7:00 P.M., September 23, 2014
St. Catherine's Church
Admission is free.
There are certain pages of history you can never hide, pages important to the future generations as well as those of the present and past. One of these is the Holocaust.
We mark the Day of the Genocide of the Jews of Lithuania on September 23. On this occasion the Jewish Cultural and Information Center and the Vilnius municipal choir Jauna Muzika [Young Music] invite you to come and remember those who were part of our society, whose work, creativity and visions were ruthlessly exterminated. It is difficult to comprehend who we would be today if this hadn't happened, and how our country and each of our lives have changed.
Ronen Borshevsky of Israel prepared the concert program. It includes a cappella choral works by Jospeh Rheinberger, one of America's most beloved composers currently; Eric Whitacre and Israeli composer Yehezkel Braun; a choral and piano composition by Gabriel Fauré; and the culmination of the program will be Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, performed by a young male soloist, a choir and an orchestra. The lyrics are taken from the Old Testament and will be performed in Hebrew and Latin.
The Vilnius municipal choir Jauna Muzika assisted by soloist discantus Dovydas Juozūnas of the Dagilėlis choir, harpist Joana Daunytė, Dainius Jozėnas on piano and Saulius Auglys doing percussion.read more