Zamir, Zamir Noded, and HaZamir Celebrate Jerusalem

By: Hudson Horizons

In a concert filled with five centuries of music inspired by Jerusalem, and celebrating the ancient city’s role as the spiritual center of Judaism, the Zamir Choral Foundation presented a one-of-a-kind concert at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center, on Sunday May 21 at 3pm.
The concert, “Celebrate Jerusalem,” under the direction of Maestro Matthew Lazar, featured more than 200 inter-generational voices drawn from three notable Zamir choirs, the Zamir Chorale, Zamir Noded, and HaZamir: the International Jewish High School Choir, as well as appearances by two special guest soloists -- the renowned Alberto Mizrahi and Netanel Herstik.
Two original songs made their world premiere: one by Zamir’s composer laureate David Burger, “Shab’chi Yerushalayim (Praise Ye, Jerusalem): The Battle for Jerusalem” and the other by noted composer Steve Cohen, “Al Rosh Simchati (Above my Chiefest Joy),” which is a musical dialogue between Psalms 122 and 137.