Yom HaShoah Commemoration Concert

Yom HaShoah Commemoration Concert

Sunday, May 1st, 2022, 3:00pm

Tickets are available at the door. A live stream of the event will be available here and on our Youtube Chanel beginning at 3pm.

This concert will feature the world premiere of a specially commissioned work, “The Grip of Evil: The Endurance of Hope,” written and to be conducted by American composer Leslie Steinweiss. Presented jointly with Gloucester’s Temple Ahavat Achim, this concert was organized by Stephen Bates, of Manchester, who will perform on clarinet and flute. Bates was a clarinetist and bass-clarinet chair for 36 years with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra in Washington, D.C.

This program will include individual Holocaust remembrances plus narration by storyteller Judith Black. The ensemble also includes Janine Solheim, soprano; Wes Hunter, tenor; Abigale Reisman, violin; Rebecca Hallowell, viola; Anna Seda, cello; and Kathleen Forgac, piano.

The name of the event is drawn from the new composition that will be presented: “The Grip of Evil: The Endurance of Hope.” To get a sense of the upcoming program, please take a few minutes to listen to the words of Amy Farber, President of the Temple) in a radio interview and listen to a musical clip from composer Leslie Steinweiss, performed by Stephen Bates on the clarinet.

Amy Farber, President of Temple Ahavat Achim

Listen to an interview with Amy Farber, President of Temple Ahavat Achim, about the Yom HaShoah Commemoration Concert by clicking the play button below:

The event will be live-streamed on the GMF YouTube channel and will be available afterwards for those who are unable to attend.

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Event Info:

  • Sunday, May 1st, 2022
  • 3pm to 5pm
  • Gloucester Meetinghouse
  • Tickets: $45 for preferred seating, $30 for general seating and $10 for students.
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Gloucester Meetinghouse
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