Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen (film)

Tuesday 2nd Apr 2013

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‘Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen’ celebrates the life and music of the artist whom musicologist Nick Strimple has called ‘the only American composer in history who can be called a mystic’.

America’s most frequently performed choral composer, Lauridsen is a National Medal of Arts recipient who spends summers on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest.Exploring the relationship of art, nature, and spirituality, ‘Shining Night’ reveals the composer through the lens of his love for the natural world together with his passion for music and literature, woven with commentaries from composers, conductors, singers, and friends.

“a heartening rarity” – Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal
Winner, Best Documentary, DC Independent Film Festival (2012)

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All ages. Running Time 74 min. Directed by Michael Stillwater

Price: FREE