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Colorado Hebrew Chorale and Longmont Chorale Performing Together

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The Colorado Hebrew Chorale and The Longmont Chorale join together for two unique and collaborative performances on October 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm at the Life Bridge Christian Center in Longmont, and on October 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm in the sanctuary at Congregation Hebrew Educational Alliance in Denver.

Connoisseurs of varied styles and approaches to singing will enjoy this lovingly-crafted concert. “It’s very exciting for us to be a part of this undertaking,” says Carol Kozak Ward, Colorado Hebrew Chorale’s Founder and Music Director. ‘Halleluyah, Amen!’ is an opportunity for a different kind of exchange for singers and audiences members alike.  We are looking forward to interpreting and refracting these works through a musical lens that is both sensitive and powerful.”

The concert embraces the touchstones of choral traditions, offering sacred, classical, and secular music resonating with Jewish people.  We invite you to hear an eclectic array from this timeless repertoire. Tickets: $16 Adults, $14 Seniors, $12 Students/Military, Children 0-5 Free. Order tickets here.

The program includes works in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, and English performed separately by the Colorado Hebrew Chorale, the Longmont Chorale, and the Longmont Singers, as well as joint offerings by the combined choral forces. Hebrew settings of Psalm 137 (Al Naharot Bavel – “By the Waters of Babylon”) by Italian Renaissance composer Salomone Rossi and the Kiddush (Sanctification of the Wine) for Friday evening by Kurt Weill, with Cantor Martin Goldstein of the Hebrew Educational Alliance as soloist, will be featured alongside the Moses Hogan arrangement of the African-American spiritual, “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel” and choruses from Handel’s oratorio Judas Maccabaeus.

Tickets for both the Longmont and Denver concerts will be available at the door.   Immediately following the Denver performance refreshments will be provided in Congregation Hebrew Educational Alliance’s festively decorated Sukkah!

The Colorado Hebrew Chorale was organized in 1993 by Music Director Carol Kozak Ward with a mission to preserve, promote and celebrate the Jewish experience through song, by performing with and for diverse audiences. Since its inception, this highly dedicated volunteer chorus, whose membership draws from all areas of greater Denver, has literally given voice to the riches found in the legacy of Judaism. Throughout the past two decades, performances offered by the Colorado Hebrew Chorale have enhanced the cultural landscape of our community in the program areas of multi-cultural education, interfaith outreach, Jewish community involvement, and artistic collaborations with other organizations.

The Longmont Chorale was formed in 1936 when a group of music loving Longmont citizens formed a group to perform Handel’s Messiah.  As the Chorale has grown, the range of music has expanded as well.  The purpose of the Longmont Chorale is to enhance the quality of life of citizens of Longmont and neighboring communities through the study, creation and performance of beautiful choral music.

These concerts are part of the 13th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days, a global network of concerts being performed throughout the month of October.

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