Finale with virtual chorus from Howard Moody’s PUSH – Lockdown Version 2020
Epilogue from the opera Push – based on the story of Simon Gronowski, an 11 year old Jewish boy who was pushed from the train (Convoi XX) on April 19 1943 by his mother, on the way to Auschwitz Concentration Camp.
A virtual performance during the April 2020 Coronavirus lockdown by members of the casts from previous productions of Push in Battle, Chichester, Salisbury, London and Brussels.
Composer and librettist Howard Moody on piano, Carlos Bruneel on flute, and with the soloists James Newby, Sheva Tehoval, Tereza Gevorgyan, Ivan Ludlow, Lars Thorkildsen, Ciaran o’Donovan and Eleanor Farmer.
Soundmix and additional production by Adrian Zolotuhin.
Film editing by Shogo Hino.
Howard Moody Website – howardmoody.co.uk
Additional video work from the Miracles project by Michel van der Burg, and Richard & Karen Bloom | Miracles.Media .
With special thanks to Simon Gronowski, and Linda Lovrovic, Sue Kent, Sally Lampitt, Chris Stones, Jill Hoskings, Claire Apel, Jo Nicolai, Philippe Paque, Benoît Giaux, Andrea Frankenthal, and Sarah Ehrlich.
In memory of the three members of the Belgian resistance Jean Franklemon, Robert Maistriau and Youra Livschitz, whose bravery in April 1943 saved the lives of many, as our health workers continue to do today.
The OperaVision Facebook video. Watch both this 2020 Lockdown Virtual PUSH Finale , and the 2019 recording of the full opera PUSH online via OperaVision.