No Voice Unheard
First performed in 2015 as a part of Brighton Fringe Festival, No Voice Unheard was created in memoriam of the victims of the Holocaust and WW2 in the year of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The project is based on little-known music by the composers whose lives were affected by historical events in Europe in the 1930s-1940s. Some of them were displaced, some imprisoned in the concentration camps and killed. Lots of their music, denounced as ‘degenerate’ by the Nazis, was lost, in some cases – forever.
The original programme includes the music of such composers as Kurt Weill, Alexander Zemlinksy, Viktor Ullmann, Bruno Walter, Paul Hindemith, Edwin Schulhoff, Gideon Klein, Hans Krasa. This collection of both vocal and instrumental pieces is performed by seven soloists from OperaCoast. It also includes the poems from “I never saw another butterfly” – a book dedicated to the art and poetry by the children of Terezin ghetto, performed by school children.
OperaCoast has performed No Voice Unheard in a few locations in Sussex and in London. The project was listed in the programme of the reputable London Song Festival in November 2016. Our company has also created and run a series of school workshops based on this project.
With the help of sponsors and benefactors, OperaCoast would welcome an opportunity to revive this performance and to take in on tour around the UK.
Soprano: Eleanor Janes
Mezzo-soprano: Anna Prowse
Tenor: James Liu
Clarinet: Dean Wood
Bassoon: Natalie Bernard
Music arrangement: Gregory Rose
Animation: Jorge Pamplona Martin
Sound: Stephen Robinson
Producer: Anastasia Witts