7:30 pm Saturday, February 23, 2019

Fisher Auditorium
403 South Eleventh Street
Indiana, PA 15705-1008

Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín
For soloists, chorus, piano & violin
Murry Sidlin, creator & conductor
Arlene Shrut, piano
Colleen Ferguson, violin

Richard Kemp & Michael Schwartz, actors

Annie Gill, soprano
Bonnie Cutsforth-Huber, mezzo-soprano
Tim Augustin, tenor
Joseph Baunoch, bass

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Chorale
Ryan Beeken, director of choral studies

Penn State Altoona Ivyside Pride
Bonnie Cutsforth-Huber, director

Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín is the signature concert of The Defiant Requiem Foundation and tells the story of the courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp (Terezín) during World War II who performed Verdi’s Requiem while experiencing the depths of human degradation. This performance features the full Verdi Requiem with the chorus and soloists accompanied by a single piano, as it was in Terezín. The prisoners’ story is told between the movements with video and narration.

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Presented by Indiana University of Pennsylvania Department of Music, Penn State Altoona Department of Arts and Humanities, and The Defiant Requiem Foundation with funding from the Gretchen M. Brooks University Residency Project.