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Reception for HaZamir Orlando


April 21, 2017

The Orlando Chapter of HaZamir.

Congregation of Reform Judaism is holding an open house reception on May 7 at 1:30 p.m. at the synagogue, featuring a live performance of music by the HaZamir Orlando Chapter members-Alexa Schein, Hannah Schenkel, Harrison Burke, Vicki Geismar and Maya Milsom-who have just returned from singing at the Met with HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir.

The Orlando chapter is part of an international network of 35 HaZamir chapters across the United States and Israel, including chapters in Boca Raton and Miami. Each HaZamir chapter rehearses weekly in its local city to learn a common repertoire, study the texts of that repertoire and then gather together to polish and perform that repertoire at regional, national and international events, culminating in a spectacular Gala Concert with over 400 participants. 

Cantor Jaqueline Rawiszer, director of the Orlando Chapter, explained that HaZamir is open to Jewish musical teens in grades 9 – 12 who can match pitch and hold their own in a 4-part arrangement. Those looking for additional challenges and opportunities can audition for the honors Chamber Choir or try out for solos in the gala concert. HaZamir also offers a college credit program for juniors and seniors as well as a Teen Leadership Initiative.

Rawiszer shared, "All eligible teens and their parents are warmly welcomed and will have an opportunity to learn more about the HaZamir program."

Congregation of Reform Judaism is located at 928 Malone Dr., Orlando.

HaZamir is a project of the Zamir Choral Foundation, Matthew Lazar, Founder & Director.


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