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Uvacharta Bachayim

The dramatic oratorio, Choose Life, Uvacharta Bachayim, draws on Jewish and Christian music and scripture, as well as the writings of Holocaust survivors, to create an interfaith commemoration of the Holocaust. It was composed during Mona Lyn Reese’s 1993-94 Faith Partners Residency sponsored by the American Composers’ Forum and the Otto Bremer Foundation. The residency included the Basilica of Saint Mary, Temple Israel, and the College of St. Benedict, all located in Minnesota. Delores Dufner, OSB, was commissioned by the Faith Partners to create the libretto.