My new setting of Yedid Nefesh will be performed as part of Zamir Choral Foundation’s annual North American Jewish Choral Festival, a gathering of about 500 singers, conductors and lovers of Jewish choral music. At the festival this year, I will be the recipient of Zamir Choral Foundation’s “Hallel V’Zimrah” award, together with composer colleagues Benjie Ellen Schiller and Steve Cohen. Yedid Nefesh, (Beloved of my soul) is a setting, for SATB chorus and piano, of a well-known 16th century Hebrew mystical poem, and is based on a beautiful Sephardic melody of this text.
North American Jewish Choral Festival
Stamford, CT, United States
Hilton Stamford Hotel
As part the North American Jewish Choral Festival, there will be a premiere of new pieces by Gerald Cohen, Steve Cohen, and Benjie Ellen Schiller, all commissioned by the Zamir Choral Foundation.