Young People’s Chorus of NYC to Present ‘Brundibár’ on Holocaust Remembrance Day

By David Salazar

The Young People’s Chorus of NYC will present Hans Krása’s “Brundibár” on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023 as part of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The event, which will take place at The Museum of Jewish Heritage, will also feature music by such composers as Leonard Cohen, Simon & Garfunkel and Leonard Bernstein. Francisco J. Núñez conducts the program. For this event, choristers ages 8-11 will perform the work.

“Brundibár” is a children’s opera regularly performed by children at the Theresienstadt concentration camp in occupiedCzechoslovakia in 1943.

“We appreciate the opportunity for our children to learn about a major part of Jewish history, especially since YPC teaches our choristers the concepts of tolerance and acceptance of all humans,” said Núñez in an official press statement. “This performance helps teach our children that we must learn about the past and understand each other’s histories to be able to prepare for the future. Our choristers are also learning that, even today, we must continue to support each other and show resilience in the face of adversity.”