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. 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, Wall Street Journal, London Times, and the Sydney Morning Herald.
"A moving score, expertly performed, sublimely matches one of the great films of all time."
Chicago Sun Times
"Dreyer and Einhorn together create a harrowing and exalting symbiosis that, once encountered, cannot soon be forgotten."
"Still, to understand what makes silent film so special, the central place of music can't be avoided.... This was especially the case with Einhorn's music and Joan of Arc. From the moment those Master Choral voices rang out, the enormous emotional connection the combination of sound and image created was transporting. The live music enhances what we see, bringing us inside the film, inside Joan's experience, enabling us to in a sense go on her spiritual journey with her."
Los Angeles Times
"... the most successful melding yet of classic cinema and live music ... full of deft touches."
"Even without any sound at all, Carl Theodor Dreyer's 1928 silent film of the trial, torture and execution of Joan of Arc makes compelling viewing. Augmented by a live soundtrack by American composer Richard Einhorn, performed by a gang of talented Torontonians conducted by David Fallis at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Tuesday night, this is multimedia at its most riveting."
"The fusion of medieval and minimalist music in Voices of Light not only fits the film, but also speaks eloquently to audiences today."