THE BACH ELGAR CHOIR PRESENTS METROPOLIS
On February 23rd Hamilton’s Bach Elgar Choir is presenting Fritz Lang’s 1927 science fiction film masterpiece Metropolis with live soundtrack performed by the 60 voice Bach Elgar Choir. The brainchild of Bach Elgar’s Artistic Director Alexander Cann, the live score performance promises to be a wonderful cinematic and choral experience.
“The film, a dazzling art-deco epic of the struggle between man and machine is considered one of the greatest films* ever.” says Cann. “The setting is Melrose United Church, a huge 1928 gothic architectural gem on Locke Street in Hamilton. Combined with the dramatic expressionistic choral soundtrack performed in the dark, Metropolis has probably never found a more evocative setting.”
The Bach Elgar Choir will be joined by instrumentalists Connor Bennett (reeds), Evelyn Charlotte Joe (bass), Chris Palmer (guitar) and Krista Rhodes (organ, piano) in the performance of music by Ravel, Ives, Honegger, Oliveros, and Canadian composer Harry Freedman. The music also features original choral compositions influenced by the work of Toronto choral conductor Christine Duncan, who workshopped components of the soundtrack with the choir.
Don’t miss this extraordinary creative experience in the heart of Hamilton.
WHEN: SATURDAY, February 23rd, 2019 7:30 pm
WHERE: Melrose United Church, 86 Homewood Ave, Hamilton Ontario
TICKETS: available from a choir member; online at www.bachelgar.com ; or at the door (if not sold out) $35; $30 for seniors; $15 for students; children under 12 are free.
*Metropolis is #35 on the British Film Institute list, and one of Time Magazine's top 100 films of all time.