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The Miners’ Hymns
When you’re hungry for something to stir your soul, and provide food for thought and conversation long after the performance ends. Other DEEPER performances:
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All performances take place in the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, in the Street and Davis Performance Hall, unless otherwise noted.
The Miners’ HymnsSaturday, February 8, 2014, 8 p.m.
Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre
$20-$30 general admission, $10 students with ID and children 18 and under
“Elegant, elegiac... enthralling.” — The New York Times
“Voiceless, almost textless... a beautiful and devastating work, having the weight of tragedy.” — Alex Ross, music critic for The New Yorker
The story of this inspired documentary by American multi-media artist Bill Morrison and Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson is told entirely without words, with a remarkable original score featuring string quartet and 18-piece brass section. Using rarely seen archival footage The Miners’ Hymns focuses on England’s Durham coalfield, depicting the hardship of pit work, increasing mechanization, and trade unions’ fight for workers’ rights. This concert program will feature a brass orchestra composed of musicians from throughout the Roanoke and New River Valleys.