The sound track to blockbuster Still Alice is set to be performed at an east London church for charity.
St Leonard’s in Shoreditch will host the concert premiere of music from the Academy Award-winning film. Composer Ilan Eshkeri will lead the same ensemble that recorded the original score for the movie.
The concert, on Wednesday, November 25, will include a newly-composed suite from the film, which stars Julianne Moore.
Proceeds from the night will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Society.
Ilan said: “Being a film composer you have to be empathetic, you have to imagine what it feels like to be that character, and this is what I have tried to do by extending the themes from Still Alice to create these independent pieces of music.
“The start of the piece is about family, it is about warmth and love.
“The variations represent different aspects of life, but all based upon the initial theme.
“Then the piece moves into losing oneself in brain disease, memories collide, time is no longer linear, reality is within grasp, there are moments of lucidity but then they are lost.”
The film tells the tale of a linguistics professor who develops early onset of dementia.
It reveals how the illness can not only affect an individual but family members too.
7.30pm, November 25, £18.50, St Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch