The first performance by Vox Grata took place on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 4:00PM.
The program included a performance of American composer Linda Tutas Haugen’s “A Living Voice”, accompanied by string quartet. An emotional tour de force, this seven-movement work is based on selected excerpts from The Diary of Anne Frank. Spanning more than two years of hiding in the annex, the texts and music portray a psychological progression from fear and despair to strength and hope.
This moving work for women’s choir includes lyrical vocal lines, lush harmonies, and strong string quartet writing. The performance coincided with the International Holocaust Remembrance Day and included a guest Holocaust speaker.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
3900 West End Avenue
A free will offering was made to benefit Better Decisions, a non-profit organization devoted to teaching decision-making skills to inmates at the Tennessee State Prison for Women.