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The Association of Jewish Refugees presents ‘The Last Train to Tomorrow’, a one-off musical tribute to the Kindertransports to be held on Sunday 9 November 2014.

‘The Last Train To Tomorrow’ tells the extraordinary story of the Kindertransport through a sequence of ten songs composed and conducted by the internationally acclaimed artist Carl Davis CBE and written by the celebrated children’s author Hiawyn Oram. The programme will be introduced by Natasha Kaplinsky.

Commissioned by the Halle Orchestra, the song cycle will be performed by the Finchley Children’s Music Group. The event will also feature The Marriage of Figaro Overture by Mozart and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto performed by City of London Sinfonia, together with an outstanding young violin soloist from The Yehudi Menuhin School.

As the event takes place on a Sunday afternoon and 9 November marks the anniversary of Kristallnacht, Holocaust refugees and survivors and their families are particularly encouraged to come along. The concert will begin with a memorial of the Reichspogromnacht which led to the mass emigration of Jews from Germany and Austria and persuaded the British government to create the Kindertransport, through which some 10,000 children found refuge in Britain from Nazi oppression. Many of the children, aged between 3 and 17, arrived into London’s Liverpool Street station having left by train from Vienna, Berlin, Prague and other cities in Europe. Very few ever saw their families again.

The premiere will conclude the series of events that the AJR has organised in recent months to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Kindertransport.

Venue: The Roundhouse, London NW1

Time: 3pm

Ticket line: 0300 6789 222

Photo: Austrian National Library