By Delia Corrigan
“This is the house of your long-exiled soul.” – Homing by J.A.C. Redford
Later this summer Columbians will have a rare opportunity to hear Homing, J.A.C. Redford’s newest oratorio. This is largely due to the personal and professional friendship J.A.C. Redford has with Dr. Larry Wyatt, conductor of Colla Voce.
One may think one is not familiar with Redford’s work, but that is probably not the case. J.A.C. Redford is a composer, arranger, orchestrator, and conductor of music ranging from concert, chamber and orchestral, to film, television, and theatre. His music has been featured on programs at the Kennedy Center, the Lincoln Center, and around the world. Redford has written the scores for more than three dozen feature films, TV movies, and miniseries, and he has composed the music for nearly 500 episodes of series television, such as Coach and St. Elsewhere, for which he received two Emmy nominations. Collaborating with other artists, J.A.C. Redmond has been involved in widely popular projects such as The Little Mermaid, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Perfect Storm, Avatar, The Help, Skyfall, and others.
J.A.C. Redford explores a theme in literature that he terms “crossing over” literature. He says, “By that I mean prose or poetry that imagines the experience of transition from this life to the next, or that renders more porous the borders between the material world and the world of spirit.” He considers the text of Homing to be responsive poetry to various literary passages that are meaningful to him. These passages may come from authors as varied as J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Charles Williams, Dante, George Herbert, and King David. The text and the score of Homing, both written by Redford, explore the human longing, sometimes subtle yet on other occasions sharp, for “home.”
Under the direction of Dr. Larry Wyatt, Colla Voce will perform Homing. Colla Voce is Columbia’s community chamber choir of professional musicians. Mark your calendars for a cool indoor afternoon activity that will stir your heart and mind.
Date: July 30, 2017
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: The Anglican Cathedral Church of the Epiphany. 2512 North Beltline Blvd.
Ticket Price: $10 – purchased in advance. $15 – purchased at the door.
Please call 803-777-5369 to purchase advance tickets.