In an act of courageous defiance, Verdi’s Requiem was performed by Jewish detainees in the Nazi work camp at Terezín.
Commemorating the 70th anniversary of this historic act, the Choral Arts Society of Southeastern Wisconsin, James Schatzman, Artistic Director, proudly joined forces with the Kenosha Chamber Choir directed by Andrew Wyosnick and the Festival Arts Orchestra presenting Music Made Us Free: Terezín – 1944, on Saturday, October 25, 2014, 7 PM at EAA Chapter 838, 3333 N. Green Bay Rd., Racine, WI.
A pre-concert talk took place at 6 PM, and a reception followed the main performance. This dramatic “sacred opera” featured soloists Erin Sura, Brianne Sura, Edson Melendez, and Gregory Berg. A moving multi-media experience with video by Karel Suchy provided contrast and complemented the beauty of Verdi’s Requiem, and honored courage, perseverance, a deep desire for freedom, and the power of music to transcend and inspire. Read more about this very special event or like the Facebook page here.
Another work by Karel Suchy, Inner Voyage interpreted by Zeitgeist: