Celebrating Interfaith Harmony Month
Colla Voce, Columbia’s professional chorus directed by Larry Wyatt, will present a Concert of Sacred Jewish Music Thursday, January 28, at Trinity Cathedral, 1100 Sumter St., Columbia. The 7:30 p.m. concert will feature the US premiere (and first performance outside of Israel) of David and Goliath by acclaimed Israeli composer Aharon Harlap, and the first performance of a new arrangement of Shacharit, Meira Warshauer’s interpretation of the Jewish service, newly scored for organ, harp, and percussion, along with its original vocal forces. The program also includes Warshauer’s Akhat Sha’alti (One thing I ask), for chorus and percussion.
Soloists are Serena Hill LaRoche, soprano, Aaron Cates, tenor, Jacob Will, bass, Elena Martinez-Vidal, narrator, with Kenneth Miller, organ, Ann Wilson, piano, and percussionists Cory High, Shane Velson, Alissa Castro, and Bailey Seabury from the University of South Carolina School of Music.
Special guest, Deputy Consul Mr. Ron Brummer, of the Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast.
Dr. Wyatt, Director of Choral Studies at USC, was introduced to Harlap’s music when supervising Israeli doctoral student Tommer Hesseg’s dissertation. Wyatt and Colla Voce toured internationally with Annelies, James Whitbourne’s setting of Anne Frank’s diary. This will be their first all-Hebrew concert.
Shacharit, originally scored for soloists, chorus and orchestra, received rave reviews in its premiere performances in Columbia, SC, and at Piccolo Spoleto, and with Albany Records’ recording, Streams in the Desert. This new arrangement for organ and percussion en lieu of the orchestra offers wider opportunities for performance.
The event is supported in part by a grant from the Columbia Jewish Federation and the Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast, and is hosted by Trinity Cathedral. For more information, visit http://www.collavoce.info and https://meirawarshauer.com.
Tickets are $20 adults ($15 in advance) and $5 students. Sponsor tickets with VIP seating and listing in the program are $50. Available from the Katie and Irwin Kahn JCC 803-787-2023 and USC Choral Office 803-777-5369 [email protected], or online here: http://www.brownpapertickets.