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Following their tradition of innovative programming, The Seraphim Singers, in collaboration with organist Peter Krasinski, provide choral elaboration and improvised organ accompaniment to the 1928 French silent film La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc. Based on the actual trial record of Joan of Arc, the film of Carl Theodor Dreyer is widely regarded as a landmark of cinema.
With Peter Krasinski, organ, International Sonic Artist.
Presented by permission of Janus Films, with a generous grant from the Institute for the Liberal Arts at Boston College.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
First Lutheran Church
299 Berkeley Street, Back Bay, Boston
Saturday, April 5, 2014 FREE ADMISSION!
Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola
28 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston College, Chestnut Hill
This performance will be preceded by a free panel discussion on Joan of Arc, the film, and the music. Click here to learn more.
Britten & Poulenc (Nov. 10 & 17, 2013)
Marking the 100th anniversary of Benjamin Britten’s birth and the 50th year since Francis Poulenc’s death, The Seraphim Singers perform works of these two giants of twentieth-century composition. Britten’s Hymn to St. Cecilia and Poulenc’s Mass in G are among the choral treasures featured.
With Heinrich Christensen, organ.
Heavenly Light (Feb. 2 & 7, 2013)
Hanukkah and the Easter Vigil are yearly reminders that light has long represented the presence of God. This Candlemas-themed concert presents works evoking the image of light, including a world premiere by Boston composer Richard J. Clark, Julian Wachner’s At the Lighting of the Lamps, and works by Holst, Elliott Gyger, James Woodman, Palestrina, and more.
With Youth pro Musica (Robert Barney, Artistic Director), Heinrich Christensen and Richard J. Clark, organ, and Tim Macri and Alison LaRosa Montez, flute.