22 2016

Holocaust Cantata Concert

4:00PM - 5:00PM  

The Summit Country Day School ,2161 Grandin Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208

Contact Lisa Shusterman

Based on research of original music sung by inmates in Holocaust concentration camps, this 40-minute cantata is an emotional, musical journey through one of the bleakest episodes in human history. Working from translations of original Polish materials found in the archives of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and starting with just a single line of melody, this is a haunting choral tribute to the 6 million Jews who were systematically persecuted and murdered as well as to the millions of other individuals the Nazi Party classified as "undesirables," including Poles, Romanian gypsies, homosexuals, transsexuals, political opponents, religious dissidents, the mentally ill and the physically disabled. What emerges from the insanity of one of history's worst examples of man's inhumanity to man is a sense of music's life-affirming powers. This will be performed by the St. John's Unitarian Universalist Choir, under the leadership of Director of Music, Dr. Jeff Stern

Sponsor: The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education and St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church