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Zamir Sings for Israel: A benefit concert featuring healing Jewish choral music

"HaZamir is a healing and empowering lifeline for our Israeli singers, providing stability, resilience and friendship to them in this time of crisis," says Matthew Lazar, founder and firector of Zamir Choral Foundation.

The Zamir Choral Foundation will present Zamir Sings for Israel, featuring cathartic Jewish choral music that expresses a range of emotions being felt in Israel, the United States and around the world. The evening concert, which is set for Sunday, Dec. 17 at Merkin Hall in New York City, will benefit the teens of HaZamir Israel who have suffered displacement, trauma and loss.

It will feature the Zamir Chorale, the premier Hebrew singing choir in North America and Zamir Noded, the inspiring Jewish choir for young professionals, and is conducted by Maestro Matthew Lazar, the leading force of the Jewish choral movement. The performance is meant to evoke solidarity, rededication and resolve, including works by American and Israeli composers David Burger, Gerald Cohen, Steve Cohen, Yonatan Razel and Naomi Shemer.

HaZamir Israel is part of HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir, with 38 chapters across America and Israel.  HaZamir was created as a platform for talented teens to sing great Jewish music at the highest standard of excellence. For 30 years, HaZamir has served as a training ground for a new generation of singers, conductors, composers and leaders, investing in young people so that they have a deeper understanding of the values, traditions and glory of Judaism and artistic expression.

“Now more than ever, HaZamir Israel needs support. HaZamir is a healing and empowering lifeline for our Israeli singers, providing stability, resilience and friendship to them in this time of crisis,” says Matthew Lazar, founder and director of Zamir Choral Foundation.

“In the midst of the chaos, emotional hardship and economic distress that Israeli teens are experiencing, HaZamir offers a constant and welcoming community in which to express Jewish identity through a choral community of likeminded peers,” adds Vivian Lazar, Director of HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir. “We want our HaZamir Israel singers to know they are not alone or forgotten. This uplifting concert sends a message of support and belief that we are one people with one heart.”

The benefit performance takes place on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, located at 129 W. 67th St., New York, N.Y. 10023.

To purchase tickets, visit: Zamir Sings for Israel at www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org or call the Box Office at  212 501-3330.

Ticket prices are $40 balcony; $100 orchestra ($60 of which is tax-deductible).

For more information, see: www.zamirchoralfoundation.org

Media Contact: Liz Ammirato, liz@callprinc.com, 914-299-3882

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The Zamir Choral Foundation, created by Matthew Lazar, promotes choral music as a vehicle to inspire Jewish life, literacy, community, and connection to Israel. Zamir Choral Foundation’s musical programs include North American Jewish Choral Festival; HaZamir Preparatory Program for 7th and 8th graders; HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir; Zamir Noded for young adults 18-30; and the acclaimed Zamir Chorale. Matthew Lazar, Founder and Director of Zamir Choral Foundation, is considered the leading force of the Jewish choral movement in the US. He has worked with Maestros Leonard Bernstein, Zubin Mehta, Carlo Maria Giulini, Daniel Barenboim and others. The Zamir Choral Foundation is guided by an expansive vision of vibrant Jewish identity across the generational, denominational and political continuums through the study and performance of Jewish music at the highest level of excellence.  For more information, visit www.zamirchoralfoundation.org.
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