"...a life-changing experience for my choirs and our audience.
Michael Stillwater has captured the essence of Lauridsen's genius
in a film that reminds us of what defines beauty.
'Shining Night' is sure to inspire a generation
of choral musicians and audiences alike."
-Derek Weston, Music Educator and Conductor
Choral Directors, Event Planners and Theater Owners:
Host a screening of 'Shining Night'
combined with or without choral performance,
with or without door charge.
"The screening and concert was absolutely fantastic,
the choir performance outstanding and the film very well received.
Our program was a highlight of the festival!"
Conductor of Lux Aeterna at Mozart Festival
Johannesburg, South Africa
"Volti's screening of Shining Night was a wonderful event,
a shared experience that brought our audience closer
to the process of creating music and thus closer to us.
We feel that seeing it together made us a stronger and more connected community.
It was a very special night that people will be talking about for a long time to come."
-Barbara Heroux, Executive Director
Volti 'Singing Without A Net'
San Francisco, California
These events help to:
• strengthen community singing awareness
• reach new audiences through combining choir with film
• introduce Lauridsen's serene compositions to a new audience of music lovers
• raise funds for your choral group through ticket sales
"Fabulous! We were thrilled by Shining Night,
which took us to to a world we had never been before.
What a treat to get to know Morten Lauridsen with his elegant music and simple life style.
After the showing, 60 singers from two local choirs took the stage. It was fantastic!
To bring your film to our community was one of our most satisfying pleasures."
-Mike and Barbara Getz
Nevada Theater Film Series
Nevada City, California
"The Greater Middletown Chorale was so extremely pleased to be able to present
the Connecticut premiere of Shining Night, and greatly appreciates your generosity and support-
the poster, the trailer, web site support and many letters of encouragement.
As I watched the film's magic sweep over the rapt audience in Wesleyan University's Memorial Chapel,
I was struck with the effect of the film's power and beauty. Following the screening was silence,
then the lights came on and the room burst into applause and rose in standing ovation. The crowd was so transformed that strangers
were speaking and even hugging!
It was as if goodness had spilled down from the screen over everyone."
"The film was a wonderful insight into the man.
While it at first appeared daunting to follow the vocal performances in the film,
the immediacy of a live performance really created the total emotional experience
of the beauty of his music. Many of the audience came forward and said that
the entire experience was so moving and brought tears to their eyes."
'Music In The Mountains' Singer
Board Member, Nevada Theater, Nevada City, California
"We are a singing and learning community who believe
music is a passionate experience which transcends notes and text–
to try to reach to the depths of the human soul.
Morten Lauridsen provides us not only with the music, but also the inspiration."
Jo-Michael Scheibe, DMA
Chair and Professor, Dept. of Choral and Sacred Music
The University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music
Other Song WIthout Borders Programs
SongSourcing:Reconnecting our inner songmaker.
In this video, neuroscientist Dan Siegel, MD (author of MindSight)
describes the levels of integration which occur during spontaneous songmaking.
In Search Of The Great Song: What do children, indigenous people and whales have in common?
A film in development about the song that connects us all.
Supportive Programs: ChantWave:
Singing in community and releasing judgment on one's voice is an excellent way
to return to a state of natural connection with self and others.