Saturday, February 25, 2006

Shameless Self-Promotion

Tomorrow I'll be singing in the choir in a performance of Handel's Judas Maccabaeus at the Kane Street Synagogue in Brooklyn. The concert starts at 3pm and should go for a couple of hours. The soloists are great and we'll all be accompanied by players from the Brooklyn Philharmonic. The oratorio has been described as Judas Maccabaeus is "the triumph of the few over the many, the righteous over the wanton." More about the piece:
The oratorio, with text by the Reverend Thomas Morrell drawn mainly from the First Book of Maccabees in the Apocrypha, depicts Judas Maccabeus as he unifies Israel and then prevails over the vastly superior Syrian forces seeking to hellenize the country. It was designed to celebrate the victory of the Duke of Cumberland, Prince William, over Bonnie Prince Charles at Culloden, Scotland in 1746 and the subsequent unification of an England disrupted from within by pro-Catholic Jacobite forces. The oratorio is presented with a new orchestration by Philip Wharton commissioned for the performance.


Sunday, February 26
3:00 p.m.
Kane Street Synagogue
236 Kane Street
Brooklyn, NY

With members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic and Chorus under the direction of Aaron Smith.

Jae Yeon Paik, Soprano – Israelite Woman
Kara Cornell, Mezzo-Soprano – Israelite Man
Martin Vasquez, Tenor – Judas Maccabaeus
Michael Zoosman, Bass – Simon Maccabaeus

Adults - $20
Children 13 and under - $10

For information or to reserve tickets, call the Synagogue office at
(718) 875-1550 or email to

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