Colgate chorus presents contemporary ‘Voices of Light’ oratorio Dec. 7


Composer Richard Einhorn’s oratorio “Voices of Light/The Passion of Joan of Arc” will be presented by the Colgate University Chorus and Guest Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Colgate Memorial Chapel.

A pre-concert lecture by the composer is 2:45 p.m. the same day in Golden Auditorium, 105 Little Hall, at Colgate.

The performance will be conducted by R. Ryan Edris, assistant professor of music and director of choral and vocal activities. He has conducted choirs and workshops throughout the United States and in Austria, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Greese, Hungary and Slovakia.

He has a master’s and a doctor of music degree in choral conducting from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

“Voices of Light” merges Carl Theodor Dreyer’s legendary silent film masterpiece The Passion of Joan of Arc with a live performance of a new work.

It’s been described by the Los Angeles Times as “a triumph” and by the Chicago Tribune as “an overwhelming experience.”

The Colgate performance is presented in conjunction with the Film and Media Studies program and with support from the Colgate Arts Council and Faculty Development.

The pre-concert lecture and performance are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, contact Lorraine Joseph, concert manager, at 315-228-7642 or

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