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The Kennedy Center - Concert Hall
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 3 members
Review from Seymour Copperman
26 events 14 reviews

Fantastic evening. The choirs had magnificent voices. The premiere Oratorio was incredible, very moving.

reviewed Jun 21 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Nancy R Stanly
18 events 11 reviews

The evening was filled with good vocal music and interesting facts about WWII Bulgaria.

reviewed Jun 21 2011 report as inappropriate
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Featured Soloists:

Charles David Osborne, internationally renowned cantor and composer

Neli Atanasova Andreeva, Bulgarian-born soprano

David Kravitz, celebrated baritone

A Melancholy Beauty is a major choral-orchestral work that brings 300 superb choristers and instrumentalists to the stage, depicting the heroic rescue of 49,000 Jews during the Holocaust. This exciting Oratorio combines classical symphonic music with folk styles and rhythms in an unprecedented way – it is one of a kind!

Presented by Songs of Life, the oratorio was composed by the award-winning Bulgarian composer Georgi Andreev, and traces the events chronologically through the language of music in seven movements. This moving oratorio will be conducted by internationally acclaimed choral director Maestro Henry H. Leck.

In the first half of the concert, each choir will feature their best selection of a cappella repertoire, and the KHORIKOS Choir will premiere the motet Whosoever Saves a Single Life by Charles David Osborne. The second half will feature the world premiere of A Melancholy Beauty.

Songs of Life promotion partner: Washington DCJCC’s Washington Jewish Music Festival.

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