Zamir Choral Performed At White House
On Monday evening, December 10, 2007, the Zamir Chorale, under the direction of
Matthew Lazar, entertained President and Mrs. Bush, Attorney General Michael Mukasey,
Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff and a select group of additional guests
at the annual White House Hanukkah celebration .Cantor Alberto Mizrahi was featured
The Chorale appeared at the candle lighting ceremony which was led by Ruth and Judea
Pearl, parents of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
Later, at a lavish East Room reception, Zamir sang four more selections. Judea Perl
joined the choir in performing the final number for all in attendance.
The President was most gracious, shaking the hand of every member of the choir and
even taking a moment to share some words with Matthew Lazar. To view the ceremony
in its entirety, follow this link and click on “videos.”
The Zamir Chorale, directed by Matthew Lazar, and soloist Cantor Alberto Mizrahi
entertain during the lighting of the Menorah on Monday, Dec. 10, 2007 in the Grand
Foyer of the White House. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian