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NEWS: Julia Holter’s live score for The Passion of Joan of Arc, with the Chorus of Opera North

The hugely innovative Los Angles-based composer and multi-instrumentalist Julia Holter and her band will be joined by the 36-strong Chorus of Opera North for the long-awaited premiere of her soundtrack for Carl Theodor Dreyer’s visionary 1928 silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc at Huddersfield Town Hall on 23 November, part of Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2022. This performance was originally scheduled for summer 2020 but was postponed due to the Covid pandemic.

There will be a further date for the ensemble two nights later on 25 November at London’s Barbican.

In partnership with the Barbican, hcmf// and Leeds’ Brudenell Social Club, this major commission for Julia Holter is the latest in Opera North’s FILMusic series of live scores. Their last such production took place in February and was a screening of another 1928 silent film The Wind, accompanied by a live score from Erland Cooper, featuring the Chorus Of Opera North.

For this performance, Julia Holter’s band will comprise Sarah Belle Reid, Corey Fogel and Tashi Wada, all of whom were with Holter when she last appeared in West Yorkshire at the Howard Assembly Room in Leeds in December 2018.

Further details about these performances and how to get tickets for them can be found HERE

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Photo of the Chorus of Opera North: Tristram Kenton

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