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To Be Certain Of The Dawn

  • Washington National Cathedral 3101 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20016 United States (map)

Featuring members of Concert Chorus

Over 100 musicians join forces in one of our nation's most iconic houses of worship to honor the millions of souls who perished in the Holocaust.

Presented in the week leading to Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), this work joins powerful music and texts with historical photographs to pay tribute to the lives that were lost and those of us who have been left behind to carry their memory.

Experience the work that critics have called "music of profound faith and genuine hope," (Minnesota Star Tribune) "with driven, even heartbreaking moments." (ClassicalNet)

TO BE CERTAIN OF THE DAWN
by Stephen Paulus and Michael Dennis Browne
an oratorio for cantor, soloists, children's chorus, mixed chorus, and orchestra

Steven Zielkeconductor
Oregon State University Choirs
Children's Chorus of Washington 
(Margaret Nomura Clarkartistic director)
Cantor Arianne Brown of Congregation Adas Israel
PostClassical Ensemble (Angel Gil-Ordóñezartistic director)

Earlier Event: April 7
Three Trebles Festival
Later Event: April 29
Open Rehearsals