“SING A NEW LIGHT” PRESENTS THE CHORAL TORAH
ON FEBRUARY 6th, 2021 @7PM EST – RESERVE YOUR SEAT HERE
THE CHORAL TORAH: 5 BOOKS IN 4 PARTS: At heart, the Torah is a piece of music. Its words are notated in ornate calligraphy like an ancient score and transmitted by cantillation. What’s more, we are commanded in the final chapters of Deuteronomy to “Write for yourselves this song; teach it to the children of Israel and place it in their mouths:” כתבו לכם את השירה הזאת ולמדהּ את בני ישראל שימהּ בפיהםIn this session, we’ll dig deep into our oldest text in search of new music. We’ll play with words and dissect sounds, encountering singable consonants, Gregorian modes and the stories at the core of our heritage. Guided by Josh Ehrlich, composer of The Choral Torah: 5 Books in 4 Parts, we’ll take a magic-school-bus-style ride through the Bible, complete with musical detours presented by the dynamic and aptly-named all-sibling quartet, The Four Hermaneutics. Prepare to experience the five books like never before — in four parts!
SING A NEW LIGHT is an ongoing program to pay homage to those souls who were killed in the October 27, 2018 shooting. 3 of the 11 victims Richard Gottfried, Daniel Stein and Melvin Wax were pillars of New Light Congregation, Dan and Rich formed the choir. To honor their memory, SING A NEW LIGHT will bring choirs to Pittsburgh to lift spirits and share their love of Jewish culture.
This program received support from