On Saturday, April 6th at 7:00 pm, our congregation welcomes Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico, in their performance of the Holocaust Cantata: Songs from the Camps. This outstanding choral event is directed by Maxine Thevenot, one of North America’s leading choral conductors. As part of our Yom Hashoah observance, Beit Tikva is proud to sponsor the choral and instrumental artists of Polyphony, a unique musical group that has performed throughout the Southwest since 2006. Before the cantata the Kol Nidre solo will be played by cellist David Schepps.
We are delighted to present the Holocaust Cantata, composed by Donald McCullough, which highlights the music and poetry of inmates who endured the concentration camps. The Cantata was premiered at the Kennedy Center in March of 1998.
In addition to this concert, a copy of Karl Koenig’s work, Fragments: Architecture of the Holocaust An Artist’s Journey Through the Camps will be given to the first one hundred attendees at the performance. Introducing the concert, Beit Tikva welcomes Dr. Frances Koenig, who encouraged her late husband, Dr. Karl Koenig, in developing this unusual photographic montage which forms the crux of his work.
Dr. Karl Koenig established a successful career as a psychology professor at the University of New Mexico before devoting the last two decades of his life to photography. In 1990, Karl developed a new photographic process, polychromatic gumoil photography, which lent an “old look” to his images. This technique became the backbone of his photos for the book.
$25.00 prepaid and $30.00 at the door