VEDEM: The Underground Magazine of the Terezin Ghetto (1942-44)Reviving the popular set from their “Women’s Work” recital, Dena Kay Jones, David Ross and Cherry Duke reunite to perform selections from Lori Laitman’s VEDEM amidst a museum exhibit of the same name.


MAY 31, 2017
5:30 pmReception; 6:00 pmMusical Presentation & Remarks

El Paso Holocaust Museum’s “Voices of Vedem: Yesterday and Today” is the closing event for the traveling exhibit, Vedem: The Underground Magazine of the Terezin Ghetto on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Through music, vocals, and remarks, “Voices of Vedem: Yesterday and Today” will be a celebration of the courage, hope, and ingenuity that inspired the creation of Vedem during the Holocaust and of the young voices today that are speaking out against current injustice.


Inspired by the story of the boys of Terezin, Lori Laitman, a contemporary award-winning composer, composed an oratorio entitled, Vedem, based on the writings of these teenage boys imprisoned in Terezin. During “Voices of Vedem” on May 31, Cherry Duke (accomplished soloist in opera, oratorio, and musical theater), Dr. Dena Kay Jones (acclaimed pianist and UTEP piano faculty) and Dr. David Ross (Professor of Music at University of Texas at El Paso and Principal Clarinet of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra) will perform these moving songs of Vedem.