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The Community Chorus of Detroit commemorates the performances of the Verdi Requiem by the Terezin concentration camp prisoners in WWII.
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Our production of the Verdi Requiem at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit on May 18, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. features the Community Chorus of Detroit and three outstanding guest choirs totaling 175 voices, symphony orchestra, and Metropolitan Opera-affiliated soloists, with Dr. Edward Maki-Schramm conducting. The concert commemorates the 16 performances of the Requiem at Terezin.

“Apart from the performance of this great music, there is a profound social purpose in our concert presentation. In commemorating the Verdi Requiem performances by the WWII Terezin concentration camp prisoners, we want to promote greater awareness of this darkest history of the 20th century to the greater Detroit community; to use music as a means to stand – as a united community – for tolerance and human rights, and against prejudice; to build bridges across chronological, geographic, and cultural boundaries in the name of peace; and to give voice to the courageous Terezin singers who perished, but whose message lives on to speak to all of us today. This powerful music and the many special features in our program have the power to move us, the power to transform us, and the power to bring us together as a community.” --Dr. Edward Maki-Schramm

Please visit our website for complete concert information: http://www.communitychorusofdetroit.com/.

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With one performance and total costs exceeding $40,000 - with the orchestra alone costing in excess of $20,000 - ticket revenue will not cover our expenses, and we are working diligently to secure patronages and program ads. We ask you to partner with us in this production through our Kickstarter campaign.

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