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Music at Emanu El

Over the course of the 2022-2023 season, you will have an opportunity to experience the vast range of Jewish music, from sacred to secular and historical to contemporary. We are honored to welcome some of the best Jewish musicians from around the country, to highlight the talent and spirit within our own Emanu El community, and to begin a new partnership with The Shepherd School of Music. Throughout inspiring musical performances and enhanced worship services, we will explore the depths and diversity of what Jewish music can be.

Musical Lineup

 

DAN NICHOLS

October 28 – 30, 2022

Join us for a weekend filled with the beautiful music and inspiring spirit of world-renowned Jewish musician, Dan Nichols. This weekend will include joyful Friday evening and Saturday morning Shabbat experiences, a Saturday night Havdalah sing-along, and a Sunday morning adult learning opportunity.

SHEPHERD SCHOOL OF MUSIC CONCERTS

November 13, 2022 & February 12, 2023

Experience the beauty of instrumental chamber music performed by gifted musicians from The Shepherd School of Music at Rice. We will hear compositions from an array of Jewish composers, both known and not-so-known, from different time periods in history.

EMANU EL VOLUNTEER CHOIR HOLIDAY SHOWCASE

December 11, 2023

Emanu El’s Volunteer Choir, led by legend Ann Frohbieter, will brighten your season with their performance of your favorite showtunes. This annual concert is sure to make you smile and enliven your spirit. Fun for all ages.

MLK SHABBAT WITH THE PHILLIP HALL SINGERS

January 13, 2023

Our renowned pianist, Phillip Hall, brings his choir to enhance our Friday Shabbat worship. The Phillip Hall Singers are a unifying force to all who hear them, regardless of age, gender, culture, ethnicity or socio-economic background, bringing truth to the idea that music is the “great unifier.” Let us fill the Barish Sanctuary with joyful song!

ISRAEL @ 75: CELEBRATING THE HOPE IN HARMONY
YOM HA’ATZMAUT — ISRAEL’S 75th BIRTHDAY

April 25, 2023

Join Cantor Simmons and some of the best cantors in the country: Cantor David Berger, Cantor Galit Dadoun-Cohen, and Cantor Leigh Korn for a journey exploring the music of Israel. We will celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s independence day through classical compositions, Sephardic melodies, folk tunes, and more.

Brochure

NOTE FROM CANTOR SIMMONS

I am overjoyed to begin this inaugural season of our new music series, and I invite you to join the FRIENDS of MUSIC AT EMANU EL.

Your generous contribution helps to underwrite programming costs and guest artist fees. Your gift will allow us to keep ticket prices for select performances at a reasonable level.

-Cantor Rollin Simmons

 

BECOME A FRIEND OF MUSIC AT EMANU EL

To become a Friend of Music at Emanu El, call Anna Shabtay at 713.529.5771, ext. 261.