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Defiant Requiem at Symphony Hall
January 27, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Margaret will sing with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus as the Defiant Requiem Foundation brings their production to Boston’s Symphony Hall.
From the Defiant Requiem Foundation:
Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín tells the story of courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp during World War II who formed a chorus under the leadership of fellow prisoner Rafael Schächter, and performed Verdi’s Requiem 16 times, as an act of defiance and resistance to their Nazi captors. The performances allowed the prisoners to “sing to the Nazis what they could not say to them.”
The concert/drama features a full performance of the Verdi with video testimony from surviving members of the original prisoner choir, actors embedded in the orchestra, and original Nazi propaganda film footage made at Theresienstadt. The performance is powerful, dramatic and inspirational with a contemporary message of hope.