film. The critically acclaimed event has brought sold-out houses to their feet at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival; at Avery Fisher Hall in New York's Lincoln Center; at the Sydney Opera House; and in dozens of major concert halls across the world. It has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning; on PRI's Performance Today and NPR's All Things Considered; and in numerous national publications, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
Voices of Light, inspired by the classic French silent film "The Passion of Joan of Arc," works as a cinematic accompaniment, but it's not movie music. Influenced by minimalism and the likes of Gorecki and Part, Einhorn's music is tonal and accessible. The texts--in Latin and antique French--are from the Bible, and from writings by (mostly) medieval women, including Joan of Arc herself. Joan is represented by the reliably intelligent and well-tuned Anonymous 4 (Ruth Cunningham, Marsha Genensky, Susan Hellauer and Johanna Rose); soprano Susan Narucki sings her often high-flying lines with beauty and clarity. - Sarah Bryan Miller
"At the end, the audience didn’t know whether to applaud or burst into tears. After a few moments, the applause won and turned into a standing ovation, although there were probably a few tears, as well."