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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; at Disney Hall with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Philharmonic; 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.

Posted: Jul-30-2015
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Richard Einhorn and Classical MPR's Steve Staruch

The Oratorio Society of Minnesota orchestra and chorus perform Voices of Light on Friday, April 15, at the Cathedral of St. Paul and again on Friday, April 22, at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis. Both performances coincide with showings of the silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc. Richard Einhorn joined Steve Staruch in the MPR studio to talk about this modern masterpiece.

Posted: Apr-19-2016
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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
Posted: Oct-24-1995
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"On Sunday, the University of Oklahoma’s venerable Holmberg Hall beheld what may have been one of the most spectacular multimedia performances the state has ever seen.

"The experience of hearing a university chorale, women’s chorus and men’s glee club ensemble of nearly 150 voices singing with a 26-piece orchestra was magnificently overwhelming. Coupled with moving images that Einhorn characterized as “one of the most extraordinary works of art I know” made it a singular event."

— Norman Transcript
Posted: May-17-2017