Nothing happens in a vacuum. As we strive to put this concert together, there is a group of volunteers, friends and service providers who are helping us reach our goal…the world premiere of A Twentieth Century Passion in Jerusalem, a documentary on Peter’s life leading up to the concert and a film of the concert itself as well as a student version of the libretto for use in schools and through museums and historical societies.

We lost a committee member, Dora Leicht.  On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, 2016, Dora attended a reading of the libretto at Oak Bay High School, under the guidance of Drama teacher Steven Price. Dora, a devote Lutheran who taught bible study classes up until her passing, addressed the audience and said:

“My name is Dora Leicht. I was born on the 28th of April 1924 in Breslau/ Germany. The libretto of this great Oratorio was translated by Dr. Paul Loofs, and so I could read it in my mother tongue. I was deeply moved by it. This confirms my conviction that we Christian and Jews can consider ourselves as brothers and sisters.

Thank you Peter!”

Core Committee

  • Ed Fitch
  • Dora Leicht 
  • Isabel Lizama
  • Reinhold Lohsen – Volunteer Project Manager
  • David Malysheff – Documentarian, Gamut Productions
  • Don Morris
  • Hilary Pryor – Director/Producer, May Street Productions
  • Joseph Querengesser
  • Debbie Resnick
  • Dr. Ron Resnick
  • Bill Southward
  • Edie Southward

Student Libretto Text Contributors

  • Mary Ackerly
  • Wendy Muscat-Tyler
  • Dr. David Zimmerman


  • Mary Hannon, Editor, Piano Forte
  • Robyn Burns, CBC Radio Personality – Host, All Points West
  • Brittany King – Kool 107.3 & CFAX 1070 – Host, Weekend Wellness
  • Pamela McCall – CFAX 1070
  • Heinz Schubert, Schubert AV Studios

Advisory Committee

  • Peter Gary – Composer – Advisor to Committee
  • Barak Tal – Conductor, Tel Aviv Soloists


  • Judy Estrin
  • Gerry Walker

Friends of the Project

  • Rafael Barak, Ambassador of Israel to Canada
  • Randy Delisle
  • Albrecht Gralle
  • Donna Holbrook
  • Susanne Hormann
  • Prof. Andor Izsak
  • Susanna Kokkonen
  • Yael Levin
  • Dr. Paul Loofs
  • Friedemann Meussling
  • Bonnie Traversy
  • Shosh Zadik

Social Media

  • Zak Posner -- Kindling Social 
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