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Silent Voices – Songs Inspired By Bonhoeffer’s Prison Poems
An album by the Dutch trio Sunshine Cleaners
They closed his church
They banned his books
They separated him from the ones he loved
They locked him up
They sentenced him to death
But they could not break his will
His last words on April 9, 1945
Were: ‘This is the end, for me the beginning of life’
Almost 75 years ago, in the face of the horrors of the Nazi regime, the spirit of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
burned its brightest. Before he was executed by the Nazi’s for conspiring to assassinate Adolf Hitler,
this beloved pastor, theologian, writer, and voice of Christian conscience wrote ten poems.
These powerful writings inspired the Dutch trio Sunshine Cleaners to write ten songs.
They recorded them on their album ‘Silent Voices’.
Sunshine Cleaners are:
Jacqueline Heijmans - lead vocals
Sjef Hermans - guitar, banjo & vocals
Geert de Heer - mandolin, guitar & dobro
Album 10€ (postage not included)
A VERY SPECIAL VIDEOCAST OF SCHENCK TALKS BONHOEFFER
THAT BRINGS THE POETRY OF BONHOEFFER THROUGH SONG
From Rev. Rob Schenck
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a lover of music. In fact, in his early years, most thought – including Dietrich – that he would go on to be a professional pianist. Many family pictures show Bonhoeffer seated at the piano with friends and family joyfully surrounding him in song.
It is indeed a poetic honor to Bonhoeffer that someone – in this case a trio – would put his most beautiful poems and writings into song. And I, for one, am immensely glad that they did. The group, The Sunshine Cleaners, hail from the Netherlands and are comprised of Sjef Hermans, Jacqueline Heijmans, and Geert de Heer.
I recently talked with these talented band members by video link about their special album, Silent Voices: Songs Inspired by Bonhoeffer’s Prison Poems. I INVITE YOU TO WATCH THIS SPECIAL VIDEOCAST OF SCHENCK TALKS BONHOEFFER FEATURING THE SUNSHINE CLEANERS! You will not only hear about their inspiration for this unique album, but you will get the privilege of watching them perform one of their songs from the album! I’m sure you will find this trio, and their special music, as inspiring as I did. WATCH HERE!
Silent Voices: Songs Inspired by Bonhoeffer’s Prison Poems takes the listener back into time in a prison in Nazi Germany where Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote some of his greatest work that would end up inspiring generations around the world. This 11-track album will take you to another dimension and inspire you to live out your faith in bold new ways.
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Silent Voices by Sunshine Cleaners