We are involved in an exciting and ambitious collaboration with Gloria Musicae and other choral and music groups. “Voices of the Holocaust” will be performed on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, April 28, 2014, at Van Wezel Hall in Sarasota, Florida.
“Voices” is a dramatic 80-minute cantata based on 22 songs composed in ghettoes and concentration camps during World War II. The compositions have been arranged by contemporary composer, Sheridan Seyfried. “Voices” has never before been choreographed. The choreography has been created by Elizabeth Weil Bergmann, former Dance Director at Harvard University, who is on the Dance Alliance’s board of directors.
The aim of “Voices” is 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” will be hosted by Charlayne Hunter Gault who will address these concerns. Ms. Hunter-Gault is an award-winning journalist with more than 40 years in the industry. She was CNN’s Johannesburg bureau chief and spent 20 years at PBS, as national correspondent for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, where she also anchored the award-winning newsmagazine on human rights, Rights and Wrongs. A trailblazer in her own right, she was the first African-American woman student to enter the University of Georgia.
We have just launched a crowd-funding campaign for the dance section of “Voices.” Visit our campaign and learn how you can participate, and the rewards that you will receive.