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Ars Musica Chorale presents Hariu L’Adonai: Jewish Composers Through the Centuries

Ars Musica Chorale presents its final concert of the 2021/22 season with Hariu L’Adonai: Jewish Composers Through the Centuries, a concert of music influenced by Jewish tradition, under the baton of newly appointed Music Director, Michael McCormick, with Cantor Olivia Brodsky. The performance will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ridgewood, New Jersey.

The music of Jewish composers, for both the synagogue and the concert hall, is a trove of remarkable works, famous and relatively unknown alike. This program traces the intersections of Judaism and classical music over the last four hundred years, anchored by Leonard Bernstein’s extraordinary Chichester Psalms. Other composers featured include the works of Felix Mendelssohn, Salamone Rossi, Max Janowski, Louis Lewandowski, and Kurt Weill.

Accompaniment on the Chichester Psalms will be provided by Eric Plutz, organist at Princeton University Chapel; Merynda Adams, harp; and David Yee, percussion. Our Encore Young Artists for this performance will be James M. Brown, countertenor and John Burke, tenor. The concert includes acapella works as well as pieces accompanied by Eric Plutz, organ and Diana Hughes, piano.

Guest artist Cantor Olivia Brodsky, a Michigan native, attended the double degree program at Tufts University and New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) in Boston, MA, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Judaic Studies at Tufts and studied Classical Vocal Performance at NEC, and then received her Master of Sacred Music and Cantorial Ordination from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in New York City. As a member of Tufts University Gospel Choir, she performed at the December 2014 “Holidays at the White House” for President and First Lady Obama. Since July 2021, she has worked alongside Rabbi Joshua Waxman at Temple Beth Rishon in Wyckoff, NJ, forming a new clergy team.

Tickets are on sale now at www.arsmusica.org/concerts. Prices are as follows: $25 for adults, $20 for seniors/special needs, and $7 for students (with student ID). Tickets will be available at the door.

For more information and to review our latest COVID-19 safety policies, visit www.arsmusica.org or call the Ars Musica Chorale at 551-226-9305 or contact us at info@arsmusica.org.

Established in 1965, Ars Musica Chorale is one of the oldest and finest choral groups in Bergen County, well-known for presenting outstanding and unique programs. For more information about the chorus visit www.arsmusica.org.

This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

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May 15 2022


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Ridgewood, New Jersey