Sounds of Spring
Time & Location
About the Event
The Chamber Choir of Grand Rapids presents Ernst Bloch’s Avodath Hakodesh, the most enduring exploration of the Hebrew Liturgy (Sacred Service). A profoundly powerful piece that ranks among the major orchestral/choral works of the 20th Century. Avodath Hakodesh is divided into five parts and mirrors the Sabbath morning liturgical progression in the Union Prayerbook. The work reaches the audience much in the same way as a setting of the Roman Catholic Mass by one of the great masters. It's like Bloch was trying to write the history of the twelve tribes of Israel in musical terms. It's all there, Moses, Joshua, the conquest of Canaan, David, Solomon, the fall of Jerusalem, the lamentations of Jeremiah -- the music says it all. It is a very moving and thrilling work.
Sounds of Spring Concert
Featuring Baritone William Bokhout as the Cantor
Sunday, April 28, 2019
3:00 PM, at Temple Emanuel
1715 East Fulton, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Tickets available at Schuler Book starting April 1, 2019 ($5 discount off adult price).
Adults $20, Seniors $15, Students $10
Also available at the door the day of the performance