“A Tribute to Sandy Schneider” founder of the original Kol Truah in 1974.
At our next concert, “A Tribute to Sandy Schneider,” we will make a special presentation to Sandy’s widow and introduce our first Composer-In-Residence, Rober Schoen.
This concert will feature music written by Sandy, as well as other local composers, Robert Applebaum, Linda Hirschhorn, and our new Composer-in-Residence, Robert Schoen”
Saturday, March 23, 2013
1st United Methodist Church
1600 Bancroft Avenue, San Leandro,CA
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Congregation Netivot Shalom
1316 University Ave Berkeley, CA
Love in the Spring (Or Any Other Season)
Saturday 7 PM, June 1, 2013, location to be determined
Sunday 3 PM, June 2, 2013, at Congregation Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Ave., Berkeley
“One People, Many Voices”
May 5 and 6, 2012
“Yes, We Sang!”
With Nigunin Community Folk Chorus and The Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco
April 22, 2012
Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center
"Jews on Broadway"
"Psalm Enchanted Evening"
April 24, 2010
3183 Mecartney Road, Alameda, CA.
Artworks by artists Lisa Levine and Malka Helfman will be exhibited on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Temple Israel
"Psalm Enchanted Evening"
March 13, 2010 at Congregation Netivot Shalom
April 24 at Temple Israel in Alameda, California.
PSALM ENCHANTED EVENING
March 13, 2010, 8 p.m. Congregation Netivot Shalom
KOL TRUAH Jewish Choir of the East Bay, conducted by Cantor Pamela Sawyer, will be presenting PSALM ENCHANTED EVENING, a celebration of Psalms, at Netivot Shalom on Saturday, March 13, at 8 p.m.
From the countless musical settings of the 150 Psalms, Cantor Sawyer has selected representative pieces from the Renaissance to the present, by Jewish and non-Jewish composers. Two different settings of Psalm 150 will serve as bookends for the program.
The performance will open with German composer Louis Lewandowsk’s widely known 19th century Halleluyah, and will close with Linda Mankin’s Haleluyah.*
The program will include Psalms set by Italian Renaissance composer Salomone Rossi, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Johannes Brahms, Cantor Gerald Cohen, Bobby McFerrin, Cantor Eric Contzius, and others. Each musical setting uniquely reflects upon the meaning of the text, as well as reflecting the period in which it was composed.
In coordination with the concert, we have the pleasure of exhibiting artwork by Rabbi Gordon Freeman. Rabbi Freeman, trained as a sofer over 45 years ago, is rabbi emeritus of Congregation B'nai Shalom in Walnut Creek having served there for 38 years. As a Hebrew calligrapher he utilizes multiple media to express his love for the Hebrew letter. He works in pen and ink, brush, acrylic, gouash, glass, ceramics and cloth. Besides Ketubot, he has worked extensively with the book of Psalms and Song of Songs. He has published two books featuring the Hebrew letter, Proverbs and People and A Creation Song. His exquisite artwork based on the Psalms will be on exhibit for two weeks beginning with the PSALM ENCHANTED EVENING performance. There is a special connection between Kol Truah and Rabbi Freeman. The founder of Kol Truah, in 1974, was Sandy Schneider, z’’l, who was also Rabbi Freeman’s uncle. We are honored to bring together the artistic endeavors of Rabbi Freeman with the musical efforts of his uncle. Please join us for this celebration of the musical and visual beauty of the Psalms on Saturday, March 13, at 8 PM. For more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will be available at the door on a sliding scale, $10–36. *Linda Mankin is Professor Emeritus of Music at Foothill College, Los Altos, California.
Jan. 9, 2010 Congregation Netivot Shalom Music Festival
Kol Truah will perform Sunday November 8, 2009, 4 PM at Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley.