“The Passion of Joan of Arc” film screening and orchestral performance
Wells Cathedral are delighted to partner with Hauser & Wirth Somerset to present ‘The Passion of Joan of Arc’, a special live orchestral performance and film screening here at Wells Cathedral on Friday 7 October 2016, 8 pm.
‘The Passion of Joan of Arc’ is a collaboration between the gallery, Adrian Utley (Portishead), Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) and award-winning conductor Charles Hazlewood. Adrian Utley and Will Gregory have devised a new score sound-tracking the dramatic and moving narrative of Danish film director Carl Theodor Dreyer’s ‘The Passion of Joan of Arc’ (1928), which chronicles Joan of Arc’s trial and execution during her captivity in France. Initially commissioned by the Colston Hall and supported by The Watershed, Bristol, the inventive new score will be performed live alongside a screening of the film, led by Charles Hazlewood with members of the Monteverdi Choir, percussion, horns, harp and synthesizers.
‘The Passion of Joan of Arc’ performance at Wells Cathedral will be Hauser & Wirth Somerset’s second collaboration with Somerset-based world-renowned conductor Charles Hazlewood. It follows the recent David Bowie tribute at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, which involved Army of Generals and members of the British Paraorchestra in a performance of Philip Glass’s Heroes Symphony, inspired by Bowie’s 1977 album.