Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005 4:00 PM
One of the most amazing performing groups in Jewish music will be at Temple Emanuel on January 30 for a fund raising concert in support of the Cantors Assembly. The concert is being jointly presented by Temple Emanuel and the New England Region of the Cantors Assembly.
The Sons of Sepharad features leading musicians who started their lives in countries surrounding the Mediterranean, including Turkey, Morocco, Greece, France and Israel. The group was founded by Gerard Edery, who has published a book of Sephardic songs, and recorded 10 CDs of Sephardic music. He is joined by two prominent members of the Cantors Assembly, Alberto Mizrahi and Aaron Bensoussan, who serve congregations in Chicago and Toronto, respectively. The instrumentalists are Rex Benincasa (percussion) who has a career spanning professional orchestral appearances and performing in Broadway pit bands; George Mgrdichian, the leading performer on oud in the US; and Emmanuel Mann (bass) founder of several Israeli performing groups. All six have performed to great acclaim across the globe.
For this concert, The Sons of Sepharad will be joined by members of the New England Region of the Cantors Assembly for a number or two. All of you who love to sing the haunting and romantic melodies from the Sephardic tradition are invited to participate in the fun. To order tickets:
Note: Tickets will not be mailed in advance, there will be ‘will call’ and sales at the door.
Make checks payable to Temple Emanuel
Mail to: Sons of Sepharad Concert, Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St., Newton, MA 02459