The Azusa Pacific University Chamber Singers, directed by Michelle Jensen, will perform at the Museum of Tolerance for the film premiere of Two Who Dared, the never-before-told story of an American minister and his wife who undertook a dangerous mission to save imperiled Jews and refugees in Europe at the onset of World War II. The event takes place on Sun., April 7, 2013, at 7 p.m. The Museum of Tolerance is located at 9786 West Pico Blvd., in Los Angeles. To register for the free film screening, visit www.museumoftolerance.com.
The Chamber Singers follow this special performance with a summer trip to Germany for the July 2 commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Buchenwald’s establishment. This Nazi concentration camp was one of the first and largest in Germany. It is estimated that more than 50,000 lost their lives there. Today the remains of Buchenwald serve as a memorial and museum. The group will sing a piece by Czech composer Petr Ebens who survived internment at Buchenwald.
The 36-member Chamber Singers perform a variety of musical styles and periods ranging from early Renaissance to contemporary a cappella. The group has toured Germany, the Czech Republic, New Zealand, Australia, and Italy, including featured performances at the Sydney Opera House and the Vatican.
Established in 1993, the Museum of Tolerance has welcomed more than five million visitors, mostly middle and high school students. Visitors become witnesses to history and explore the dynamics of bigotry and discrimination. Through interactive exhibits, special events, and customized programs for youths and adults, the museum engages visitors’ hearts and minds, while challenging them to assume personal responsibility for positive change.