Heritage: Treasures of Jewish-German Composers
This album features music by Jewish composers of German origins performed by Cantor Azi Schwartz and RIAS Kammerchor, Germany’s National Radio Choir of Berlin and one of the world’s leading choirs.
Heritage honors the founders of Park Avenue Synagogue, German Jewish immigrants, who established the congregation in 1882. The musical heritage they brought with them from Germany has been at the heart of our services ever since, serving as an inspiring foundation for our community’s worship experience. Heritage embarks on an intriguing musical journey, beginning with the forefathers of modern synagogue music in Germany, and continues with their followers in America who reimagined the American soundscape of Jewish music. Even as we seek to develop our ever-evolving worship services, this history remains present and relevant. Join us on this journey as we celebrate our past, our Heritage, by looking towards a hopeful and inspiring future.
Colin Fowler, Music Director
Cantor Azi Schwartz
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