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Unique programme of words and music to commemorate HMD

8th January 2016

The Liberal Jewish Synagogue is hosting an extraordinary programme of words and music to commemorate National Holocaust Memorial Day.

The event, titled Leaves from the Tree of Life - Blätter vom Baum des Lebens, will take place from 5.30-7.30pm on Sunday January 24.

The special evening of readings, music and song will weave together the stories of some of Europe's suppressed composers, set against the tumultuous political backdrop of Germany and Austria in the 1930s and 40s, in a theatrical libretto by artist, writer and academic, Joseph Kohlmaier.

The unique programme includes works by Gerhard Felix Braun, Hans Gál, Robert Kahn, Karl Rankl, Viktor Ullmann, Alexander Zemlinsky, Ernst Toch and others.

It will feature Norbert Meyn (tenor), Marianne Olyver and Nigel Yandell (violin/piano duo 'Postcards from Europe'), Cathy Heller Jones and students from the Royal College of Music.

The event will take place at The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John’s Wood, and is open to all. Tickets cost £12 (£8 for concessions) and can be purchased from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leaves-from-the-tree-of-life-blatter-vom-baum-des-lebens-tickets-19471568987