Defiant Requiem

This project was originally planned for May 2020 to celebrate 75 years of liberation and to honour the inhabitants of Theresienstadt Concentration Camp who performed Verdi’s Requiem several times throughout their imprisonment. The project has been rescheduled several times due to the corona measures and has been postponed to December 2021.


Applying for auditions is not possible for this project. Musicians had been selected for this project in May 2020 as well as musicians who were lined for other projects in 2020 will be given priority to participate in this project. 

Rehearsals Tue 7 until and including Fri 10 December 2021: rehearsals in Orpheus Theatre (Apeldoorn)
Sat 11 December december 2021: rehearsals in Beurs van Berlage (Amsterdam)
Sun 12 December 2021: concert in Beurs van Berlage (Amsterdam)

Concert(s) Sunday 12 December 2021 in Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam. See also the events calender. Information on the programme can be found on Defiant Requiem 2021.

Conductor Murry Sidlin

Soloists Mariangela Sicilia (soprano), Caitlin Hulcup (mezzo-soprano), Leonardo Capalbo (tenor) and Gianluca Buratto (bass)


Requiem by Verdi

Chorus solos SATB
3[1.2.3/pic] 2 2 4 -- 4 8[4tp offstage] 3 1 --- tmp + 1 --- str
perc: bd


Costs Participation in this project is free. Musicians only pay travel costs to and from the rehearsal location at the start and end of the project

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Please find information on the other projects under preparation at the National Youth Orchestra on the page Programme & planning.

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