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Leeds & York 2016

1- 23 June 2016

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Out of the Shadows: Rediscovering Jewish music and theatre

Out of the Shadows in Leeds and York featured cabaret, chamber music and songs from the Terezín Ghetto, choral music by émigré composers, a powerful oratorio of Jewish suffering and redemption, presented by such illustrious artists as The Nash Ensemble of London, the New Budapest Orpheum Society (Chicago), and cello–piano duo Noreen and Phillip Silver (Maine, USA). We also presented an exhibition of drawings by children in the Terezín ghetto, and several premieres: a recently-discovered harp piece by Gideon Klein, works by 12-year-old prodigy Josima Feldschuh, and newly-composed opera scenes based on Jewish archival materials, all prefaced by the first ever performance in York’s Clifford’s Tower.



Click here to see our festival brochure.



Venue details

Leeds venues

Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall
School of Music
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT
0113 343 2584

Holy Trinity Church
Boar Lane
Leeds LS1 6HW
07961 025581

Howard Assembly Rooms
Opera North Grand Theatre
46 New Briggate
Leeds LS1 6NU
0113 243 9999

Left Bank
Cardigan Road
Leeds LS6 1LJ
07541 765286


York venues

Black Box Theatre
Department of Theatre, Film and Television
University of York
Baird Lane
Heslington East
York YO10 5GB
01904 325220

Clifford’s Tower
Tower Street
York YO1 9SA
1904 646940

National Centre for Early Music
St Margaret’s Church
York Y01 9TL
01904 632220

All Saints Pavement
High Ousegate
York YO1 8RZ


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