Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Symphony for the Spire / Placido Domingo Jessye Norman Ofra Harnoy|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Salisbury Cathedral's West Green is the setting for Symphony for the Spire, the spectacular inaugural concert of the 1991 Salisbury Festival. Set against the magnificent backdrop of the cathedral, the evening is a mixture ... more »
A stunning night of a thousand stars
Gina C. Moss | Greensboro, NC USA | 03/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There is certain to be something for everyone on this amazing DVD. This exceptional program will grow to be an old friend. Each time you watch it you will discover some new gem hidden away in the tracks of the disc. Pick one performance and watch it several times until you know it intimately, then move on to something else or watch the whole spectacular. My personal favorite is Kenneth Branagh, Charlton Heston and Patrick Doyle presenting a Concert Suite from Henry V. Mr. Branagh performs full speeches from the play, "Oh for a muse of fire...", "Once more unto the breach dear friends...", The St. Crispin's Day speech, and "Let there be sung Non Nobis and Te Deum." This last song is sung by composer Patrick Doyle and the Philharmonia Choir. All numbers are backed up by symphonc music from the movie played by The English Chamber Orchestra. Mr Heston also performs a dramatic reading of the Moses story from Deuteronomy. Placido Domingo, Ofra Harnoy, Jessye Norman are also featured. The English Chamber Orchestra performs Saint-Saens, Verdi, and Handel. It is a visual stunning presentation. Performed outside, huge images are projected against the side of the Salisbury Cathedral. A totally enjoyable and joyful evening to be lived over and over."