Shabbatones presents “Jewish Choral Music Through the Ages” on November 13

Press release from Shabbatones

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – “Old Wine in New Wineskins”: in the ShabbaTones’ case, this phrase means performing Hebrew, Ladino, and Yiddish favorites “poured” into exciting new choral arrangements. The ShabbaTones present their next concert on Sunday, November 13, at 5:00 p.m. at Highlands Presbyterian Community Church, 1001 NE 16th Ave. The program features secular, religious, and folk songs as you’ve never heard them before. 

You thought you knew “Dodi Li” [Come, my Beloved]? Think again! Joshua Jacobson’s sensuous rendition, performed under the baton of Maestro Will Kesling with musical accompaniment, will surprise and delight. At the other end of the spectrum comes a swing sensation from the golden age of Yiddish Theater, later popularized by the Andrews Sisters trio. The chorus is also celebrating Italian Jewish composer Salamone Rossi, whose polyphonic Jewish chants were published 400 years ago, in 1623.

A ShabbaTones concert always entertains but also carries the message that Jewish music stretches from the synagogue to Tin Pan Alley; from Jerusalem to Kyiv to LA. This fall, the chorale showcases contrasting interpretations of two musical themes: a Chanukah classic, and two unique takes on “Halleluyah”. Another treat: the concert will also feature guest performances by Cantor Deborrah Cannizzaro from Congregation Schaarai Zedek of Tampa, Florida.

General admission tickets for Jewish Choral Music Through the Ages with Maestro Will Kesling on November 13 at 5:00 p.m. may be purchased online at http://www.shabbatones.org, or in person from any member of the ShabbaTones chorus. Tickets usually sell out so it is best to buy tickets now at https://shabbatones.org/tickets/.