Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin

@ Durham Cathedral

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28 January 2017

£25.00, £22.00, £10.00 (Concessions £20.00, £18.00,£8.00)

Creator & Conductor: Murry Sidlin
Narrator: Jane Arnfield
Rafael Schächter: Ali Pritchard
Soprano: Linda Richardson
Mezzo-soprano: Alison Kettlewell
Tenor: Philip Sheffield
Bass-baritone: Keel Watson
Orchestra: Durham Choral Society Orchestra and Durham University
Orchestral Society
Choirs: Durham Choral Society and Durham University Chamber Choir
Choirmaster: Michael Summers
Executive Producer: Tony Harrington

Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín tells the story of courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp during World War II who learned Verdi’s Requiem Mass and then performed this compelling work 16 times as a statement of defiance and resistance, answering the worst of mankind with the best of mankind. The concert/drama features a full performance of Verdi’s famous oratorio with actors, video testimony from surviving members of the choir, and original Nazi propaganda film footage. The performance is powerful, dramatic and inspirational, with a contemporary message of hope.

Tickets £25.00, £22.00, £10.00 (Concessions £20.00, £18.00,£8.00), available from Gala Theatre Box Office 03000 266600 or www.galadurham.co.uk. For more information contact The Forge on 01207284515, enquiries@intheforge.com or www.intheforge.com.

Presented by The Forge with support from: The Defiant Requiem Foundation’s
Gretchen M. Brooks University Residency Project, Durham Cathedral, Durham
Choral Society, Durham University, Northumbria University

Venue
Durham Cathedral
The College
County Durham
DH1 3EQ

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