Music Conservatory to Present Holocaust Remembrance Concert


Sunday, November 1, 2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Cantata Picutre



The Music Conservatory of Westchester  will present the World Premiere of the Cantata for the Children of Terezin at the Congregation Emanu-El at 2125 Westchester Ave. in Rye on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. Composed by Mary Ann Joyce-Walter (professor emeritus, Manhattanville College), the concert remembers the roughly 15,000 children sent to Terezin between 1942-1944, of which only 100 survived. The composition that’s poems that were written by those children and sets them to music. Joyce-Walter decided to write the piece some 20 years ago after traveling to the Czech Republic and seeing the artwork and poetry of children imprisoned in the World War II concentration camp.  The concert will be conducted by Eugene Sirotkine (Music Director, Hudson Valley Singers, Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master Metropolitan Opera 1999-2008), and will feature soloist Jeanne Gerard, and a choir including the Elm City Girls’ Choir of New Haven, CT, and members of Hudson Valley Singers, Music Conservatory of Westchester’s Teen Vocal Ensemble and volunteers from throughout the community Orchestra. The Conservatory has launched a Kickstarter campaign to cover the necessary $25,000 to put on the show. Funds will go directly to musician fees, space rental, and costs to record this concert so it’s remembered forever.  For more information or to schedule an interview with Joyce-Walter or any of the participants, please contact Jon Chattman, Conservatory Director of Communications, at 914-761-3900 x140 or

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester
2125 Westchester Avenue
Rye, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, November 1, 2015
Times: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event
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Presenter: Music Conservatory of Westchester
Presenter Phone: (914) 761-3900
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