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Kristallnacht - A Night to remember | Wimbledon Synagogue SW19

  • Wimbledon Synagogue Queensmere Road London, England, SW19 5PB United Kingdom (map)
The beast in man had lifted its mask and the time of euphemistic niceties and rationalizations was over.
— Annette Dumbach, Sophie Scholl and the White Rose

On Saturday 10th November, we will perform a concert at Wimbledon Synagogue in commemoration of 80 years since the horrors of Kristallnacht. We have chosen a programme representing a musical journey through time with at the centre of the evening, works by victims of the Holocaust such as Erwin Schulhoff . On either sides, works by Ravel, Bloch, Messian & Popper amongst others will be performed.

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We are also honoured to welcome Ruth Posner, a Polish Holocaust survivor, former dancer and choreographer and is today an actress and a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

At the end of the evening those who wish to do so, will have the opportunity of making a donation to Yad Vashem. An evening of remembrance and hope represented through the power of music.

VENUE: Wimbledon Synagogue, Queensmere Road, London SW19 5PB

TIME: 7.30pm - 9.30pm

TICKETS: £15

ON THE PROGRAMME

Maurice Ravel - Kaddish

Ernest Bloch - “From Jewish life”

Erwin Schulhoff - Extract from the duo

Max Bruch - Kol Nidre

Olivier Messian - Extract from the Quartet for the end of times

David Popper - Requiem (arrangement by Konstantin Boyarski)

 Still life by Bedrich Fritta, 1943.

Still life by Bedrich Fritta, 1943.

MUSICIANS FOR THE EVENING

Jenny Lewisohn & Emmanuella Reiter, viola

Bartholmew LaFollette, cello

Sophia Rahman, piano