Sunday April 8, 2018 @ 3:00pm
Pyatt Hall, 843 Seymour St, Vancouver


PROJECT TEHILLIM commemorates the 75th anniversary of Salvation of Bulgarian Jews during WWII. In 1943, during the most horrific atrocity, the annihilation of European Jews, Bulgaria defied Hitler and saved all 50 000 of its Jews, a fact still very little known to the world!

We dedicate our 2018 concert programs to these special historic events with three different concerts. The choice of music highlights the Jewish genius and intellect, and it is written by Jewish and non-Jewish composers: Ernst Bloch, Srul Irving Glick, Steve Reich, György Ligeti, Ravel, Tchaikovsky.

The main event of this project is the staging of the Jewish contemporary masterpiece TEHILLIM, by Steve Reich! On Sunday, MAY 27th, 23 of top Vancouver’s musicians will come together on the stage of Orpheum Annex to perform this spectacular piece!

Concert 1 – “Lest We Forget”

Concert Fundraiser

SUNDAY, APRIL 8th, at 3 p.m.
Pyatt Hall, Vancouver.

Please, join us in our efforts to raise funds for Tehillim with the music of the classics! Let us NOT forget those heroic events, that led to the cancelation of deportation of the Jews in Bulgaria. The date of the concert coincides with Orthodox Easter and Jewish Holocaust date.

On the program:
Tchaikovsky – Piano Trio,
Ravel – Kaddish,
Bloch – Prayer “from Jewish Life”,

Angela Cavadas, violin, Rebecca Wenham, cello, Anna Levy, piano, Johanna Hauser – clarinet.

Concert 2 – TEHILLIM, by Steve Reich

The centre piece in this project

SUNDAY, MAY 27th, at 8 p.m., Orpheum Annex, Vancouver.
The date of the concert coincides with the important date of Bulgarian Enlightenment, May 24th. This was the date when in 1943, the big civil protest, led by the Bulgarian Orthodox leaders, resulted in the cancelation of the second, and final attempt for deportation!

On the program:
Srul Irving Glick – Psalm 47, Psalm 150, Haleluya
Steve Reich – Clapping Music
Steve Reich – TEHILLIM

Conductor: Leslie Dala

Concert 3 – Contemporary Jewish Music

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14th, at 8 p.m., Orpheum Annex, Vancouver

On the program:
György Ligeti, Paul Schoenfield, Srul Irving Glick
Performers: Joan Blackman, François Houle, Jane Hayes, Anna Levy
Tickets: $32/24 on our website, or at the door