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The Defiant Requiem

  • Univeristy of Indiana - The Lively Arts - Fisher Auditorium 403 South Eleventh Street Indiana, PA 15705-1008 (map)

Penn State’s Ivyside Pride Choir is joining IUP University Choir to perform Verdi’s Requiem - here known as the “The Defiant Requiem.”

“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.”

This story is heartbreaking, yet inspiring, as it shows the absolute resilience of humankind.


For soloists, chorus, piano & violin
Murry Sidlin, creator & conductor
Arlene Shrut, piano
Colleen Ferguson, violin

Richard Kemp & Michael Schwartz, actors

Annie Gill, soprano
Bonnie Cutsforth-Huber, mezzo-soprano
Tim Augustin, tenor
Joseph Baunoch, bass

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Chorale
Ryan Beeken, director of choral studies

Penn State Altoona Ivyside Pride
Bonnie Cutsforth-Huber, director

Tickets will be available here, shortly.

Earlier Event: April 29
Vocal Juries