Cantor-Choir Interfaith Program
Sunday, May 17, 7:00 p.m.
Temple Shalom, 175 Temple St., W. Newton, MA
Zamir will join hands with Cantor Elias Rosemberg, Cantor Peter Halpern and over 12 choral groups and 120 participants from diverse religious backgrounds in Newton. Each group will perform one piece and all the choirs will join hands in song together. Join us for this unforgettable evening, which is a part of Newton’s Festival of the Arts.
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