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Holocaust Remembrance Day Concert
May 1 @ 3:00 pm
After a delay of two years due to Covid, the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is finally able to present a Holocaust Remembrance Program that was created in partnership with Temple Ahavat Achim on May 1st in the Meetinghouse at 3:00pm. As we watch the tragedy of war and mass murder unfold once again in Ukraine, this Yom HaShoah program takes on renewed meaning for everyone in our community.
The program features the world premiere of a specially-composed work for strings, piano, clarinet, and vocalists, The Grip of Evil: The Endurance of Hope, by American composer and lyricist Leslie Steinweiss, commissioned for the occasion by Temple Ahavat Achim with the support of sponsoring donors.
The program also presents a second new work for solo bass clarinet by Stephen Bates, “Liberation Day,” along with klezmer music, and an original composition by Abigale Reisman with Rebecca Hallowell on viola and Anna Seda on cello.
Narration and stories by storyteller Judith Black, and readings of Holocaust-era poetry and prose by youth of TAA’s Sylvia Cohen Family Learning Project, complete the afternoon.
Join them in the Meetinghouse for this program. If you are unable to attend in person it will be simulcast and available afterwards on the Gloucester Meetinghouse YouTube channel. More information and advance ticket purchases are available at gloucestermeetinghouse.org