Sweet Sounds for the New Year

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Sunday, September 08, 2013

Apples and honey are a sweet combination for a sweet new year. (Bonnie (cc: by-nc)/flickr)

In the Jewish calendar, the High Holy Days are a time of introspection as well as celebration, a time to seek self-improvement and offer charity, forgiveness and community outreach.

This week, Together in Song celebrates the sounds of the New Year with a choral celebration.

Program Details:

Traditional: "The Shofar Call"
— Hesperion XXI; Jordi Savall.

Edward Elgar: "The Dawns, from The Apostles, Op. 49"
— Halle Orchestra and Chorus; Mark Elder, music director. 

Georg Frideric Handel: Saul, HWV 53: Act II, Chorus, "Oh fatal consequence of rage"
— RIAS Kammerchor; Concerto Koln; Rene Jacobs.

Joseph Dreschler: "Halleluyah"
— Zamir Chorale of Boston.

Louis Lewandowski: "Halleluyah"
— Zamir Chorale of Boston.

Traditional Sephardic: "Los bilbilikos"
— Lika Eshkenazi.

Traditional Sephardic: "Los bilbilikos" (The Nightingales)
— Kol Sephardic Choir.

Traditional, arr. Jordi Savall: "Durme, hermoza donzella; Ghazal"
— Monserrat Figueras; Hesperion XXI; Jordi Savall, viol.

Traditional: "Call of the Shofar"
— Cindy Paley.

Alexander Olshanetsky: "Adonai z'kharanu"
— New London Children's Chorus; Robert Corp, music director.

Salomone Rossi: "Keter"
— Ensemble Daedalus; Robert Festa, conductor.

Geoffrey Shisler: "Rachamana"
— The Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue Choir.

Leonard Bernstein: "Yigdal"
— Rochester Singers; Samuel Adler, conductor. 

Lukas Foss: "Adon Olam"
— Laudibus; Michael Brewer.

Traditional: "Kol Nidre"
— Hebreo Men's Chorus of Mexico City.

Traditional Sephardic, arr. Joshua Jacobson: "El Nora Alilah"
— Zamir Chorale of Boston

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