Expressions of Defiance

Ten JACC member artists will participate in an exhibit in the Reynolds Whitney Art Gallery at NIU, entitled Expressions of Defiance. The exhibit will coincide with, and relate thematically to the NIU presentation of Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín.  JAC-C artists’ media will include painting, printmaking, fiber art, sculpture and installation.

3:00 pm Sunday, April 28, 2019
Boutell Memorial Concert Hall
Music Building
Northern Illinois University
550 Lucinda Avenue
DeKalb, IL 60115
Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín
Murry Sidlin, creator & guest conductor

 Purchase Tickets in advance here:  $10/adult, $5/student. 

The signature concert of The Defiant Requiem Foundation, Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín, tells the story of the courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp (Terezín) during World War II who performed Verdi’s Requiem while experiencing the depths of human degradation. With only a single smuggled score, they performed the celebrated oratorio sixteen times, including one performance before senior SS officials from Berlin and an International Red Cross delegation. Conductor Rafael Schächter told the choir, “We will sing to the Nazis what we cannot say to them.”