A Weekend of Celebration and Song with Maestro Matthew Lazar

Matthew Lazar, founder and director of the Zamir Choral Foundation, is the leading force of the Jewish choral movement in North America, and regularly commissions new Jewish choral music from Israeli and American composers. Sponsored by KAM Isaiah Israel's newly-formed Rabbinic Heritage Committee in partnership with Rockefeller Chapel and the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago, the weekend will feature special learning sessions and beautiful performances:

Friday, January 26 at KAM Isaiah Israel
7:30 PM | Shabbat Shirah
Maestro Lazar leads the Hyde Park Jewish Choral Society and the University of Chicago Motet choir in a festive a cappella service in our landmark sanctuary.

Saturday, January 27 at KAM Isaiah Israel
10:00 AM | Shabbat Service
11:15 AM | Shabbat Learning I

New Depths in an Old Melody: Maestro Lazar Teaching on Hashiveinu
Noon | Complimentary Lunch (please click here to RSVP)
1:00 PM | Shabbat Learning II
Jewish Music in Context: Jewish Composers and their Non-Jewish Contemporaries (featuring a professional quartet)

Sunday, January 28 at Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Avenue
3:00 PM | Shir Ha'ma'alot (A Song of Ascents)
Matthew Lazar directs the Hyde Park Jewish Choral Society, Motet Choir, the Kol Zimrah Jewish Community Singers, and cantors from around the Chicagoland area. Free.