"Defiant Requiem"

Documentary Film

The documentary film "Defiant Requiem" tells the story of Czech conductor and pianist Rafael Schächter and his production of Verdi’s Messa da Requiem in Theresienstadt, more than 70 years ago. Director Doug Shultz combines the recollections of surviving members of Schächter’s choir with archival material, and documents the rehearsals of Murry Sidlin’s production "Defiant Requiem" in Theresienstadt today.

Documentary, USA / UK / Czech Republic 2012, Director: Doug Shultz, 85 min, English, original version

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Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Hall

Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
(Opposite the Museum)

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Hall

Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
(Opposite the Museum)

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  • When

    3 March 2014, 7.30 pm

  • Where
    W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Hall

    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
    (Opposite the Museum)

Events Accompanying Defiant Requiem (6) Terezín Remembrance Week Alle anzeigen

Terezín Remembrance Week

With Defiant Requiem, performed internationally every year since 2002, the American conductor Murry Sidlin commemorates the performances of Verdi’s Requiem at the Terezín (Theresienstadt) ghetto. The dramatized concert consists of an unabridged performance of Verdi’s requiem mass interspersed with readings of eyewitness accounts and extracts from a Nazi propaganda film about Terezín. The concert had its German premiere on 4 March 2014 at the Konzerthaus Berlin. The concert was accompanied by numerous events related to Terezín.

Cultural Trip to Prague and Terezín

31 January – 2 February 2014

Art and Culture in the Terezín Ghetto

2 March 2014, 11 am – 6 pm

"As if it were a Life"

27 February 2014, 7.30 pm

Transport from paradise

1 March 2014, 7.30 pm

Defiant Requiem Documentary Film

3 March 2014, 7:30 pm