Chichester at 50!
Don't miss the Colorado Hebrew Chorale and the One World Singers in a performance celebrating the 50th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s seminal Hebrew choral masterpiece, Chichester Psalms.
The program also features works celebrating the same spirit of hope and joy by other 20th century composers, including Charles Osborne, Benjie-Ellen Schiller, and Sholom Secunda.
In addition, the concert will present the Colorado premiere of the first three movements of Israeli composer Paul Ben-Haim's Kabbalat Shabbat (Friday Evening Service). Bernstein was an admirer of Ben-Haim, and in 1968 Ben-Haim's Kabbalat Shabbat had its New York premiere at Philharmonic Hall.
Click here to hear the sublime second movement
"Lighting of the Sabbath Candles".
A pre-concert talk will take place
one hour prior to each performance.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Denver, CO 80207
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Hebrew Educational Alliance
3600 S. Ivanhoe Street
Denver, CO 80237
to purchase your tickets in advance
Singer of the Month
Music has been a part of my life since I was 4 years old, when I had my first piano lesson. I continued those lessons until I graduated high school. The music program in our schools was beyond extraordinary with vocal music training from first grade through senior year of high school. I also played violin with the junior high orchestra program from when I was in third grade into junior high school. During junior high and high school, I sang alto with the Symphonic Choir, an auditioned school-based choir. Just before my senior year, I was invited to be a member of the Mid-America Choir that performed across Europe in England, France, Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.
After high school, I mostly sang with the radio, until I joined Congregation Rodef Shalom’s Shir Rodef group, but, instead of singing, I ended up accompanying on the violin. Through that participation, I was invited to be part of Rocky Mountain Jewgrass (the first of its kind of Jewish bluegrass) where I continue to play the fiddle player and am the female vocalist. Our 10th anniversary is coming up soon.
Having the chance to sing again with a formal choir is a treat for me and I’m very pleased to be part of Kol Nashim.