Zamir Chorale of Boston Celebrates its 50th Anniversary! 1969-2019
The countdown to Zamir’s 50th anniversary gala celebration has begun! On June 4, 2019, a packed hall at Sanders Theater will be treated to highlights of the Zamir repertoire over the past half-century. And this will be your chance to relive your days in Zamir; interested alumni will be invited to join the current choir on stage to perform a selection of Zamir’s most memorable “Golden Oldies.”
Dates to Remember:
Thursday October 11, 2018, 7:00 pm, at Newton City Hall: Kick-off event Cabaret Reception. Cost: $36 pp. Seating is limited. RSVP by Sept. 28. No walk-ins.
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 7:30 pm, at Temple Reyim, Newton: Shir Joy: A 50th Anniversary Sing-in. Free admission. Pre-registration requested.
Sunday, March 17, 2019, 4:00-6:00 pm, Temple Beth Sholom, Framingham: Their Voices Live On: A Memorial Gathering. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, May 15, 7:30 pm, Hebrew College, Newton: Symposium: Ethnic Identity and Choral Singing. Admission is free but pre-registration is encouraged.
Sunday, June 2, 10:30 am, Temple Emanuel, Newton : Pre-concert rehearsal for alumni
Sunday, June 2, 12:30 pm, Temple Emanuel, Newton: Alumni reunion and luncheon honoring Ronda Garber Jacobson. Make your reservation here. Make your tribute to Ronda here.
Sunday, June 2, 5:00 pm (boat leaves at 5:30 and returns at 8:30), One Long Wharf, Boston Harbor : Harbor tour by boat for alumni and current singers (includes light dinner). Make your reservation here.
Monday, June 3, 7:00-7:45 pm, Sanders Theater, Cambridge: Dress rehearsal for Gala Concert
Tuesday, June 4, 7:30 pm, Sanders Theater, Cambridge : A Gala Golden Anniversary Concert Honoring Joshua Jacobson. Purchase tickets here. Alumni and current singers should use promo code Zamir for a $5 discount on tickets. Be a sponsor (includes tickets and acknowledgement in program book). Make your online tribute to Josh Jacobson here.
Chair, Zamir@50 Alumni Committee
Jack Kahn and Shawn Weil
Co-Chairs, Zamir@50 Alumni PR Team
Ruth Pernick, Susan Rubin, Susan Creditor, Co-Chairs, Concert Plans & Prep Team
Rabbi Don Cashman, Chair, Facebook Team
Joni Schockett, Chair, Reunion Luncheon Team
Zamir Alumni: Music and RUach
Did you sing in the Zamir Chorale of Boston any time between 1969 and last year? If so, join our online alumni association (aka “ZAMRU”) so we can reconnect. Let’s reminisce, find out what everyone is doing (musically and personally), learn about Zamir happenings and be supportive of this great choir which — for many of us — provided a wonderful social, Jewish, musical outlet.Co-chaired by Bruce Creditor , who has been associated with ZCB in various roles since 1973, and Herbie Birnbaum, who sang from 1975-1986, ZAMRU is dedicated to reaching out to alumni, raising funds for the chorus, bringing alums together for music and socializing, and generally keeping the Zamir spark alive for hundreds of former singers.
ZAMRU also sponsors Boston-area gatherings and created a NY/NJ alumni group chaired by Ruth Birnbaum Pernick and Sara Ruderman.
Thanks to our alumni, our friends and various grant organizations, Zamir has had another successful season. But, as you know, revenue from ticket sales represents only a small portion of our budget and your on-going support is very much appreciated.Keep in touch, tell us what’s going on, and above all, keep singing.P.S. Don’t forget to “like” and check the Zamir Facebook page!