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Defiant Requiem – Verdi at Terezin

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28 January 2017 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Durham Cathedral
Palace Green, Durham. DH1 3RL United Kingdom

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Creator & Conductor: Murry Sidlin

Lecturer: Jane Arnfield, Rafael Schächter, Ali Pritchard

Soprano: Gweneth-Ann Rand
Mezzo-soprano: Alison Kettlewell
Tenor: Philip Sheffield
Bass-baritone: Keel Watson

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.

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Doors Open: 6:30 pm
Ticket Prices: £25, £22, £10
Music Durham Member Tickets: Music Durham discount is not available for this concert
Ticket Availability:   available from Gala Theatre Box Office, or by ‘phone on 03000 266600
Ticket Delivery:  Through the Gala Theatre Box Office
Accessibility: Please get in touch to confirm arrangements


28 January 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Durham Cathedral
Palace Green, Durham. DH1 3RL United Kingdom


Music Durham