OperaCoast is a dynamic Sussex based music charity that provides unique performing experiences for upcoming singers and musicians, and aims to bring opera and classical music to new audiences.
No Voice Unheard is a presentation of lost music of the holocaust, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of the WW2 and consists of a programme of vocal and instrumental music by the composers whose lives were affected by WW2 and the Holocaust. OperaCoast is inspired to bring some of this music back to the audience, to be known and remembered, as well as the names and the lives of the people who created it. No Voice Unheard is being performed at St John sub Castro, Lewes on the 1st of May at 7.30pm and at the Unitarian Church, Brighton on the 2nd May at 7.30pm. There is also a performance at Menier Chocolate Factory (studio), London on the 3rd May at 2pm.
Every war brings an irrevocable loss of life and devastating personal tragedy. It also results in a loss of the whole layer of cultural heritage. Before the 1930s a talented community of musicians and composers in Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland embraced the musical legacy of Brahms, Dvorac, Mahler, Janácek, Stravinsky and Schoenberg, and on that foundation created an original musical world of their own. This was the degenerate music banned by the Nazis.
Being Jewish, the luckiest of these composers fled to the US. The rest ended their lives in the gas chambers of Auschwitz and other concentration camps. Their music was lost forever.
Music director Gregory Rose; Pianist Nigel Foster; OperaCoast soloists and Trinity Laban Conservatoire players; Selected poems written by the children of Theresienstadt concentration camp are performed by schoolchildren from Lewes.
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