Special Holiday Concert
CANTORS: A FAITH IN SONG
Thursday, December 15, 2011 8pm
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Sponsored in part by Advanced Pain Management and Spine Specialist & Mr. & Mrs Gary Skegobo
For tickets, click HERE.
On September 10th and 11th 2003, an historic concert of cantorial music was taped in the revered Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam.
In the magnificent candlelit setting of this 17th century synagogue, the three leading Jewish Cantors of our time performed an evening of popular and religious Jewish song arranged by composer Benedict Weisser. Cantors Alberto Mizrahi, Naftali Herstik and Benzion Miller were accompanied by the Netherlands Theater Orchestra, London’s Ne’imah Singers, and conducted by Jules van Hessen.
For centuries classical Jewish liturgical music has been a constant element in the synagogue service and the role of the Cantor is not only to lead this vocal music, but also to pass on the traditional melodies from generation to generation.
Already a favorite musical offering by most PBS stations in the U.S., CANTORS: A FAITH IN SONG is also released on CD, DVD, and video.
On January 20, 2008, the Gulf Coast Symphony presented the U.S. DEBUT of the full production, with music never before seen on TV.
Now, by popular demand, the three Cantors return to Fort Myers for an encore performance. Enjoy both the classic moments heard in 2008 and brand NEW arrangements created specially for this performance.