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.
The Gentle Spirit of Israel:
A Tribute to Israeli Composer Yehezkel Braun
Joshua R. Jacobson, Artistic Director
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Monday, June 6, 2016
Slosberg Recital Hall
415 South St., Waltham, MA
The Massachusetts Marketing Partnership/Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism
The Harold and Evelyn Davis Memorial Foundation
Brandeis Music Department
Photos © Mickey Goldin: 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