Zamir Chorale of Boston Celebrates its 50th Anniversary! 1969-2019
The countdown to Zamir’s 50th anniversary gala celebration has begun! Just under a year from now-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.”
The question of the moment: which songs will they be? Zamir Founder and Artistic Director Josh Jacobson wants to know your opinion–so get ready to take a trip down memory lane. CLICK HERE for a ballot with a list of 100 of Zamir’s greatest hits. Look over these “Golden Oldies” and pick ten of your favorites.
Before you vote, keep in mind: the selections to be performed will represent highlights from Zamir’s 50-year history. So don’t just choose songs you would like to sing. Instead, consider musical numbers that would be most appropriate for this landmark occasion. (FYI: the poll results are only intended to provide alumni input. Josh will have the final say about which songs will be performed).
We need your votes by July 31, 2018, so don’t delay. We’ll be back soon with more news about the upcoming 50th anniversary celebrations.
P.S. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to submit your recording to the Halleluyoh Virtual Choir! (Deadline is August 1, but we will be flexible!)
Dates to Remember:
Thursday October 11, 2018, at Newton City Hall: Opening Reception
Sunday, June 2, 2019, location TBA: Alumni Reunion and Luncheon honoring Ronda Jacobson
Monday, June 3, 2019, Sanders Theater: Dress Rehearsal for Gala Concert
Tuesday, June 4, 2019, Sanders Theater: Gala Concert honoring Joshua Jacobson
Jack Kahn and Shawn Weil
Co-Chairs, Zamir@50 Alumni PR Team
Chair, Zamir@50 Alumni Committee
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.
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!