A new choral work by Stephen Feigenbaum, 20, commissioned by the Terezin Chamber Music Foundation, will be performed at a benefit concert to be held in the Higginson Ballroom at Symphony Hall, Boston, on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 3 p.m.
The Boston premiere of Feigenbaum’s “Songs of Sorrow and Hope” will be sung by the New England Conservatory’s Youth Chorale, a group of 70 advanced high school singers, under the direction of Beth Willer.
The Terezin Chamber Music Foundation, directed by Mark Ludwig, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the resilience of the human spirit, inspired by the music and art created at the Terezin Concentration Camp. In September of 2008, the foundation presented Feigenbaum with the Krasa-Schachter Commission Fund award.
Last spring Feigenbaum’s composition was performed by the Vancouver Chamber Choir when it was a finalist in their 2009 Young Composers’ Competition. “Songs of Sorrow and Hope” also was performed this summer by the Quincy Choral Society at Lobkowicz Palace in Prague.