Cantorial School Concert to Benefit New Orleans Katrina Victims

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Nina Jacobson
Office: (212) 678-8950
Email: nijacobson@jtsa.edu


February 15, 2006, New York, NY

"A Springtime Celebration," a concert to benefit the Jewish community of New Orleans as it struggles to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 12 at The Jewish Theological Seminary, 3080 Broadway (at 122nd Street) in New York City.

The first annual tzedakah (charity) concert by students of the H.L. Miller Cantorial School and College of Jewish Music, the music performed will span a wide range of styles, from traditional hazzanut to jazz and Broadway tunes, Yiddish and Ladino songs, art songs, and choral music. Performers will include professional opera singers, composers, former touring musicians, and singer/songwriters who represent the diversity of talent in the H.L. Miller Cantorial School.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for students. Reservations are strongly encouraged and photo ID is required for admission. To RSVP and for further information, please contact Marian Turk at (212) 280–6132.

Editors/Reporters: For further information about the concert and the H.L. Miller Cantorial School, please contact Sherry S. Kirschenbaum in the Department of Communications at (212) 678–8953 or email.

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