New CD Recording of Cantorial Concert Celebrating 125th Anniversary of HUC-JIR
KOL SASSON v'KOL SIMCHAH - THE VOICE OF JOY AND THE VOICE OF GLADNESS
CD-RECORDING OF CANTORIAL CONCERT CELEBRATING 125TH ANNIVERSARY OF HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION AND HONORING RABBI GUNTER HIRSCHBERG, Z"L, AT CONGREGATION RODEPH SHOLOM IN NEW YORK CITY
CD AVAILABLE FOR $15 CONTRIBUTION TO SACRED MUSIC PRESS AT HUC-JIR
Celebrated cantors join faculty and students from the School of Sacred Music (SSM) at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in a just released CD-recording of the live concert celebrating HUC-JIR's 125th anniversary, which took place at Congregation Rodeph Sholom on April 26, 2001. This concert was presented in conjunction with Congregation Rodeph Sholom's annual Rabbi Gunter Hirschberg Memorial Concert.
The recording features a broad range of repertoire composed by the renowned masters of Jewish liturgical, folk, and art music and performed in in Hebrew,Yiddish, and English:
S'u Sh'arim by Louis Lewandowski
Hinei Ma Tov by Salomon Sulzer
Ahavat Olam by Max Helman
Break Forth Into Joy by Robert Starer
Chasdei Hashem by Israel Alter, arranged by Israel Goldstein
B'tziet Yisrael by Zeidel Rovner, arranged by Morrish Barash
Yihiyu L'ratson by Benjie Ellen Schiller
Psalm 98 by Yehezkiel Braun
Chatsi Kaddish (Celebration) by Jack Gottlieb
Av Harachamim by Joseph Brody, arranged by Abraham Salkov
Zog Zhe Rebenyu (Folk), arranged by Potoker and Zeitlin
Sim Shalom by Michael Isaacson
Shalom Rav by Simon Sargon
Ana Halach Dodeich (Folk), arranged by Stephen Richards
Shir Ha-emek by by Mark Lavry, arranged Abraham Wolf Binder
Kol Haneshamah by Bonia Shur
Pitchu Li by Robert Solomon, arranged by Joshua Jacobson
Performing these works are Cantors Rebecca Garfein, Mikhal Shiff-Matter, Jennifer Frost, Jacob Mendelson, Israel Goldstein, Benjie Ellen Schiller, Richard Botton, Debra Stein, Faith Steinsnyder, David Lefkowitz, Sharon Kohn, Robert Abelson, Martha Novick, Andrew Edison, Samuel Radwine, Ellen Dreskin, and Merri Lovinger. They are accompanied by the School of Sacred Music Choir, comprised of 31 cantorial students, with Joyce Rosenzweig as conductor and pianist and Beth Robin as pianist.
This concert celebrated HUC-JIR's 125 years of achievement as the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. It also paid tribute to Rabbi Hirschberg, of blessed memory, for his special love of the arts, his ability to encourage others to pursue their talents, and his dedicated service to Congregation Rodeph Sholom, where he served as Cantor from 1952 until he was ordained a rabbi at HUC-JIR/New York in 1963, and then as Senior Rabbi until his death in 1989.
This concert and recording were made possible through the generous support of The Max and Florence Minsky Music Fund, established in 1994 by Florence Minsky Goldstein in memory of her beloved husband, Max Minsky, and by the 125th Anniversary Concert sponsors and donors to the School of Sacred Music's 50th Anniversary.
The CD is available for a contribution of $15 to the Sacred Music Press. Please send your check payable to the Sacred Music Press to:
Sacred Music Press -- attention Jocelyn Nixon
One West 4th Street
New York, NY 10012
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