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Shabbat Service, Sermon-in-Song

Date

May 19, 2017

Time

6:15 PM - 7:45 PM

Location

Chicago Sinai Congregation

15 W. Delaware Place

Experience the captivating music of jazz artist, pianist, composer, Sinai friend and native Chicagoan,
Bob Applebaum! For the first time in the 16-year history of Sinai’s Annual Spring Choral Program,
we will present the music of the same composer two years in a row! So with Bob’s return to Sinai
this May, we are proud to name the event, Part Two… in Blue.

The Sinai Professional, Volunteer, and Children’s Choirs will feature Bob’s Friday Night Jazz Service as
recorded on the BMI compact disc bearing the same name. The music itself uses many traditional
Sabbath melodies which have been delightfully “jazzified” and arranged for choir and jazz trio. You
will feel a strong connection to the familiar melodies as they draw you in with a fresh and magical
flair.

Bob’s own Jazz Trio will provide the backbone of the instrumental accompaniment. Bob (piano) will
be joined by his colleagues Jim Cox (acoustic bass) and Sarah Allen (percussion), all three of whom
recorded the CD together. Our friend, Tom Weisflog of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, will join the
trio on organ for some pieces (which will contribute a uniquely “Sinai twist” to the music), and will
play the piano accompaniments for the Sermon-in-Song selections.

And a word about the Sermon-in-Song… Bob will offer enlightening commentary as we give the
world premier of two newly-commissioned works for Sinai, Sacred Sparks, based on a writing of
Abraham Joshua Heschel, and Kedoshim T’hiyu (“You shall be holy as I, Adonai your God, am holy.”)
from Leviticus 19 – the exact center of the Torah.

Some Music Samples:

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Shabbat Service, Sermon-in-Song Experience the captivating music of jazz artist, pianist, composer, Sinai friend and native Chicagoan, Bob Applebaum! For the first time in the 16-year history of Sinai’s Annual Spring Choral Program, we will present the music of the same co... Chicago Sinai Congregation 15 W. Delaware Place 05/19/2017 6:15 PM 05/19/2017 7:45 PM

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