Our exciting 12th season continues!
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:30PM
From the Screen and Beyond
We will celebrate several of the great composers of film music by featuring choral works from their films or their independent choral concert works. Soprano, Alfreda Burke ("Too Hot to Handel"), will join us as she reprises her featured role in Alex North’s cantata “Negro Mother.”
First United Methodist Church of Oak Park
From the Screen and Beyond: Why film composers for a theme?
March 11, 2019
I have always been fascinated by the music used in film and the people who created it. I think the scores that made the greatest impression on me at the start were the Errol Flynn swashbucklers, with music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold – Captain Blood, The Adventures of Robin Hood, and The Sea Hawk. I’ve always loved the main them Korngold created for The Prince and the Pauper, which he eventually rolled into his Violin Concerto in D. In the same piece, he quoted themes from 3 other films he scored: Another Dawn, Juarez, and Anthony Adverse.