The Just

Cappella Amsterdam, Berlage Saxophone Quartet + Jan Brokken
Thu 5 May 2022 20:15 - 22:05
Thu 5 May 2022
20:15 - 22:05
  • Thu 5 May 2022
    20:15 - 22:05
    Interval 21:00
    Grote Zaal


19.15 uur / Foyerdeck 1 / Inleiding
Inleiding door Huib Ramaer

20.15 uur / Grote Zaal / Hoofdprogramma
Pēteris Vasks The Fruit of Silence (arr. Peter Vigh voor saxofoonkwartet en koor)
Lera Auerbach Selectie uit 72 Angels
Pēteris Vasks Actus Caritatis (voor koor a-capella)
Dmitri Sjostakovitsj Lullaby uit From Jewish Folk Poetry (arr. Max Knigge) 
Peter Vigh Zeven jaar en drie weken – de vlucht van Leo en Bella Adler


Cappella Amsterdam 
Berlage Saxophone Quartet 
Jan Brokken voordracht

How a Dutch consul saved thousands of Jews

In The Just, based on master storyteller Jan Brokken’s book of the same name, Cappella Amsterdam presents the unknown, compelling story of Dutch consul Jan Zwartendijk. He risked his life for the freedom of others. At the beginning of World War II, he issued visas to thousands of Jews in Kaunas, Lithuania. With this visa for Curaçao, they could travel to Japan via the Trans-Siberian Express and escape the Holocaust.

In our time, the news is still dominated by refugee crises, most often in regions beyond Europe’s borders. But the devastating war in Ukraine has ignited a new conflict zone right within Europe, forcing countless innocent people to flee their homes and become refugees. This concert is about how one person’s good deeds can save thousands of lives. Jan Brokken himself takes the stage to narrate the story, accompanied by choir and saxophone quartet.