Melodia Women’s Choir Features Yehezkel Braun

Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC,/b> will 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.

Conducted by Cynthia Powell, the 24-member Melodia Women�s Choir will perform the three works in Hebrew. Yehezkel Braun wrote the works expressly for women�s voices. Rife with lyrical freshness, the Bialik ballads probe the passage of time in The Lovely Linden Tree, the wonders of natural mystery and the fears of aging in Neither Daylight Nor the Darkness, and the joy and burdens of love in With Window Opened Wide. Braun, a Professor Emeritus at Tel Aviv University, was born in Russia and emigrated to Israel in 1922. He has taught in England, France, the United States and Germany, and is considered one of Israel�s finest musical treasures.

In honor of Braun, Melodia has been specially invited to concertize November Song (which also includes classical repertoire by Sir Edward Elgar, Serge Rachmaninoff and Rebecca Clarke) at Temple Sinai in Tenafly at the Sabbath service on Friday, November 19. Melodia’s conductor, Cynthia Powell, serves as Organist and Choirmaster of Temple Sinai in Tenafly

New York audiences can hear November Song in a public performance on Saturday November 20, 2004 at 7:30 p.m., at the newly restored St. Peter�s Church, a landmark site on 346 West 20th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues in Manhattan�s Chelsea neighborhood.

Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door.
For ticket reservations, call 212-561-0167;
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Information about the Temple Sinai concert is also available on the website.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Cindy Cooper, 212-265-8997.