On Thursday, January 23, more than 45 world leaders from Europe, North America, and Australia will converge in Jerusalem to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and Birkenau at Yad Vashem. During these proceedings, choristers from the Young People’s Chorus of New York City will join three eminent, professional choirs from the allied countries of the U.K. France, and Russia in performances of movements of the Requiems by Mozart, Saint Saëns, and Karl Jenkins, conducted by renowned Maestro Vladimir Spivakov.
The YPC choristers, the only Americans invited to take part in this historic occasion, hail from all of New York City’s five boroughs and Long Island, and in keeping with the founding mission of YPC over three decades ago, represent the cultural and economic diversity of America.
The proceedings will be live-streamed beginning 1:30 p.m. (Israel time) on January 23 from the Yad Vashem website or its Facebook page with live translations in six languages.
More information about this historic occasion, as well as a list of the world leaders attending, who include French President Emmanuel Macron, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Prince Charles is available at https://www.yadvashem.org/press-release/07-january-2020-09-38.html