Our exciting and ambitious collaboration with Gloria Musicae and other choral groups and musicians, “Voices of the Holocaust,” was performed to great acclaim on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, April 28, 2014, at Van Wezel Hall in Sarasota, Florida. Following the performance, audience members reported feeling moved to tears, elevated by joy and hope, and deeply inspired by the music and accompanying movement.
“Voices” is a dramatic 80-minute cantata based on 22 songs composed in ghettoes and concentration camps during World War II, arranged by contemporary composer, Sheridan Seyfried. “Voices” had never before been choreographed, and we were honored that the composer attended the premiere. The choreography was created by Elizabeth Weil Bergmann, former Director of the Dance Program at Harvard University. The performance included 20 dancers ranging in age from 5 to 50+. The aim of “Voices” was not only to evoke greater insights into the plight of the Jewish victims of World War II, but also to focus on the nature of hatred and discrimination still evident in our 21st-century world. To this end “Voices” was hosted by award-winning journalist Charlayne Hunter Gault, who addressed these concerns. Four state-of-the-art cameras recorded the dress rehearsal and performance. These digital recordings, along with professionally mixed sound, have been edited together to make a stunning DVD of “Voices” We encourage you to purchase and share this record of a memorable and important performance. For ordering information, please email: email@example.com