Calendar Name: Cultural Events
Event Category: Events
Start Time: 02:30 PM
Weekday(s): Sunday
Start Date: Sunday, April 6, 2014
End Date: Sunday, April 6, 2014

» Salisbury Film Society: Defiant Requiem

Sunday, April 6
Salisbury Film Society: Defiant Requiem
Perdue Hall, Bennett Family Auditorium, 2:30
A documentary on the remarkable story of Rafael Scechter, a brilliant young and passionate Czech opera-choral conductor who was arrested and sent to the concentration camp of Theresienstadt (Terezin) in 1941. Under the most brutal of circumstances and determined to sustain dignity, humanity, and hope within his fellow prisoners, he recruited 150 prisoners and taught them Verdi's Requiem by rote in a dank cellar using a smuggled score, after grueling days of forced labor. They performed on 16 occasions for fellow prisoners, with the last, most infamous performance on June 23, 1944, in front of high-ranking SS officers from Berlin and the International Red Cross to support the charade that the prisoners were well treated and flourishing. For more information or for tickets call 410-543-2787 or visit the SU website at