Spring 2017 – “Sounds of the Cinema”
Our spring concert will be very unique! Our Artistic Director and Conductor, David Donathan, has spent hours working on the repertoire list for our spring concert, “Sounds of the Cinema.”
The concert on Sunday, April 23, 2:00pm at Christ Church United Methodist will mainly feature choral music composed specifically for movies. Movie soundtracks can make or break a film, and in recent years there has been some amazing choral music composed as part of a movie score.
There were SO MANY options from which to choose, but our concert selections of choral music composed for the movies come from “Saving Private Ryan,” “The Mission,” “Empire of the Sun,” “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” “The DaVinci Code” and the new version of “Alice in Wonderland.” Other selections will consist of classical choral music that was featured in a film. This includes the Kyrie from the Berliner Mass, composed by Arvo Part, that was heard in the movie, “The Avengers,” and “Zadok the Priest” by George Fredric Handel, which has been heard in countless commercial and movie scores including the BBC hit movie, “The Choir” that was based on the book of the same name by Joanna Trollope. There will also be two orchestral selections: “Hogwart’s Hymn” from “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” and “Gabriel’s Oboe” from the movie, “The Mission.”
Because movie scores are orchestral, members of the West Virginia Symphony will be joining us for this concert.
This program will be one of the most unique concerts we have ever offered! Opus would like to thank composers Richard Harvey and Patrick Cassidy who, even though their choral scores were not in print, provided us with choral scores for our concert.
For a complete list of our concert repertoire, please visit our ‘Concert Repertoire’ page by clicking here.
We hope to see you on April 23rd!