Songs of War and Sorrow

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Songs of War and Sorrow

24 Oct 2020, 16:00

Ellevang Kirke, Jellebakken 42, 8240 Risskov

Songs of War and Sorrow

This year is the 75 year mark of the liberation of the last prisoners of Auschwitz and the end of the 2nd World War. We will remember the prisoners and all of the other victims of the war in collaboration with soprano Annemette Pødenphandt and pianist Maria Eshpai in two concerts in Aarhus and Copenhagen. On the program, among other pieces, is the 2nd movement of Gorecki’s 3rd Symphony - Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, that we wrote to a text carved in the wall of a German Gestapo prison by an 18 year old woman:


“Oh, Mamma do not cry

Immaculate Queen of Heaven

Support me always”


Soloists: Annemette Pødenphandt, soprano, Rebecca de Carvalho e Silva Fuglsig, cello


The concerts have generously been supported by Augustinusfonden, Østerbro Lokaludvalg, Toyota-Fonden and Århus Kommunes Musikpulje.