“In Remembrance, Lest We Forget” was the theme for the choral concert held Feb. 26 at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Local students performing in the event included:
Hildreth — Amaryah Fritz and Miranda Paitz with the University Women’s Choir and Amaryah Fritz with the Choraleers.
Kearney — Vergil Nelson, formerly of Minden with the Choraleers.
Wilcox — Logan Gellerman-Farley with the Choraleers.
The performance, under the direction of Dr. David Bauer, UNK director of choruses was held in the UNK Fine Arts Recital Hall and featured a collection of music written during the Holocaust.
The University Men’s Choir opened the concert with “Three Songs from the Ghetto” by Gershon Kingsley, which included “The Last Butterfly,” “Lullaby At Ponar” and “It Burns.” The Vocal Collegium performed “Is Not a Flower a Mystery?” by Donald McCullough and “Even When God Is Silent” by Michael Horvit.
The University Women’s Choir performed three pieces, including “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” by Charles Davidson, which was written to the 15,000 children who passed through Theresienstadt on their way to Auschwitz, “When I Am Silent” by Joan Varner and “Ani Ma’Amin” by Paul Gladwell and Sean Ivory, a Hebrew affirmation of faith sung by many as they entered the gas chambers.
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