Inspired by his Oscar nominated score to the landmark feature film “THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST”, John Debney’s enthralling music is performed and captured live as the thrilling concert event THE PASSION ORATORIO. Presented by Debney Productions and Costa Communications, in cooperation with Icon Productions, THE PASSION ORATORIO: A LIVE CONCERT EVENT took place at the world-renowned Mosque – Cathedral in Cordoba Spain. Over 6000 people attended and it was the first orchestral concert performed in the mosque in over 40 years. John Debney created the work to “exemplify the universal ideals of Love, Faith, Hope and Mercy”.
THE PASSION ORATORIO features the original concert work by the Oscar-nominated composer John Debney, the film’s lyricist/vocalist/soloist Lisbeth Scott, the film’s flute soloist Pedro Eustache, the Ziryah Choir, and the Cordoba Orchestra under the direction of Kevin Kaska. Other solo performers included tenor Juan Luque and soprano Maria Alonso.
“I was so honored to have the Passion Oratorio performed in the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba where people of all faiths visit the mosque that was constructed over 1000 years ago”, explains Debney.
“John Debney’s score for THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST enhanced the film’s images to an otherworldly realm. In his Oratorio, John has gone a step further and expanded his inspiration to a work that transcends its orchestrations to speak straight to the heart and soul, like a prayer.” – Mel Gibson
DVD BONUS FEATURES Extended Interviews with John Debney, Lisbeth Scott and Pedro Eustache
Music by John Debney
Lyrics by Lisbeth Scott
Conducted by Kevin Kaska
DVD VIDEO – ALL REGION NTSC
Running Time: 1 hour, 27 minutes
RETAIL PRICE: $9.98
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