Watch Divine Majesty!
This concert also will be available as a podcast and on CD.
Details will be posted when available.
A glorious revival of 19th century synagogue music
Joshua R. Jacobson, Artistic Director
with soloist Cantor Peter Halpern,
Temple Shalom of Newton
Tues., Nov. 17, 2015 — 7:30 pm
175 Temple St., West Newton, MA
Divine Majesty is made possible by an anonymous underwriter in memory of Mary Wolfman Epstein and Cantor Barney Mould.
Special thanks to cooperating synagogues: Cong. Shaarei Tefillah; Temple Israel of Sharon; Beth El Temple Center; Temple Sinai, Brookline; Temple Aliyah, Needham; Temple Beth Avodah, Newton; Temple Shalom of Newton; Cong. Beth El of Sudbury; Temple Israel of Natick; Central Reform Temple of Boston; Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley.
Photos © Mickey Golden: Zamir/So. of the Border with Tucan Trio concert.
Photos © Abigail Searle: Zamir/Jerusalem Youth Chorus.
I see now that Zamir is not just a choir, beyond this, it is a profound human institution that you have created for people to identify as Jews – a community based on Jewish identification and musical and artistic excellence. And, as I could see that evening [Zamir’s performance of Hanukkah Happens at Temple Emanuel in Newton, MA], an important source of sacred, national and religious pride for the whole community.”
— Max Stern, composer and conductor
Led by Founder and Artistic Director Joshua Jacobson, the Chorale comprises experienced volunteer singers who perform music spanning thousands of years, four continents, and a variety of styles, both classical and popular. Zamir’s repertoire includes Jewish liturgical pieces, major classical works, music of the Holocaust, newly commissioned compositions, and Israeli, Yiddish, and Ladino folksongs.Read More