Shining Through Broken Glass

Shining Through Broken Glass
An Ecumenical Concert of Memory and Hope, 70 Years after Kristallnacht

Noted actor and director Leonard Nimoy will narrate a concert to
commemorate Kristallnacht in a one-night only performance called
SHINING THROUGH BROKEN GLASS, to be held on Sunday, November 9, 2008
at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence, Rhode
Tickets: $25, $50, $75, $100 (discounts for seniors and students)

SHINING THROUGH BROKEN GLASS, a historic concert of memory and hope
exactly 70 years to the day after Kristallnacht, that infamous night
in 1938 when the Nazi regime unleashed terror of epic proportions
throughout Germany and Austria. SHINING THROUGH BROKEN GLASS is a
dramatic and choral concert that will expand appreciation of the
achievements of 1000 years of Jewish music, culture and art, and give
meaning to the lessons learned from the Holocaust. This concert will
feature an ecumenical adult and youth choir of over 200 voices from
synagogues, churches, schools and colleges in Rhode Island,
Massachusetts and Connecticut, four cantorial soloists and a 40-piece
professional orchestra. The beautifully restored, historic Veterans
Memorial Auditorium in Providence, Rhode Island will be the venue for
this very special performance.

Produced by Temple Emanu-El of Providence, Rhode Island, in
partnership with the Holocaust Education and Resource Center of RI,
“This concert has been in the making for 10 years,” says Cantor Dr.
Brian Mayer
of Temple Emanu-El. “I knew we needed some spectacular
way of paying tribute to the millions of Jews, gays and lesbians,
gypsies and anyone not considered to be ‘Aryan enough,’ who perished
in the Holocaust.” With more than 30 historical musical selections,
including the music of renowned Viennese cantor, Salomon Sulzer and
Berlin composer, Louis Lewandowski, the concert will take the audience
from the time of the Middle Ages up to the 1930’s. Composer Arnold
Schoenberg’s “Survivor of Warsaw” which demonstrates the horrors of
the Holocaust will be performed by Mr. Nimoy, the orchestra and an
all-male choir. The final section of the performance will use music
to celebrate contemporary life, and to exemplify the message of Psalm
133: “How good it is for brothers and sisters to dwell together in harmony”

The premier and only performance of Shining Through Broken Glass is
definitely not to be missed. Tickets are available from the Veterans
Memorial Auditorium Box Office (401-421-ARTS) or on line at

Date and Time: Sunday, November 9, 2008. 7:00 p.m.

Place: Veterans Memorial Auditorium
1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence, Rhode Island

Tickets: $25, $50, $75, $100 (discounts for seniors and students)