Choir News

Shalom to all.

I hope you are all surviving the hot summer. I find it quite hard to do creative work in this heat, but we don't have a choice! The December concerts are shaping up well. I am concentrating now on raising the money to do those concerts. The divorce of the United Kingdom from the European Union has made many (particularly in England) very conservative about contributions. We are going ahead with planning, nonetheless.

We are doing (as you know) my Psalm 87, the German Requiem of Brahms and a short section of Efrat Gerlich's Oratorio on the Prophet Daniel. We will do one concert at the Stricker Auditorium in Tel Aviv and one at Christ Church in Jerusalem.

An interesting side note: One of the more difficult things about doing my Psalm 87 is finding tubular bells (orchestral chimes.) I don't need the whole set, but they are hard to find in Israel. One place will rent them to me for a ridiculous amount of money. So I have been in contact with someone in England who makes them and may buy the two tones I need! Also, you might be aware that we are doing the Brahms in the Chamber Orchestra Version made by Joachim Linckelmann in 2009. I went to Stuttgart in 2011 to hear it done by Monica Meira Vasques and the “Laudamus Te” Ensemble, we then did it here in 2012 in Hebrew. When I decided to do it again this year, I wrote to Joachim Linckelmann to tell him we were doing it in Hebrew, and he offered to help prepare a master score for me with his version, but with Hebrew lyrics! He may come to hear it in December.

As you can see, the new Kamti web page is up! It still needs some tweaking, but it is finally up after much difficulty. I am looking forward to seeing all of you in October when we start rehearsals. I attach the rehearsal schedule to this message for your perusal. I am going away for most of August for a much needed holiday. Before I go, I will try to get electronic versions of the three pieces we are doing into your hands so that you may begin to learn the material.

All the best,

David Loden

28 June 2016 EN

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Dear Friends and Supporters… 

“O Israel, "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!” (Isaiah 43:2)

With these words, the prophet quieted the fears of the people in times of great stress. These are certainly times of stress and tension, particularly in the Middle East. We are grateful to our God that in the midst of the storm, the One who knows us by name is always with us.

What a rewarding experience it was to perform the “Messiah” of Handel in Hebrew last month! We were able to expand to three performances. The houses were full in each venue, including in Beer-Sheva, as we brought this wonderful work for the first time to the South. As in Or Akiva, we were able to subsidise Holocaust Survivors and others for the Beer-Sheva performance.

This year saw 350 such guests! We are grateful to see such yearly increase in this endeavour! Many thanks to those whose generosity and prayers paved the way for the entrance of the Word of God to our people. May the Lord reward you richly for your faithfulness!

I am excited at the prospects for the future, since it seems that we are going to be given more opportunities for our work. I am planning two programs; one to be performed with piano only, to be offered at many smaller venues in Israel. The second is the December concert called “Sha’arei Nechama” or Gates of Comfort. We will perform my Cantata on Psalm 87 In Hebrew, the “German Requiem” of Brahms in Hebrew and an excerpt from a new oratorio by Efrat Gerlich (Khaze Haveit”) from the Prophet Daniel. Together, these three works express a complete biblical perspective on comfort in hard times and the victory that the Messiah will win for us! We will perform this program with one of the most exciting chamber orchestras in Israel, the The Tel Aviv Soloists’ Ensemble. We will present it at a theatre in the heart of Tel Aviv. This will be a first for us. Please consider partnering with us for that evening. We need provision for this financial challenge.

David Loden for “Kamti” and the “Liturgi-Kal” Choir.                  

David Loden Signature

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