Commissioned by Music of Remembrance
Lori Laitman, composer; David Mason, librettist
Recorded Sunday, November 6, 2016 at the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall
Northwest Boychoir, Joseph Crnko, conductor Ross Hauck, tenor Karen Early Evans, soprano
Every week for almost two years, a group of teenage prisoners in the Terezín concentration camp expressed their hopes, dreams and fears in a secret magazine they dared create under the noses of their Nazi captors. Their inspiring words are set to music in American composer Lori Laitman’s oratorio, featuring Seattle’s Northwest Boychoir joined by soloists Ross Hauck and Karen Early Evans.