Days of Awe and Rejoicing
Radiant Gems of Jewish Music

This recording is a treasury of unique and poignant Jewish music, from hallowed chants and High Holiday prayers to luminous, heartfelt works by today’s composers.  Highlights include works by Pulitzer Prize-winner Shulamit Ran, Robert Applebaum, Max Janowski and Louis Lewandowski, as well as Stacy Garrop’s joyous “Hava Nagila,” commissioned by Chicago a cappella.

"exacting musicianship and palpable enthusiasm" —Chicago Tribune

"…a marvelous CD… not only beautiful but even inspiring. It really doesn’t get any better than this. Very highly recommended."Jewish Post & Opinion

"Everything is sung with affection and a touching sense of surrender to the emotional richness of the music." —American Record Guide

Track Listing




  • Elizabeth Grizzell
  • Susan Schober



  • Matt Greenberg
  • Benjamin Rivera
  • Brian Streem

Additional Details

Chicago a cappella Records CAC2006
Running time: 64:31
Includes 32-page booklet with notes, texts and translations
Recorded at Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston, IL
Music Director and Producer: Patrick Sinozich
Artistic Director and Diction Coach: Jonathan Miller
Engineer: Christopher Willis