Zamir Chorale of New York in Concert at Merkin Hall

Zamir Chorale in Concert
Matthew LazarMatthew Lazar, Conductor

A joyous program of music celebrating the holiday,
including the premiere of a new work by David Burger

Wednesday December 24, 7:30 pm
(the 4th night of Hanukkah)
Merkin Concert Hall
129 West 67th St
New York City
Tickets: $36 & $25
Call Box Office at 212-501-3330
Order Tickets Online

Open Sing
Join the chorus
for an
Matthew Lazar
Special Guest Conductors
Natasha Hirschhorn
and Zalmen Mlotek
with Cantor Faith Steinsnyder
and Beth Robin at the piano
December 25
1 – 3 pm
The JCC in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave
(at 76th St)
Music Rental:
$18 / Members $12
For Tickets
Call the JCC
at 646-505-5708

Zamir Sale of Recordings

Zamir Chorale is having a recordings sale.
Compact Discs: regularly $15, now $10
Cassettes: regularly $10, now $5
Ten-CD gift set: regularly $118, now $80
Now available as a DVD
Zamir: Jewish Voices Return to Poland only $15

Choose from the outstanding collection
of performances by “America’s foremost Jewish
choral ensemble” — (American Record Guide)
Lights: Music for Chanukah
Zamir: Greatest Hits
Seasons of Our Joy
Soul of the Sabbath
The Monster and the Nightingale
Jewish Composers in America
HERE to go directly to our website, which now features audio samples and video clips!

Amsterdams Synaogaal Koor at Podium Twente in December

Amsterdams Synagogaal Koor
will appear as part of the 11th Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam, co-sponsored by the WIZO in December Singer Lucette van den Berg will appear on Dec. 20 singing Yiddish songs, a klezmer workshop will be held on Dec. 21 in the morning at Synagoge Enschede led byAnton Molenaar, and the concert by the choir at noon featuring western chazzanut with choir.

For more information:

zangeres Lucette van den Berg. Van den Berg heeft een uitzonderlijk warme, expressieve stem en een grote passie voor Jiddische muziek. Lucette is met het Jiddische repertoire veelvuldig te zien op grote festivals en in zalen als het Amsterdamse Concertgebouw, Muziekcentrum en Kavehoyz in New York. Zij oogst veel succes met haar openhartige, hartverwarmende en poëtische vertolking van Joodse liederen, een genre dat Lucette beschouwt als haar ‘roots’.…

Zamir to Perform with Jerusalem Choir in Boston

DATE & TIME:Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION:The Fenway Center at Northeastern University (corner St. Stephen and
Gainsborough Streets), Boston, MA
COST:NU Students with ID free; Adults: $20. To buy tickets:

Northeastern University will present the only Boston appearance by the renowned
Jerusalem Academy Chamber Choir, under the direction of Prof. Stanley Sperber. The Academy Choir, now in its 40th season, iis considered one of Israel’s finest vocal ensembles, performing frequently with
the Israel Philharmonic and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. This will be the first concert on the choir’s
American tour. Also on the program will be the Northeastern University Chamber Chorus and the Zamir
Chorale of Boston, conducted by Prof. Joshua Jacobson. The program includes Daniel Pinkham‘s Wedding Cantata, Yehezkel Braun‘s Song of Songs, and other works by American and Israeli composers.…

3 Choirs Come together for 40th Anniversary

Zamir Chorale of Boston announces that there will be a performance with the Jerusalem Academy Choir at Northeastern’s New Fenway Center in a special three-choir concert at
on October 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Artistic Director Joshua Jacobson, who is also Director of Choral Activities at
Northeastern, will conduct sets by NU’s choir and Zamir, followed by a performance
by the Jerusalem Academy Chamber Choir (JACC), considered one of the finest musical
groups in Israel. For the finale, all three choirs will share the stage.
The JACC, comprised of 30 music students and led by Stanley Sperber, is also
celebrating its 40th anniversary. Sperber, founded the Zamir Chorale in 1960 in New York and inspired Jacobson to form the Zamir Chorale of Boston in 1969.…

Shir Chadash: The Brooklyn Jewish Community Chorus Auditions

Shir Chadash: The Brooklyn Jewish Community Chorus, under the direction of
Natasha J. Hirschhorn, announces auditions in September 2008 for our 9th
season. If you have a passion for Jewish music and are committed to the
highest quality of performance, we encourage you to visit us and audition
this fall. All voice parts welcomed.

Please RSVP to to arrange an audition appointment.

A 40+-member adult choir, Shir Chadash is a true community chorus —
welcoming, diverse and independent of denominational affiliation. We
rehearse September through June on Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 pm, at The Park Slope
Jewish Center, 14th Street and Eighth Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. We perform
several concerts each season and our repertoire includes everything from
liturgical offerings in both classic and modern settings to updated
arrangements of world folk music and the performance of new sacred and
secular works.…

Zamir Chorale Auditions

The Zamir Chorale of Boston, “America’s foremost Jewish choral ensemble,” will hold
auditions for all voice parts on Sunday, September 21 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at
Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre. Auditions are by appointment only
and must be scheduled in advance by emailing

Candidates must have excellent vocal quality, the ability to sight-read music, and
previous choral experience. In addition to the audition, candidates are required
to attend open rehearsals at Hebrew College on Tuesday, September 9 and 16 from
7:15 to 10:00 p.m. Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays at Hebrew College, from 7:15
to 10:00 p.m., from September through early June.

For more information about Zamir and audition requirements, visit

Nashir Celebrates Israel at 60

On Sunday, June 15, at 8:00 pm, Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale will present
its annual concert at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York.
The eclectic program features a major work by Israel Prize-winning composer
Yehezkel Braun as well as works of other composers from around the world.

Tickets are $24 (preferred seating), $21 (general admission) and $17
(seniors/students). For further information, contact Merkin Concert Hall

Toronto Jewish Folk Choir Celebrates Yiddish and Israel’s 60th


A Yiddish work celebrating the joy of playing the fiddle, and a salute
in song to the State of Israel on its 60th anniversary highlight the
82nd annual spring concert of the Toronto Jewish Folk Choir. Canada’s
oldest continuing choral body performs Sunday, June 1, 2008, 2 p.m. at
the Leah Posluns Theatre, 4588 Bathurst St., Toronto.Alexander Veprinsky
conducts the 30-voice Choir.

Tickets are $23; seniors and students, $19; children 12 and under, free.
For information and ticket reservations, e-mail
or call 416-636-0936 (evenings, weekends) or (416) 593-0750.
Information is also available at

Pianist is Lina Zemelman, with soloists Miriam Eskin, soprano; Artour
, tenor; David Weiss, baritone; and Herman Rombouts, bass.…

Wild Peace: A Gala Concert for Israel’s 60th

Wild Peace: A Gala Concert for Israel’s 60th
Honoring Joyce Bohnen, Zamir alumna and former board chair
Sunday, June 1, 2008
8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre, Cambridge
Join Maestro Joshua Jacobson and the Zamir Chorale of Boston for a celebration of
well-known works and hidden gems by Israel’s greatest composers, including Yehezkel
‘s dramatic “Magash Ha-kesef,” Naomi Shemer‘s mystical “Shirat Ha-asavim,”
Gil Aldema‘s joyous “Ashira Liydiyday,” Moshe Wilensky‘s exuberant “Uri Tsiyon,”
and a rollicking arrangement of Marc Lavry‘s “Shir Ha-Emek.” The evening culminates
with the world premiere of Cantor Charles D. Osborne‘s stunning oratorio for chorus
and orchestra, Like Wildflowers, Suddenly, based on the poem “Wild Peace,” by Israeli
poet Yehudah Amichai.
Tickets from $18; students, $10

or call 617-244-6333.…

Seminaries Join in Choral Concert in NY

The student cantorial choirs of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of
Religion School of Sacred music and the Jewish Theological Seminary’s H.L. MIller
Cantorial School will perform lush, rich Jewish choral music, cantorial solos,
ensemble pieces, and much more. Under the baton of Joyce Rosensweig and Hazzan
JoAnn Rice.

Tuesday April 1, 2008.
Suggested donation $18.
The program will be held at the
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St. New York City

CHASANUT CONCERT in Basel, Switzerland

CHASANUT CONCERT and presentation of the new CD EJTZ CHAIJM, Sunday April 6, Basel,
Performing: the Choir of The Great Synagoge Basel with chasanim Issachar Helman,
Basel, Jaakov Motzen,Toronto and Gedalya Alexander, London.
Concert on April 6, 2008 at 5pm in the concert hall Stadt-Casino, Basel,
Switzerland (where Herzl had his meetings).
Admission Swiss Francs 40 and Swiss Francs 30 (2 categories).
Promotion sale of the new CD at Swiss Francs 20
See also

Choral Music Publishing

Looking for choral music for your group? ECS Publishing npw has a division that publishes Jewish choral music. It is edited by Dr. Stanley Hoffman, a composer and Chief music editor. The catalog is growing. Currently it includes works by Robert Applebaum, Judith Zaimont, Stanley Hoffman, Bella Gottesman, Vladimir Heyfetz, Mark Zukerman (Sutzkever, Olshansky, Bugatch and more).


presents a concert of great Yiddish choral music
Sunday, June 1, 2008 @ 4 PM
performing works by
Sholom Aleichem, Avrom Goldfaden, Maurice Rauch,
Avrom Reisin, Jacob Schaefer, Wolf Younin, Mark Zuckerman

Sung in Yiddish. English translations provided.

WHERE: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, near 95 St.,
New York, NY 10025, USA

ADMISSION: $25, $15

click “Buy Tickets”, then “June”; listed first
or call 212-864-5400


Songs of Life Festival in Bulgaria and Israel

The Songs of Life Festival will be held in
Israel and Bulgaria from Nov 21 – Dec 1, 2008. The festival will feature the Sacred
by Ernest Bloch.

The festival marks the 65th anniversary of the heroic rescue of 50,000 Bulgarian
Jews during World War II and serves as a celebration of the preservation of life.

Individual performers as well as choirs are invited to perform in the festival.
Performers will sing Bloch s Sacred Service in Bulgaria and Israel. The 12-day
itinerary also allows for individual presentations by guest choirs and opportunities
for sightseeing and guided tours. Auditors are also invited to attend the festival
and participate in the tours.

Please join in this celebration of thanksgiving that will impact generations to

The website has information on how to join the tour, and information about the conductor, the organizers and the itinerary and costs, and planned concert performances.…

Southern California Choral Symposium and Concert

Micael Isaacson
Sunday, March 9th, 2008
Symposium: 3:00 p.m.
Concert: 7:00 p.m.

Presentations and discussion by leading Los Angeles scholars and clergy exploring
the significance of Angels in contemporary civilization – followed by a concert
featuring music inspired by Angels through the ages.

The evening Concert (7:00 p.m.) conducted by Dr. Nick Strimple, Director of Music at
BHPC and member of the faculty of The Thornton School of Music at the University of
Southern California, will feature the Choral Society of Southern California, the LA
Zimriyah Chorale and the BHPC Chancel Choir. Noted vocal soloists include baritone
Cale Olson, mezzo-soprano Catherine Cooper, and Cantor Ira Bigeleisen. Music for the
extraordinary evening are works inspired by Angels in classical and contemporary
compositions by Handel, Tchaikovsky, Rothblum, Isaacson and Strimple.…


Zemel Choir
Zemel Choir
Do you enjoy singing? Come and Celebrate…
Come and Sing 10 Centuries of Jewish Music
Join us for workshops and a concert at St John’s, Smith Square
Open to Intermediate and Experienced Choristers
Sponsored by the Zemel Choir and The Spiro Ark

Sunday 1st June 2008: Workshops and voice-training
Sunday 15th June 2008: Workshops and Concert
Price £30 (to include entry to concert)
Price £25 if booked before April 30th
To register, or for further information, call 020 8236 0317
(evenings), or email
Sponsored by the Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation
And with the support of The Jewish Music Institute

Come and share with us in the joy of Jewish choral music.
The workshop leaders: …read more….

Hanukkah Happens XVIII

The Brotherhood of Temple Emanuel, Newton, is proud to present
Cantorial and Choral Masterpieces
Cantor Elias Rosemberg
with the Zamir Chorale of Boston and the Zamir Festival Orchestra
Dr. Joshua Jacobson, Conductor
Monday, December 24, 2007, 7:30 PM
Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St., Newton, MA.
Concert admission (open seating): Adults $25; Children under 13 $15
Proceeds to benefit American Friends of Magen David Adom.
For information and tickets visit; or call: 617-965-2468

Zamir Boston special continues through Dec 31

Zamir Chorale of Boston sends this message about their recordings:
All Zamir Chorale of Boston
recordings on sale
Through December 31, 2007
Compact Discs: regularly $15, now $10
Cassettes: regularly $10, now $5
Ten-CD gift set: regularly $118, now
Choose from the outstanding
performances by “America’s foremost Jewish
(American Record Guide)
Lights: Music for Chanukah
Zamir: Greatest Hits
Seasons of Our Joy
Soul of the Sabbath
The Monster and the Nightingale
Jewish Composers in America

Click HERE
go directly to our website,
which now
Bring the beauty of Jewish choral
into your home for Chanukah and all occasions!

Regular shipping charges
Zamir recordings are also available
for digital download.
Go to iTunes
or oySongs
and search for Zamir.…

Zamir ‘Kibbitzes’ with Gevatron

Israel Prize winners, The Gevatron: The Israeli Kibbutz
, will perform with America’s foremost Jewish choral ensemble, the Zamir
Chorale of Boston
, on Thursday evening, October 18, 7:30 pm at
Congregation Kehillath Israel in Brookline.
The Israel Prize is the most prestigious award handed
out by the State of Israel and is presented annually for
distinguished achievement in scholarship, the arts, or
public service. The Gevatron, which received the
award in May, was founded in the same year as Israel
and is the best-known and most popular traditional
folk-singing group in the country. The exclusive Boston
concert will include Hebrew music in two very different
forms – the exquisite artistry of the Zamir along with
the rousing folk music of the Gevatron.
Those Were the Days – These Are the Songs is sponsored by the Zamir Chorale of Boston
and the Jewish Agency, and cosponsored by the Consulate of Israel to New England
and the Combined Jewish Philanthropies.…

Melodia Women’s Choir in Manhattan with Becca Schack World Premier

The Melodia Women’s Choir will present an all female performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria in D Major and contemporary works, including the world premiere of Becca Schack‘s new commissioned piece “In My end is My Beginning” based on a text by T. S. Eliot.
The concert is being held
Saturday November 17 at 8 PM, and
Sunday, November 18 at 3 PM at
St. Peter’s Church,
346 West 20th Street, New York City, New York.
Melodia will be joined by an all-women
instrumental chamber ensemble.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
For information, call (212) 252-4134, or visit

Yiddish Chorus at Museum of the City of NY

conducted by Binyumen Schaechter
are performing on
Sunday, August 5, 2007, at 2:00 PM
at the
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St
in New York City
The songs are all in Yiddish.
Translations provided.

The concert is presented in conjunction with the exhibit,
The Jewish Daily Forward: Embracing an Immigrant Community.

The concert will be about 1 hour in length.
The concert is free
with admission to the Museum:
Adults, $9
Seniors, students, $5
Families, $20 (max. 2 adults)
Children 12 and under, free

For directions and other Museum info:

Eastern Tradition CD from The Jewish Music Heritage Project

The Jewish Music Heritage Project is the ambitious undertaking of Cantor Sholom Kalib and The Jewish Music Heritage Project Boys’ and Men’s Choir. The purpose of the Jewish Music Heritage Project is to “document, catalog, and disseminate one of the great sacred musical traditions of the world, namely that of the Eastern European Synagogue, which is now in real danger of being lost forever.” So far, 2 vols of a 5 vol. set consisting of 20 books is being published by Syracuse University Press, and a 75 CD set of the music is envisioned. To find out more and order a CD:

Songs of Mark Warshawsky and Mordecai Gebirtig for Choir

will perform choral arrangements
of famous and lesser-known songs by the great Yiddish songwriters
Sung in Yiddish, with English translations.
Due to recent sold-out performances, the JPPC will hold two identical
When: Sunday, June 10th, at 2:00 and at 4:30
Where: Hebrew Union College, 1 West 4th St. (betw. Broadway & Mercer
St.), New York, NY
Admission: Adults: $15; Seniors (65 and up) and students, with
ID: $10
PHOTO ID required, all adults age 18 & up

M5, M6 buses downtown to West 4th St./Broadway stop.
BY SUBWAY: 1) N / R train to 8th St. Walk 3 blocks S. on B’way to W.
4th St. Turn right.
2) 6 train to Astor Pl.…

Sydenham Choir at Queens College in June

The Center for Jewish Studies at Queens College
Is proud to announce their 6th Annual Benefit Concert

Monday, June 11th, 2007

Starring the world famous Sydenham Choir
from Johannesburg South Africa

The return of Cantor Oshy Tugendhaft & the Sydenham Shul Choir marks
their 6th North American tour performing their hit musical CELEBRATION!
Both Oshy Tugendhaft, and the Choir are internationally acclaimed having
sung with many leading Cantors, most recently with Yitzchak Meir

All seats are reserved. General admission: $50 $32 & $20
25 % discount for orders by May 28, 2007 $40 $24 & $15
Priority seating $100 $75. No discount, includes after show party with

Order tickets on line at
or call 800-494-8497.

Their CELEBRATION musical depicts many aspects of traditional and
contemporary Jewish life and liturgy and takes place to live music,
provided by a jazzy orchestra.…

Nashirah looking for new singers

Nashirah is an auditioned, community-based chorale in the Greater
Philadelphia area that performs exclusively Jewish and Jewish-themed
music. Participating singers come from New Jersey, Delaware, and of
course, Pennsylvania.

The group website is

Nashirah will have a Spring concert
Sunday • May 20, 2007 • 3:00 PM at
Congregation RODEPH SHALOM,
615 North Broad Street, Philadelphia
Information is available from
Nashirah is planning auditions for the 2007-2008 season in early summer.
We are actively looking for new singers.

Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale in Merkin Hall

On Sunday, May 20, at 8:00 pm, Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale will present
its annual concert at
Merkin Concert Hall,
129 West 67th Street,
New York.
The eclectic program features works by composers from the Renaissance to the
present day, including Salomone Rossi, Aharon Harlap, Max Wohlberg, David
Burger, Robert Applebaum, Robert Solomon, and Joshua Jacobson.

Tickets are $23 (preferred seating), $19 (general admission) and $16
(seniors/students). For further information, contact Benjamin Gruder,
Choral Director, at or
Merkin Concert Hall (212-501-3330).

Zamir Chorale Honors Cantor Jeff Klepper in Cambridge, MA

The Spring concert of the Zamir Chorale is honoring Cantor Jeff Klepper.
Sunday, June 3, 2007, 8:00 p.m., Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA

On June 3 the Zamir Chorale of Boston will celebrate
its 38th year of performing inspirational Jewish music
by honoring Cantor Jeff Klepper at its annual spring
concert at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge at 8:00 p.m.
For information about tickets:

Zamir will share the stage with Cantor Klepper and
Rabbi Daniel Freelander of Kol B’Seder for both a
rousing and reflective concert featuring the
beloved “Shalom Rav” (Abundant Peace.)

Cantor Klepper has strong Boston roots and even
sang with Zamir in 1973. He has very fond memories
of that time:

“I sang with Zamir for one precious year; it
brought great joy into my life.…

Theodore Bikel to Receive Award

Theodore Bikel will receive the Hallel V’Zimrah Award at a program at Central Synagogue in New York. The
HaZamir Choir, The International Jewish High School Choir will also perform.
HaZamir Gala 14th Annual Concert
Sunday, April 22, 2007
7:15 PM

Central Synagogue
652 Lexington Ave. (at 55th St.)
Tickets: $25 thru April 12th only from the
Zamir Choral Foundation
$30 at the door

Schola Cantorum on Hudson Explores Judeo-Christian Choral Music Sacred Bridge

Three mid-March Choral Concerts in Caldwell, Jersey City and Manhattan will light up a sacred bridge.
Schola Cantorum on Hudson, the critically acclaimed
30-voice choral ensemble based in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, will perform
choral music highlighting the Judeo-Christian heritage with its 12th Ethnic
Celebration Series Concert in three venues. Entitled Sacred Bridge, this second
concert program of Schola’s season will first be performed at Caldwell College
on Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell, New Jersey, on Sunday, March 11, 2007 at 4
pm, reprised on Sunday, March 18, at 4 pm, at Historic Holy Rosary Church, 344
Sixth Street, between Monmouth and Brunswick Streets in Jersey City. The third
concert will be performed at St. Malachy’s Church, The Actors’ Chapel, 239
West 49th Street (between Broadway and Eighth Avenue) in New York City, Monday,
March 19 at 7:30 pm.…

Jews and Blues at JCC in Newton, MA

Jews and Blues at JCC
Saturday, January 27, 8:00 pm, and Sunday,
January 28, 2:00 pm: “Jews and Blues,”
Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center,
You might feel the JCC shake, rattle, ‘n’ roll when Artistic
Director Joshua Jacobson and Zamir, in
collaboration with Nathaniel Stringfield and
his band, HouseK’wake, team up this
weekend. The program includes individual sets by
each group and a not-to-be-missed joint set
showcasing Jewish and African-American music—
swing, jazz, folk, gospel, reggae, and blues. For more
information, go to LSJCC
or call the JCC Box Office at


Over 250 adults and children will celebrate Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, in concert, 3 P.M., Sunday, December
10, 2006 as Congregation Rodeph Sholom of Manhattan hosts its unique, multigenerational Festival of Choirs.
Congregation Rodeph Sholom is located at 7 West 83rd Street off of Central Park West in Manhattan. For more information about this concert, please call (212) 362-8800, ext. 1337. A Festival of Choirs is free of charge and open to the entire community.

The seventh annual concert will feature cantors and their volunteer adult and children’s choirs from all
over the New York metropolitan area. This year, the first night of Chanukah is Friday, December 15, 2006.

“There is no better way to usher in the festival of Chanukah than to see people from all ages, literally from age five to 85 singing together,” according to Congregation Rodeph Sholom’s Senior Cantor, Rebecca Garfein.…


Neshama Carlebach in NY. The charismatic Neshama Carlebach, whose voice and enthusiastic presentation
energizes audiences of all ages whether she is singing popular Hebrew and Israeli
songs or liturgical music, will appear in a concert on Sun., Nov. 19th, at 3 P.M.,
at the Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel, Henry Hudson Parkway East and West
250th Street, The Bronx, NYC. Modern, traditional and original songs will be featured.
The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale Choir, a community-based group that performed at the recent Jewish
Heritage Night at Shea Stadium, also will appear.
Tickets are: adults-$20 in advance, $25 at door; seniors-$15 and $20; students-$10
and $15.
Take Exit 19 on Henry Hudson Parkway. No. 1 Subway to 231st Street, then No. 7 or
10 buses. BxM 1 or BxM 2 express buses from Manhattan.…

Toronto Jewish Folk Choir at Ashkenaz

The Toronto Jewish Folk Choir is performing Sunday, September 3, 1 p.m. in the Brigantine Room at the Ashkenaz festival in Toronto. Free admission.
This will be the second performance of In Amerike, for choir and klezmer band by Sid Robinovitch – a terrific piece that was a big hit at its premiere in June. Beyond the Pale is joining the choir, and Sid is coming in from Winnipeg to play the piano part. Toronto Jewish Folk Choir also doing a few other numbers, including a choral version of the beautiful lullabye, Rozhinkes mit mandlen (Raisins and Almonds). Alexander Veprinsky will conduct the concert, including excerpts from a medley he created for our 80th anniversary concert.

4th New York International Choral Festival

Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus <, a Yiddish Chorale, is included in the International Choral Festival
Monday, June 19th
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
W. 65th Street
New York City

Abyssinian Baptist Church Combined Choirs
A-Jung Kayaguem Ensemble Chorus
‘Han-Yu-Hoe’ of Korea Highbridge Voices
Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus Overseas
Chinese Childrens Chorus Sound of Korea

HaZamir Celebrates Landmark Concert

The Hazamir JHSC sends this newstory about a landmark concert held May 21 in New York City:
HaZamir: The International Jewish High School
Choir, broke new ground as it celebrated its bar mitzvah with a
Weekend Festival and Concert May 19-21st. Founder
and Director Matthew Lazar welcomed nearly
1,000 audience members in a concert that reached a
new height for the HaZamir movement. More
than 200 singers from choirs across the globe came
together in a unique blend of Shabbat, singing, and
synergy for an unparalleled weekend.

The Gala Concert at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall
featured two world premieres especially commisioned
for HaZamir by composers Nick Page and Meir

The concert also saw HaZamir
alumni from the past 13 years of the program
conducted by Cantor Charles Osborne.…

Nashir Features Yehezkel Braun works at Merkin Hall in NYC

On Sunday, June 18, at 8:00 pm, Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale will present
its 30th annual concert at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New
York. The eclectic program features works by Israel Prize-winning composer
Yehezkel Braun as well as works of other composers from Renaissance to the
present. Tickets are $23 (preferred seating), $19 (general admission) and
$16 (seniors/students). For further information, contact Benjamin Gruder,
Choral Director, at or Merkin
Concert Hall (212-501-3330).

Psalmsensation: a multi-ethnic concert experience

The Zamir Chorale of Boston presents:
Psalmsensation: a multi-ethnic concert experience
Sunday, June 4, 2006, 7:30 pm, Sanders Theatre, Cambridge.
For tickets and program information:
or call 617/244-6333

Once again, Artistic Director Joshua Jacobson has worked his
programming magic. From romantic to rhythmic, from ancient to contemporary, psalms
— like you’ve never heard them before! Join Zamir for a transcendent evening
of psalm settings from Israel, France, the U.S., Morocco, Syria, Turkey, Italy,
Brazil, and featuring a rousing medley from African-American gospel traditions.

21st Zimriya World Assembly of Choirs in Israel

It’s a ways away… in July 30-August 9, 2007, but your group may be interested in preparing now for the World Assembly of Choirs in Israel. to be held on Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel. Well known conductors will lead the workshops. The Zimriya, which was found in 1952, takes place every 3 years. There are choirs expected to attend from all over the world. You can express an interest in attending by September 15, 2006, or find out more information by contacting or writing to ZIMRIYA, 4, Aharonowitz Street, Tel Aviv 63 566, Israel or visit the website at Individual singers age 18-35 interested in attending the international choir workshop and concert conducted by Michael Gohl (Switzerland) can contact

Yiddish Operetta at HUC in May

Sunday, May 21, New York, NY
Hebrew Union College, 1 West 4th Street, New York, NY
will perform musical adaptations of the works of
I.L. Peretz and Sholem Aleichem,
Among the highlights in the program:
1) a rarely heard operetta, adapted from
MOTL PEYSI DEM KHAZNS (“Motl, Peysi the Cantor’s Son”),
Sholem Aleichem’s Eastern European equivalent to
Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn

2) a stirring musical adaptation of Peretz’s classic short story,
OYB NIT NOKH HEKHER (“If Not Higher Still”)

3) selections from the new compact disc recorded by the JPPC,

Two performances on May 21L at 2:00 and 4:30pm

International Celebration of Jewish Music at Alice Tully Hall

Chabad’s Children of Chernobyl
In association with the American Society for the Advancement of Cantorial Arts. Inc.
Proudly Presents
An International Celebration of Jewish Music

The Celebrated Voices of… A New Cantorial Generation …

David Weinbach – Tel Aviv, Israel
Yaakov Stark – Cong. Orach Chayim, NY
Netanel Hershtik– The Hampton Synagogue
Tzadok Greenwald – Jerusalem, Israel
Maestro Matthew Lazar
Music Director

The inspirational 70 voices from
The Moscow Male Jewish Hasidic Capella Choir Conducted by: Sasha Tsaliuk
The New York Synagogue Choir Conducted by: Itzchak Haimov
The Tel Aviv Cantorial Institute Conducted by: Naftali Hershtik
Accompanied by: The ASACA Chamber Orchestra
An exclusive concert at the Alice Tully Hall,
Lincoln Center
Thursday Evening, March 30, 2006
7:30 PM
Tickets: $500, $360, $100, $50
Separate Seating available
Tickets may be purchased through CenterCharge: 212-721-6500
For sponsorships and VIP seating call the CCOC Office: 212-681-7800
For tickets go to
Venue: Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center – NYC…

Judi Lamble’s compositions on new website

Judi Lamble, who composes for accompanied and a cappella choruses, soloists, and duets, has a new website that has contact information for obtaining her scores, and samples of her music. Lamble’s music can be appropriate for groups with varying degrees of sophistication. For more information about difficulty of pieces, contact the composer. Some of the religious texts she uses follow the Reform liturgy. She also includes links to other composers sites.

Adash Women’s Hebrew Choir of Czech

A wonderful sounding women’s choir has contacted me at JMWC announcing their presence…. They sing exclusively Jewish music, and you can hear samples on their website– Here you’ll definitely find something to delight in. Two of their CDs are devoted to Hebrew songs, but they sing liturgical pieces and Yiddish and Russian lanugage songs on their other two CDs which include many solos for folk music as well as choral works : Visit Adash Women’s choir at:

Central in Song at Wix Hall, Central Synagogue in London

Wednesday 21 December
Central in Song at Wix Hall, Central Synagogue
Address: 36 Hallam Street, London, W1N 6NN,
Phone:020 7580 1355.

Music at Central presents music written for the synagogue performed by its cantor
Steven Leas and the choirs of Central Synagogue and the Choir of London at Central
Synagogue on Wednesday 21 December, at 7.30pm.

This exciting collaboration sees Steven Leas and the Choir of Central Synagogue, who
performed before the Queen last year at Westminster Palace, joined by the men of the
highly acclaimed Choir of London, an ensemble of some of the UK’s finest choral
singers who are particularly noted for their innovative cross-cultural projects, and
who performed in Jerusalem and Ramallah last year.

The programme, accompanied and introduced by Stephen Glass, includes settings of
prayers and psalms, from Renaissance polyphony to modern arrangements.…


Over 250 adults and children will celebrate Chanukah, the Festival of
Lights, in concert, 3 P.M., Sunday, December 11, 2005, as Congregation
Rodeph Sholom of Manhattan hosts its unique Festival of Choirs. The
sixth annual concert will feature Cantors and their choirs from the New
York City metropolitan area. This year, the first night of Chanukah is
Sunday, December 25, 2005.

A Festival of Choirs is free of charge and open to the entire community.

Congregation Rodeph Sholom is located at 7 West 83rd Street off of
Central Park West in Manhattan. For more information about this
concert, please call (212) 362-8800, ext. 1337.

Melodia Women s Choir Salutes Fanny Mendelssohn’s 200th Birthday

Melodia Women’s Choir at NOV 19 CONCERT IN NYC
Melodia Women’s Choir of New York City presents a mystical November concert of darkly transcendent music drawn from the classical and contemporary lexicon. Featured in the program is a special 200th anniversary tribute to Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, sister of Felix Mendelssohn and an extraordinarily talented, if often overlooked, composer.

Conducted by Cynthia Powell, the accomplished 32-member Melodia women’s ensemble will present “Twilight in the Garden of Dreams” on Saturday, November 19, 2005 at
8:00 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church, Chelsea, 346 West 20th Street in New York City.

Melodia has invited The Momenta String Quartet to perform
Mendelssohn-Hensel s “String Quartet in Eb” as an instrumental interlude at the concert.

Tickets to “Twilight” are $15 advance and $20 at the door.…

The Sydney Jewish Choral Society to celebrate 20th anniversary

The Sydney Jewish Choral Society celebrates its 20th anniversary next year, 2006. Under the direction of Rose Grausman, this mixed choir performs a very wide range of
music, including classical, opera, jazz and musicals, as well as popular and folk music from all over the world. The S.J.C.S. regularly performs Yiddish, Ladino and Hebrew folk music, Hebrew liturgical settings, and stunning Hebrew musical settings
by composers from Rossi in the 16th century through Kurt Weil and Leonard Bernstein in the 20th, and has given premieres of hitherto unpublished choral works by Jewish composers.

A non-profit organisation, the S.J.C.S. performs regularly in concerts which support Jewish and general charities and gives free performances at Jewish retirement homes and activity centres.

Throughout 2006, the Sydney Jewish Choral Society will be performing several major concerts in Sydney.…


The Premiere Jewish Choral Event

* Daily Community Sings conducted by some of the
greatest talents on the Jewish musical scene
* One-, two-, and three-day workshops with
leading clinicians
* Outstanding evening concerts
* Special presentations for listeners
* Instant ensembles for all singing participants
* Fun, friendship and learning

The 2005 Hallel V’Zimrah Award will be given
to GIL ALDEMA, noted Israeli arranger & composer and
winner of the 2000 Israel Prize, on Wednesday night,
July 13th.

LOCATION: Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
Kerhonkson, NY

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The Milwaukee Jewish Community Chorale

Tikkuun V’Tikvah
A Benefit Choral Concert
Sunday, March 6, 2005
2:30-4:30 P.M
Congregation Sinai
8223 N. Port Washington Rd
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53217
Donation: $10.00 General Admission
$8.00 Seniors and Students
$5.00 Children

Featuring: The Milwaukee Jewish Community Chorale
Directed by Enid Bootzin
Cantors, Cantorial Solosits and Children’s Choirs from area synagogues
Tickets available at The Door or
by contacting Donna Neubauer: 414-352-5961

“Judas Maccabeus” in St. Louis

The St. Louis Circle of Jewish Music and the University City Symphony
Orchestra will collaborate for the second year in a row in a sing-along
performance of George Friderick Handel’s “Judas Maccabeus” December 11th,
2004. The concert will take place at 7:30 pm at Shaare Zedek Synagogue,
829 N. Hanley Road in University City, a suburb of St. Louis. Other music
to be performed includes “Shirey Chanukah” by Abraham Cohen, and a
newly-commissioned piece in honor of the centennial of Shaare Zedek, being
written by film composer Sheldon Mirowitz. Audience members may purchase
the piano-vocal score at the door, which serves as a ticket in all
following years, and are encouraged to sing along with the choruses.

Melodia Women’s Choir Features Yehezkel Braun

Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC,/bwill delight New York audiences with three exciting and rarely-performed works by Israeli composer Yehezkel Braun in its upcoming concert, November Song. The three works by the highly-regarded composer from Tel Aviv are written to songs and ballads by H.N.Bialik, Israel�s first national poet and one of the country�s most revered and influential writers.

The concert will be presented on November 20, 2004 at 7:30PM, at St. Peter�s Church in Chelsea (346 W. 20th St., between 8th and 9th Avenues) in New York City.

The London Jewish Male Choir (LJMC)

The London Jewish Male Choir (LJMC) is delighted to announce a
pre-Chanukah 2004 concert featuring the LJMC and SHIR – a London based
quartet specializing in Jewish music from Eastern Europe and Israel – at
the Artsdepot, the new theatre at Tally Ho Corner, Finchley on Wednesday
December 1st. 8pm
The concert will feature a mixture of Klezmer, Yiddish, Cantorial, Ladino,
Chassidic and Israeli music performed by two of London’s top Jewish
musical acts. This will be the first major performance conducted by the
LJMC’s new Musical Director Michael Etherton.
The Artsdepot is a state of the art 400 seat theatre and “cultural centre”
which opened in September 2004.
Tickets are available from the box office 020 8449 0048. Priced 15 (pounds)
more information on the LJMC at
more information on Shir can be found at
more information on the Artsdepot can be found at…

Second Annual Interfaith Symposium of Music

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Join the Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles and the Beverly Hills
Presbyterian Church on November 7 2004 at the second annual city-wide interfaith symposium devoted to music. This year the Workshop (3:00 p.m) will explore the role of the Psalms, a fertile source of spiritual and cultural
inspiration in the Jewish, Protestant and Catholic faiths with presentations
and panel discussions by leading Los Angeles clergy, scholars and composers.
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Registration is required for the 3:00 p.m. Workshop and seating reservations
are highly recommended for the 7:30 p.m. Concert. For more information, call
310.271.5194 or visit… more info…

Toronto Jewish Folk Choir

The Toronto Jewish Folk Choir is accepting new members for its 2004-05 season. The SATB choir was featured at this year’s Ashkenaz Festival and begins rehearsals for the new season on Wednesday, September 29, 7:30 p.m. at the Morris Winchevsky Centre, 585 Cranbrooke Avenue (just east of Bathurst, five blocks north of Lawrence), Toronto. Interested new members are welcome to take part. For further information, call Jean Shek at 416-489-7681 or e-mail Howard Kaplan at .

Mak’hela developing Jewish SATB Community Chorus

In Western Massachusetts a new Jewish chorus that meets weekly in Northampton formed this past year. They’re about to begin a second full year, and have about 60+ dedicated singers with professional leadership (Kayla Werlin is our Music Director) and piano accompaniment. The repertoire has grown to include classics (Lewandowski, Sulzer, Janowski, Rossi, Bloch), Yiddish and Hebrew folk material, and some newer music (Horvitt, Stern, Rubin, Broad). The group has also done choruses from Handel and Verdi, and “The Last Words of David” by Randall Thomson. more info…


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have upcoming performances in PENNSYLVANIA, NEW YORK and NEW JERSEY, USA.


Upcoming performances:
1) Sun., March 28, 7:30 PM, Gratz Coll., Melrose Park, nr. Philadelphia, PA
2) Sunday, April 18, 7:15 PM, Riverdale Jewish Center, Bronx, NY
3) Sunday, April 25, 6:30 PM, Temple Beth Elohim, Old Bethpage, NY
4) Wednesday, May 19, 8:00 PM, Highland Park Conservative Temple, NJ
5) Sunday, June 6, 2:00 PM, Hebrew Union College, New York, NY
more details….

Torat Chayim Choral Concert

Temple Shalom of Newton, MA will have a choral concert with music by Ben Steinberg, Saturday March 20, 2004 at 7:30pm. Featuring Cantor Renata Kruzhkova Braun, and acompanied by David Carrier and Chamber Orchestra, the piece is Torat Chayim: A Torah of Life, a work for Voice, Chorus and Chamber Orchestra. Tickets–general admission $25.00 Patron $100 reserved seating. Temple Shalom of Newton, 175 Temple Street. W. Newton, MA 02465. For tickets call: 617-332-9550. Tickets will be held at the door.

Delaware Valley Jewish Choral

Gratz College will host the 4th annual Delaware Valley Jewish Choral
Festival on Sunday, March 28. Sponsored by the Zamir Choral Foundation in
conjunction with Gratz and the Jewish choral community of the Delaware
Valley, the event is designed for lovers of Jewish music of all backgrounds… Contact the Tyson Music Department at Gratz College, 215-635-7300, or e-mail See more information…