- Our Synagogue
We are thrilled to present a fun musical performance for our congregation and the Sarasota-Manatee community.
In the wake of last year’s successful Wizards of Ashkenaz concert/fundraiser, and with thanks to the special efforts of Cantor Austerklein, TBS will be hosting an amazing Jewish a cappella quartet called The Choral Torah Collective on the weekend of January 19 and 20. Please join us on Saturday evening, January 20, at 7:30 pm for what promises to be an amazing concert. In addition to the Choral Torah Collective, Cantor Austerklein will also solo with some incredible musical pieces.
In 2019, professional a cappella singer, arranger, and Cantor Josh Ehrlich began the epic project of composing one musical piece for each Shabbat of the Jewish year. Using his immense musicality and creativity, he selected a Hebrew verse from each week’s parashah and composed an a cappella setting for each one in riveting, four-part harmony. This collection of 54 choral pieces, The Choral Torah: Five Books in Four Parts, was published by the Cantors Assembly and has been by used synagogues, day schools, camps, JCC’s, university glee clubs, and churches across the USA, and will
be highlighted at this year’s USCJ National Conference. Throughout Shabbat, this very talented group will be performing some of Cantor Ehrlich’s creations, along with other musical surprises and popular favorites.
Saturday night's concert will feature eclectic Jewish and popular selections and a tailored set of Choral Torah music. Interspersed between the a cappella choral pieces will be instrumentally accompanied songs. Examples range from musical theater to showstoppers to close-harmony acoustic folk tunes to contemporary Israeli ballads. The concert will culminate with a sing-along featuring popular American/Israeli numbers. It promises to be a night that you will not want to miss.
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