The Zamir Choral Foundation is excited to be providing a venue for singers aged 18-30 who are looking for a broader Jewish choral experience.
The HaZamir program, offered to teens in grades 8 – 12 has proven so memorable that dozens of HaZamir alumni have been drawn back to sing at the annual HaZamir concert to re-live the experience. As the 20th annual gala in March, 2013 drew to a close, several of the alumni participants mused about how wonderful it would be if they had a regular opportunity to sing with their peers – and the seeds for Zamir Noded were planted.
In creating and conducting Zamir Noded, Foundation Director Matthew Lazar pointed to the absence of any similar ensembles for young singers. “A cappella ensembles tend to be small, and to sing solo-driven material of a limited stylistic range,” he explained. “The Zamir Choral Foundation is excited to be providing a venue for singers aged 18 – 30 who are looking for a broader choral experience, and a potentially much larger group of like-minded peers with whom to perform. This is the logical bridge between the HaZamir program and the many synagogue and community-based choirs that are already part of the Jewish choral network, but that don’t seem to be meeting the social needs of these young adults.”
Zamir Noded meets on the Manhattan’s Upper West Side on Wednesday evenings from 8 – 10 p.m. For more information, contact Talia@ZamirChoralFoundation.org or call 212-870-3335.