Yom Ha’Shoah 2018 Holocaust Commemoration: A Tribute to the Human Spirit: Verdi's Requiem is FREE, but there is a handling fee of $1.25 for each online registration. Registration guarantees a seat to the concert. Patrons are encouraged to secure tickets before the event.
Celebrate 30 years of Bach in Baltimore and commemorate Yom Ha’Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance) with A Tribute to the Human Spirit: Verdi's Requiem sponsored by tby the Baltimore Jewish Council, Baltimore Board of Rabbis, The Jewish Museum of Maryland, The Associated and it's Agencies, Samuel I. Rosenberg Endowment Fund, Chizuk Amuno Congregation, Bach in Baltimore, the Peggy and Yale Gordon Trust, Markland C. Kelly, Jr. Foundation, and William G. Baker, Jr. Foundation.
The afternoon program includes a Holocaust Commemoration Ceremony and a performance of Verdi’s dramatic masterpiece Requiem, a breathtaking and varied piece expressing a full range of emotion from terror, joy, uncertainty, and the indelible strength of the human spirit in the face of tragedy. Between 1943 and 1944, the Requiem was performed 16 times by the prisoners of Theresienstadt, a Nazi concentration camp in Czechoslovakia, directed by interned composer Rafael Schächter. Our performance of Verdi’s Requiem at the Chizuk Amuno Synagogue will feature the Morgan State University Choir joining with the Bach in Baltimore Choir and Orchestra. Featured soloists include Natanya Washer, soprano; Dr. Min Jin, tenor; and Jeffrey Williams, bass. Two hundred and fifty musicians will together recreate Verdi’s “most famous opera” in remembrance of the Shoah and in an affirmation of our shared humanity.