Verdi ‘Requiem’ to be played at Terezin

By HELEN KAYE
April 11, 2010 11:21

Hungary’s MAV Orchestra will perform piece to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the end of WWII, and thousands of Jews who died in and were sent to their deaths from camp.

1 minute read.



opera image 8 8224

opera image 8 8224. (photo credit: )

Hungary’s MAV Orchestra, soloists and a 120 member international choir will perform Verdi’s great Requiem on May 9 at Orient Hall in the Railway Museum of Budapest, commemorating the 65th anniversary of the end of WWII, and the many, many thousands of Jews who died in and were sent to their deaths from Terezin, Czechoslovakia, better known as Hitler’s show camp, Theresienstadt.

Actually, Defiant Requiem – Verdi at Terezin, by noted US educator/conductor Murry Sidlin, also commemorates the 16 times that Verdi’s masterpiece was performed at the Theresienstadt between 1943 and 1944. Rafael Schechter, the conductor, and most of the performers were gassed at Auschwitz, often taken to the trains during rehearsals. Sidlin created a multimedia piece with the music, interviews with some of the surviving singers, other texts, and a movie that has been performed in the US and at Terezin itself.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.



The Federation of the Jewish Community of Hungary together with the Tourism and Cultural Center of the Budapest Jewish Community are sponsoring the concert. If you’re in Budapest at the time, entrance is free. Bring a handkerchief.  


Related Content

Sarah Silverman
August 26, 2014
Jewish women take home gold at 2014 Emmys

By JTA

Israel Weather
  • 11 - 15
    Beer Sheva
    14 - 16
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 8 - 11
    Jerusalem
    13 - 14
    Haifa
  • 12 - 20
    Elat
    12 - 17
    Tiberias