By Cantor Beny Maissner.
April 9, 2012.
17 Nissan 5772.
Dear Friend of Jewish Music,
I am excited to share with you the news of Toronto’s inaugural acappella Festival, part of Sing! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival, that takes place on April 13th -15th 2012 at the Harbourfront Centre.
The festival includes the best in Canadian and international acappella groups including the world-renowned UK vocal sensation Swingle Singers, the 2011 Juno nominee the Nylons, the incomparable Elmer Eisler Singers, and my own delightful group of vocalists, the Lachan Jewish Chamber Choir.
In 1993 we created Lachan Jewish Chamber Choir, with a group of experienced Toronto-based musicians who share a love of Jewish music. The choir’s name is taken from one of the Hebrew words for “melody”.
Lachan is committed to the performance of Jewish and Jewish-influenced music in both the liturgical and secular traditions, from the twelfth to the twenty-first century. The choir is also recognized for its unique repertoire of Jewish-Canadian composers, including Louis Applebaum, Srul Irving Glick, Sid Robinovitch and John Weinzweig, among others.
The choir is renowned for its versatility. Lachan has performed in Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Kaddish’ Symphony No. 3 with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra as well as performing acapella settings of songs and psalms by renowned composers from Canada, the United States and Israel. The choir has also commissioned local composers to provide original repertoire.
Lachan will be performing as part of the “World Music Concert” on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 11.00 am at Harbourfront. This is a unique event and I promise that you will not be disappointed with our performance and that of the Darbazi Georgian Choir who will also perform at the concert.
Call 416-973-4000 and quote “SINGSONG” to take advantage of a two-for-one offer on the Lachan World Music Concert. Offer valid until April 12, 2012.
Tickets are also available in advance through the festival Website at tvaf.ca, and at the door. I hope that you will join us at this special musical event.
Chag Pesach Kasher V’Sameach,
Cantor Benjamin Z. Maissner
Founding Director and Conductor
Lachan Jewish Chamber Choir