Conductors Eleanor Epstein and Joshua Jacobson will receive the Zamir Choral Foundation's 2017 Hallel V'Zimrah Award at this summer's 28th annual North American Jewish Choral Festival. A fixture of the summer event since 2004, the Hallel V'Zimrah Award recognizes one or more individuals who have made a signicant contribution to the world of Jewish choral music. Eleanor Epstein, founding director of Zemer Chai, the Jewish Choir of Washington, DC, and Joshua Jacobson, founding director of the Zamir Chorale of Boston, have made their marks as conductors of their own ensembles, and in the integral role they have played at NAJCF since its start in 1990. We are proud to recognize their dedication to Jewish choral music and their leadership in promoting excellence.
The 28th annual North American Jewish Choral Festival will be held July 16-20 at the Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson, NY. The Hallel V'Zimrah Awards will be bestowed at a celebration on Wednesday evening, July 19. For more information about NAJCF, click here.