Hebrew Union College-University of Cincinnati Center for the Study of Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems (HUC-UC Ethics Center), the Catacoustic Consort, and the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati will hold a workshop and performance on Thursday, February 21, 2008, at 3:00 PM in the Scheuer Chapel on the campus of HUC-JIR.
"Lamentations: Music, Text and Interpretations" will offer Jewish and Catholic approaches to liturgy in general, and Lamentations in particular. The workshop will feature Catholic and Jewish experts in liturgy, as well as scholars of biblical commentary and music history. Scholars include: Jason Kalman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Classical Hebrew Literature and Interpretation at HUC-JIR; Steven Plank, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Musicology at Oberlin College; Rabbi Richard Sarason, Ph.D., Professor of Rabbinic Literature and Thought at HUC-JIR, and Sr. Joyce Zimmerman Ph.D., Founding Director of the Institute of Liturgical Ministry in Dayton, Ohio. The performance will be a presentation of the rare and exciting world-class early music of the Leçons des Ténèbres (Lamentations of Jeremiah) by François Couperin. The Baroque style piece will be performed by the Catacoustic Consort, as part of their 2007-2008 season.
Additional support for this program comes from the Ohio Humanities Council and the Tangeman Sacred Music Center. The event is free and open to the public; however, reservations are required. To register and for additional information, contact the HUC-UC Ethics Center at 513-487-3067 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.