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Essential Voices USA presents The Composer Speaks: Shulamit Ran

Location: New York, USA
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Voicing: Mixed
Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor
in cooperation with
The Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music
at Hebrew Union College, NYC
March 13, 2011 from 7-8:30PM
Essential Voices USA (EVUSA) inaugurates its new series, The Composer Speaks, with the music of Pulitzer Prize winning composer Shulamit Ran.  Developed by EVUSA’s conductor Judith Clurman, The Composer Speaks will present composers in concert and workshop format.  EVUSA will sing various World and New York Premieres by Shulamit Ran.  Shirim L’Yom Tov (Four Festival Songs) will be featured, in celebration of their publication on Judith Clurman’s G. Schirmer Choral Series. Two short homophonic works scored for SATB chorus, B’chol Dor Vador and Min Hameitzer were commissioned by the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music’s director, Cantor Bruce L. Ruben, for this workshop performance, They will receive their World Premieres.  Tzadik KaTamar, for cantor, chorus and keyboard,was commissioned by Beth Emet – The Free Synagogue in Evanston, Illinois in 2010.  For this perfomance the audience will be taught the choral refrain andsing theNew York Premiere, along withStudent Cantor Joshua Breitzer and EVUSA. Ad Sciendam, commissioned, by the University of Chicago will also receive itsNew York Premiere. The text, taken, the first book of Proverbs, is a combination of English, Hebrew and Latin.
Tickets for the event can be purchased online, by clicking onto or by paying cash at the door, on the day of the concert.  The cost is $20 for general admission and $50 for preferred seating and an autographed copy of a Shirim L’Yom tov score. Photo Identification is required for admission to Hebrew Union College and seating is limited.
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