The Jeanne and Irwin Mandell Fund for New Music, established by Phyllis and Richard Rosen, provides support for the commissioning activities of the Zamir Choral Foundation, and annually funds the composition of new works that are premiered by ensembles associated with the Zamir Choral Foundation, becoming part of the growing Jewish choral repertoire.

Mandell Commissions:

Call to Freedom (UK’ratem Dror) by Benjie Ellen Schiller

Commissioned by the Zamir Chorale, in commemoration of the events of 9/11/2001

Premiered by the Zamir Chorale, Matthew Lazar, Conductor, Merkin Concert Hall, December 2001

 

Darchei Noam by David Burger

Commissioned by Vivian and Matthew Lazar in memory of Noam Shudofsky

Premiered by the Zamir Chorale, Matthew Lazar, Conductor, Carnegie Hall, 2008

 

Divrei Kohelet by Yehezkel Braun

Commissioned by Phyllis and Richard Rosen

Premiered by the “Instant Choir” conducted by Matthew Lazar at the 17th annual North American Jewish Choral Festival, 2006

 

Eishet Chayil by Yehezkel Braun

Commissioned by Phyllis and Richard Rosen

Premiered by the Zamir Chorale, Matthew Lazar, Conductor, Merkin Concert Hall, December 2001

 

Essa Einai by David Burger

Commissioned by Richard Rosen for Phyllis Rosen

Premiered by HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir, Matthew Lazar, Conductor,  David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, March 2018

 

Fanfare for Jerusalem by Randy Klein

Commissioned by the Zamir Choral Foundation in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem

Premiered by HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir, Matthew Lazar, Conductor, Metropolitan Opera House, March 2017

 

Ilu Finu by Natasha J. Hirschhorn

Commissioned by Cantor Nancy Abramson in honor of Maestro Matthew Lazar, the 20th year of HaZamir, and her term as President of the Cantors Assembly

Premiered by HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir, conducted by Dr. Marsha Bryan Edelman (HaZamir Philadelphia) Jazz at Lincoln Center, March, 2013

 

Ivru BaSh’arim by Charles Osborne

Commissioned by the Zamir Choral Foundation in honor of the 10th Anniversary of HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir

Premiered by HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir, Charles Osborne (HaZamir Boston), Conductor, February, 2002

 

Kol Z’man SheHaner Dolek by Ronn Yedidya

Commissioned by Gideon Vaisman

Premiered by the Zamir Chorale, Matthew Lazar, Conductor, Merkin Concert Hall, April, 2005

 

L'Chol Ish Yesh Shem by Benjie Ellen Schiller

Commissioned by the Zamir Choral Foundation

Premiered by the Zamir Chorale, Matthew Lazar, Conductor, Merkin Concert Hall, December, 2014

 

L'Dor VaDor by Gerald Cohen

Commissioned by the Zamir Choral Foundation

Premiered by HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir, Conducted by Kelly Shepard (HaZamir Los Angeles), Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, March 2015

 

L’Eyla by Nick Page

Commissioned by the Zamir Choral Foundation in honor of the Bar Mitzvah Anniversary of HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir

Premiered by HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir, conducted by Kelly Shepard (HaZamir Los Angeles), Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, March 2005

 

L’Ma’an Tziyon by Steve Cohen

Commissioned by the Zamir Choral Foundation

Premiered by HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir, conducted by Cantor Richard Cohn (HaZamir Dallas), Jazz at Lincoln Center, March 2012

 

Magash HaKesef by Yehezkel Braun

Commissioned by Phyllis and Richard Rosen

Premiered by the Zamir Chorale, Matthew Lazar, Conductor, Merkin Concert Hall, April, 2005

 

Mah Gadlu by Meir Finkelstein

Commissioned by the Zamir Choral Foundation in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir

Premiered by HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir, conducted by Stephen Glass (HaZamir Manhattan) Alice Tully Hall, Liincoln Center, March 2005

           

Mi Ma’amakim by Benjie Ellen Schiller

Commissioned by Abba Borowich in gratitude for his recovery from illness

Premiered by the Zamir Chorale, Matthew Lazar, Conductor, Merkin Concert Hall, April 2005

 

Mi SheBeirach by David Burger

Commissioned by Rabbi Simeon Schreiber in memory of his parents, Aaron and Blanche Schreiber

Premiered by the Zamir Chorale, Matthew Lazar, Conductor,  Merkin Concert Hall, December, 2000

 

Netzach Yisrael by Steve Cohen

Commissioned by the Zamir Choral Foundation in honor of the 20th Anniversary of HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir

Premiered by HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir, conducted by Richard Cohn (HaZamir Dallas), Jazz at Lincoln Center, March 2013

 

Psalm 96 by Samuel Dylan Rosner

Commissioned by the Zamir Choral Foundation

Premiered by HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir, Conducted by Matthew Lazar, Carnegie Hall, March, 2016

 

PsalmSongs by David Burger

Commissioned by Dr. Gaya Aranoff Bernstein and Dr. Lewis Bernstein

Premiered by the Zamir Chorale, Matthew Lazar, Conductor, Merkin Concert Hall, December 2014

 

Shab'chi Yerushalayim: The Battle for Jerusalem by David Burger

Commissioned by the Zamir Choral Foundation in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem

Premiered by the Zamir Chorale, Matthew Lazar, Conductor, Jazz at Lincoln Center, May 2017

 

Shirei Nafshi by David Burger

Commission by Joel Westheimer, Miriam Westheimer and Joel Englander in honor of the 90th birthday of    Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer

Premiered by the Zamir Chorale, Matthew Lazar, Conductor, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Legacy, June 2018

 

T’filah L’Tzahal by David Burger

Commissioned by Elena and Jay Lefkowitz

Premiered by the HaZamir Chamber Choir conducted by Matthew Lazar, Jazz at Lincoln Center, March, 2012