“On March 30th, the Zamir Choral kicked off New York City’s celebration of the 60th
Anniversary of the founding of Israel to a sold-out Carnegie Hall.
The star-studded concert featured the Zamir Chorale and Friends, including the
Theodore Bikel, Debbie Friedman, Cantors Alberto Mizrahi, Jack Mendelson and Lorna
Wallach, and a special guest appearance by HaZamir: The International Jewish High
School Choir, all under the direction of Matthew Lazar, Founder and Director of
the Zamir Choral Foundation.
The concert traced the history of Israel through music, with musical selections
that ranged from Hebrew chant through favorites from the beginnings of the state
to contemporary peieces, including the world premiere of Israeli composer Yehezkel
Braun‘s Bayom HaHu, specially commissioned for this concert.