News Highlights Professor Josh Jacobson writes “Singing in Hebrew”
Choral programming has certainly evolved over the last fifty years. Conductors today are more aware of musical traditions other than those of the European masters of the common practice period. But many conductors are only dimly aware of music arising out of Jewish traditions, other than a few “dreidel” songs for Chanukah, and, of course, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms . . . .
Jacobson, founder and artistic director of the Zamir Chorale of Boston, is the author of the comprehensive volume, Chanting the Hebrew Bible: The Complete Guide to the Art of Cantillation.