In a concert filled with five centuries of music inspired by Jerusalem, and celebrating the ancient city’s role as the spiritual center of Judaism, the Zamir Choral Foundation presents a one-of-a-kind concert at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center, on Sunday May 21 at 3pm.
The concert, “Celebrate Jerusalem,” under the direction of Maestro Matthew Lazar, will feature more than 200 inter-generational voices drawn from three notable Zamir choirs, as well as appearances by two special guest soloists — the renowned Alberto Mizrahi and Netanel Herstik.
Two world premieres will be heard: one by Zamir’s composer laureate David Burger, “Shab’chi Yerushalayim (Praise Ye, Jerusalem): The Battle for Jerusalem” and the other by noted composer Steve Cohen, “Al Rosh Simchati (Above my Chiefest Joy),” which is a musical dialogue between Psalms 122 and 137. Another Zamir commission, Randy Klein’s “Fanfare for Jerusalem,” will receive a coveted second hearing since its dazzling premiere sung by Zamir’s acclaimed HaZamir teen choir at the Metropolitan Opera in March.
Performing separately and together in a number of combinations will be the Zamir Chorale; HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir; and Zamir Noded. The concert’s uniquely eclectic program reflects a vast range of emotional, spiritual and historic connections of the Jewish people to Jerusalem, as we celebrate the city’s reunification fifty years ago.
“Celebrate Jerusalem,” a choral concert celebrating the eternal capital of the Jewish people, takes place on Sunday May 21, at 3pm, at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, located at Broadway and 60th Street, in the Time Warner Center. Tickets, which go on sale April 19, range from $50 to $180 and can be purchased by phone at 212-721-6500 or online at http://jazz.org/events/t-6531/.
For more information, visit www.zamirchoralfoundation.org or call 212-870-3335.