Funny, That Doesn't Sound Jewish - Chicago a cappella

Funny, That Doesn’t Sound Jewish

Program created by Jonathan Miller / Music Direction by John William Trotter

From Mendelssohn to Bernstein, from European courts to Yiddish theater and the Broadway stage, many Jewish composers have wrestled with their faith. We’ll explore this rich musical dynamic through sublime classical works, church anthems and oratorios, American Songbook hits and new works by Chicago-area composers.  Discover the world of sound, lyrics, and ideas that comes about when creativity bumps up against social pressure, and the resulting music does—and doesn’t—sound Jewish.

Performance
Dates

Sunday
October 8, 2017

4:00 PM

Congregation Beth Shalom

772 W. 5th Ave.
Naperville, IL 60563

Saturday
October 14, 2017

8:00 PM

K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Congregation

1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60615

Sunday
October 15, 2017

4:00 PM

West Suburban Temple Har Zion

1040 N. Harlem Ave.
River Forest, IL 60305

Sunday
October 22, 2017

4:00 PM

Nichols Concert Hall

1490 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

Performers

Megan Bell

Soprano

Katarzyna Dorula

Soprano

Garrett Johannsen

Tenor

Woo Chan (Chaz) Lee

Bass

Kristin Lelm

Soprano

Sarah Ponder

Mezzo-soprano

Emily Price

Mezzo-soprano

John William Trotter

Music director

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