Premiere of Yedid Nefesh, for SATB chorus

North American Jewish Choral Festival

Stamford, CT, United States

Hilton Stamford Hotel

11:00 AM

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.

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.

Venue Details

1 First Stamford Place
Stamford, CT 06902
United States
(203) 967-2222