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The Defiant Requiem Foundation with support from MultiCare Health System presents

Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín

Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Tacoma Armory
Tickets: Premium: $50
General: $35
Student/Senior: $20
Murry Sidlin, creator & conductor
Adrien Gamache & Tadd Morgan, actors
Kimberly Giordano, soprano
Sarah Mattox, mezzo-soprano
Eric Neuville, tenor
Clayton Brainerd, bass-baritone

University of Washington Symphony Orchestra
University of Washington Chamber Singers and University Chorale
Symphony Tacoma Voices
Members of the Seattle Jewish Chorale
Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín, a profoundly moving multimedia concert-drama, combines the magnificent music of Verdi with video testimonials and narration, to tell the story of the courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp (Terezín) who performed the celebrated Verdi Requiem while experiencing the depths of human degradation. With only a smuggled score, they performed the famous oratorio sixteen times, including one performance before senior SS officials from Berlin and an International Red Cross delegation. Conductor Rafael Schächter told the choir, “We will sing to the Nazis what we cannot say to them.”

This concert is approximately 115 minutes with no intermission.

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