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Interfaith Concert For Peace... Music that Heals the Soul at Oheb Shalom

Dr. Joshua Jacobson, Founding Director Boston Zamir Chorale Credits: Zamir Chorale
Interfaith Concert for Peace April 2 Credits: Kol Dodi Chorale

Join us on April 2 at 4 p.m. for a major community interfaith concert to inspire and infuse the heart with hope. Over 120 exceptional singers and instrumentalists, led by 5 esteemed conductors, will create a rich musical feast in many languages.  Be transported to a place of passion, inspiration and peace.  Don't miss it!

The program will feature guest conductor and narrator, Dr. Joshua Jacobson, acclaimed scholar, conductor and founding director of the Zamir Chorale of Boston. Folk and popular music of the three Abrahamic faiths will be be performed by the Harmonium Choral Society, the Kol Dodi Community Chorale of MetroWest NJ,  Voices in Harmony of Essex County and the St. Andrew & Holy Communion and Morrow Church choirs. They will be joined by special guest instrumentalists and singers, Zafer Tawil, Amir Vahab, Peri Smilow and Cantors Perry Fine, Meredith Greenberg and Benjie-Ellen Schiller. Cantor Erica Lippitz and Anne Matlack will co-conduct this joyous concert.                                           

Admission is FREE.        

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The program will be at Oheb Shalom Congregation in South Orange. 170 Scotland Road South Orange, NJ 07079

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Phone: 973-762-7067

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March 20, 2018

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