About Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín

Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín is a unique and profoundly moving multimedia concert-drama featuring a full performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem Mass. It tells the story of the courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt concentration camp (Terezín) during World War II who performed the monumental Verdi Requiem while experiencing the depths of human degradation. With only a single smuggled score they performed the famous oratorio 16 times, including a final, infamous performance before senior SS officials from Berlin and an International Red Cross delegation. Conductor Rafael Schächter told the choir, “We will sing to the Nazis what we cannot say to them.”


Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship packages begin at $250 and include tickets to a pre-concert VIP cocktail reception with Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat, board chair of the Defiant Requiem Foundation. As an advisor to President Carter, Ambassador Eizenstat was instrumental in the Carter administration's decision to issue 50,000 special visitor's visas to Iranians, mostly Jews, whose lives were threatened by the Iranian Revolution in 1979.


Wednesday, April 17, at 8:00 pm

Royce Hall, UCLA


The Defiant Requiem Foundation

and Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust








Murry Sidlin, creator & conductor

Aga Mikolaj, soprano
Ann McMahon Quintero, mezzo-soprano
Edgaras Montvidas, tenor
Nathan Stark, bass-baritone

Pacific Symphony
Pacific Chorale
Robert Istad, artistic director

Individual tickets on sale in January 2019.

Advance seats are available as part of sponsorship packages. For more information, click below or contact Victoria Lonberg at victoria@lamoth.org.



Proceeds to benefit Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.