Singing Saved My Life
April 3, 2014 (Hamilton, Ontario) — ExperiaMusic will premiere is first production, Singing Saved My Life, on April 23, 2014 at 8:00PM at the First Unitarian Church of Hamilton, located at 170 Dundurn Street South, Hamilton, Ontario. This production will be a part of the 125th Anniversary Celebrations of The First Unitarian Church of Hamilton and is endorsed by the Hamilton Jewish Federation.
Singing Saved My Life features Donald McCullough’s Holocaust Cantata, which uses the words and music of actual concentration camp survivors to create a wholly original and powerful work. Using material found within the archives of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Holocaust Cantata traverses one of the bleakest episodes in human history, yet the piece also evokes a sense of music’s life-affirming power in the face of absolute despair.
Additional works will include compositions by Stanley Hoffman and Robert Applebaum with guest appearances by the First Unitarian Church of Hamilton Choir, the Hamilton Gay Men’s Chorus and readings shared by Hamilton area holocaust survivors and their descendants.
Co-produced by Martin Kuplens-Ewart and Paul Hawkins, this production features some of the area’s best performers including Kirk Starkey on cello. With theatrical lighting and video projection art, this event is sure to be an unforgettable act of remembrance.
Tickets are just $20 and are available now through the production’s website at www.HolocaustCantata.ca