You know the moment in a film when it finally gets to the point? Redemption and joy, or perhaps damnation and pain?
There of course is the acting, the sweeping camera shots and a big orchestral score up on the big screen. But when the future ahead could be heavenly or hellish, there has to be the power of massed human voices to complete the emotional detail.
Join Radio 3’s Matthew Sweet for a concert of classic movie moments with BBC Concert Orchestra, Crouch End Festival Chorus, conductor Keith Lockhart and a host of famous cinema composers, for a voyage all the way from Omaha beach with John Williams’ Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan to another universe with the epic score Duel of the Fates from Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace. It isn’t all plain sailing though: expect some turbulence with Prokofiev’s Battle on the Ice and the ultimate `O, Fortuna’ from Carmina Burana.
One of the BBC Concert Orchestra's Sound of Cinema Live events, and part of Southbank Centre's series Film Scores Live.
PerformersBBC Concert Orchestra
RepertoireOrff: O Fortuna from Carmina Burana