Gloria Musicae Presents “Voices of the Holocaust” - Sarasota Magazine

Gloria Musicae Presents “Voices of the Holocaust”


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Date(s) - 04/28/2014


Van Wezel

On April 28, 2014, the 2014 International Day of Holocaust Remembrance, Gloria Musicae will present the Florida premiere performance of “Voices of the Holocaust,” a dramatic cantata based on 22 songs sung in ghettoes and concentration camps during World War II, composed by Sheridan Seyfried. The Gloria Musicae Singers will be joined by the Sarasota-Manatee Dance Alliance (SMDA), the Chroma Quartet, the Sarasota Young Voices, Sarasota Jewish Chorale, Booker High School Concert Choir, and the Sarasota Choral Society.

This multimedia event, under the direction of Dr. Joseph Holt, Gloria Musicae’s artistic director, will feature original chorography by Elizabeth Weil Bergmann, retired Harvard director of dance. Charlayne Hunter-Gault, civil rights activist and award-winning author, journalist and correspondent for such media outlets as the New York Times, PBS, NPR and CNN, will offer opening remarks for the program.

The event is sponsored, in part, by Mr. Clair E. Johnson, the Tourist Development Commission of Sarasota County, and The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee. The concert is Monday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Tickets are $25-$70. For tickets, call the Van Wezel box office at (941) 953-3368 or visit

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