Hans Gál's choral music performed in Prague, part of the Ze Stínu (Out of the Shadows) Czech Festival, September 2016
|Production||Make Once More My Heart My Home: A Composer in Exile (Prague)|
|Venue||Spanish Synagogue, Prague|
|Date||18th September 2016 - 18th September 2016|
|Audience Type||General public|
|Stage Layout||Adapted place of worship|
Official festival opening
Hans Gál was one of a generation of Jewish composers forced to flee Austria when the Nazis invaded. This programme celebrated Gál’s love of choral music, placing his own settings of poems by Shakespeare, Blake, Johnson, Shelley, and Queen Elizabeth I amidst the music he most admired, including Schütz, Haydn, Schumann and Brahms.
This performance, given by The Clothworkers Consort of Leeds, took place in the Spanish Synagogue, Prague, as the official opening of the 'Out of the Shadows' Festival. The concert was preceded by a formal festival welcome from Principal Investigator Dr Stephen Muir.