The Passion of Joan of Arc & Voices of Light with the Vassar College Choir

Nov 5, 8:00 p.m.

Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Poughkeepsie

An oratorio with silent film combines a performance of Richard Einhorn’s 1994 choral and orchestral work, Voices of Light, with Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 silent film classic, The Passion of Joan of Arc. Dreyer’s depiction of the trial and execution of Joan is rightfully canonized as one of cinema’s masterpieces. The composition Voices of Light, scored by Richard Einhorn for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, “sublimely matches one of the great films of all time” (Chicago Sun-Times). A stunning and unforgettable evening of music and film. Christine Howlett, conductor.

At the Bardavon 1869 Opera House. For tickets, visit:

Free tickets are available for Vassar students through the Vassar College Music Department by emailing


a black-and-white still from the 1928 silent film "Joan of Arc" featuring a closeup of the character Joan.