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The Likht Ensemble Tells The Story Of “The Shoah Songbook”

Nate Ben-Horin and Jaclyn Grossman of The Likht Ensemble.
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Nate Ben-Horin and Jaclyn Grossman of The Likht Ensemble.

Rarely performed music composed by Jewish artists during the Holocaust will be heard in Chattanooga this week.

On Thursday, the Likht Ensemble will perform “The Shoah Songbook” with the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera - starting at 7 PM at the Roland Hayes Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center here at UTC.

On Friday starting at 5 PM, the Ensemble will perform an encore in the auditorium of the downtown Chattanooga Public Library, now hosting the exhibition “Americans and the Holocaust.”

The co-founders of the Ensemble are: Nate Ben-Horin - pianist, composer and arranger - and soprano Jaclyn Grossman.

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