Dec 29 2007 by Nick Coligan, Liverpool Echo

Philharmonic to stage Holocaust Day service

THE country’s senior religious leaders will visit Liverpool when the city hosts a national memorial service for victims of the Holocaust.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, and Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks are among those invited to the event at the Philharmonic Hall.

They will be joined by senior representatives of the Catholic, Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu faiths on National Holocaust Memorial Day on Sunday, January 27.

The event will explore Jewish experiences of the holocaust, the persecution of other communities by the Nazis and other recent genocides.

It will feature performances by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and a 100-strong community choir, a new dance work based on the Sarajevo Romeo and Juliet, and music and theatre by young people from Liverpool.