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A Yiddish Winterreise at Westminster Synagogue - Holocaust Memorial Day, London, UK, 27 Jan 2008

A Yiddish Winterreise at Westminster Synagogue - Holocaust Memorial Day, 27 January 2008

Don't miss this performance of A Yiddish Winterreise, a powerful cycle of songs forged from the Yiddish repertoire, devised and performed by Bass-Baritone, Mark Glanville with pianist Alexander Knapp, in the presence of the Czech and German ambassadors, as well as representatives from the Israeli Embassy and the Muslim community prior to a major commercial recording to be made several days later.

*Mark Glanville* studied at the RNCM and the National Opera Studio before making his debut as the Doctor in Macbeth for Opera North. Since then he has sung numerous roles as principal bass for the company and subsequently with Lisbon Opera, Scottish Opera, English National Opera, Israeli Opera, Opera Zuid and Opera Omaha among others. On the concert platform he has performed as Bass soloist with Yehudi Menuhin, Daniele Gatti, Pascal Tortelier, David Willcocks and Stanislaw Skrowaczewski. He is cantor on High Holy Days for Westminster Synagogue. His memoir, The Goldberg Variations, was shortlisted for the Wingate Prize for Jewish Literature and the National Sporting Club Award.

*Alexander Knapp* is one of the world's foremost authorities, performers and arrangers of Jewish Music. He has published and lectured throughout Europe and in Israel, the USA, Russia and China. He was until recently Joe Loss lecturer in Jewish Music at the School of Oriental and African Studies at London University, and has also held lectureships at Wolfson College, Cambridge, the Royal College of Music an Goldsmith's College.

Tickets in advance: £15 to include light refreshments after the performance
available from the Synagogue Office on 020 7584 3953. Concession tickets (seniors) £10 in advance.

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