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Defiant Requiem

Jan 28th 2017 @ Cathedral

Durham, United Kingdom
I Was There
Saturday, January 28th, 2017
7:30 PM
Cathedral
Durham, United Kingdom
This is the UK Premiere of Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín which 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.

Creator & Conductor: Murry Sidlin,
Lecturer: 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

Tickets £25.00, £22.00, £10.00
Concessions £20.00, £18.00, £8.00