Los Angeles Zimriyah Chorale
Spiritus Chamber Choir
Calgary Renaissance Singers & Players
Tuesday, June 19th at 7:30 PM
Beth Tzedec Synagogue (1325 Glenmore Trail SW, Calgary)
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The Calgary Renaissance Singers & Players are delighted to announce a wonderful new choral collaboration with Los Angeles Zimriyah Chorale and Calgary’s Spiritus Chamber Choir. This June, come and hear all three ensembles as they present “A Celebration of Jewish Choral Music” in the beautiful 1,500-seat sanctuary of Beth Tzedec Conservative Congregation in Calgary. CRSP thanks the congregation of Beth Tzedec for their generous sponsorship of this exciting cultural event in the life of our city.
This concert will see the Internationally-renowned Los Angeles Zimriyah Chorale give its first-ever Canadian performance. LAZC was founded in 1997 as an ensemble whose primary focus is to lift up music on Jewish texts and by Jewish composers, specifically those from southern California. LAZC’s Artistic Director, Dr. Nick Strimple, is a recognized expert on Jewish music related to the Holocaust. He has lectured on the topic at universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, and Yale, as well as at the Oregon Bach Festival. On Tuesday June 19, LAZC will present 40 minutes of music, much of which has never been performed in Canada.
They will be joined in this concert by Dr. Timothy Shantz and Spiritus Chamber Choir, who will perform Srul Irving Glick’s magnificent “Sing to the Lord a New Song”, accompanied by harp.
For its part, Calgary Renaissance Singers & Players will contribute music by the Jewish Italian Renaissance composer Salamone Rossi (1570-1630).
CRSP has invited Beth Tzedec’s Cantor Russell Jayne to participate as a soloist in this concert, performing music from the Sephardic cantorial tradition.
The evening will end with all three choirs onstage — one hundred voices singing Jewish sacred music and honouring these lines from Psalm 98:
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;
break forth into joyous song and sing praises.
Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,
with the lyre and the sound of melody.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn
make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord.
Let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
the world and those who live in it.
Let the floods clap their hands;
let the hills sing together for joy.
On Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 7:30pm, please join us at Beth Tzedec Conservative Congregation for this unforgettable choral experience!
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