Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Seasons of Love (Thanksgiving Service)

As you may recall, this past Yom Kippur, Rabbi Schwartz gave a sermon where he quoted from the lyrics to the song "Seasons of Love," the theme from the Broadway play, Rent.  You can read Rabbi Schwartz's Sermon for Yom Kippur 5773 right here on our congregational blog, if you haven't already (just click on that old link back there), and you can also read more about the song itself in the follow-up post, entitled (appropriately enough) Seasons of Love

And following his sermon, the congregation was treated to an altogether moving performance of the show tune. It being Yom Kippur, no recording was made of that rendition, but fortunately we were treated to an encore performance for the Leonia Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service hosted by Congregation Adas Emuno on Wednesday, November 21, 2012.

In two previous posts, we have shared with you two other musical pieces from this service, Hallelujah and All Good Things.  Here now is "Seasons of Love" from the Broadway show Rent, sung by a quartet consisting of Congregation Adas Emuno's Student Cantor Alison Lopatin, Elka Oliver, Hannah Weinstein, and Religious School Director Annice Benamy who is also providing musical accompaniment on guitar, with Beth Robin on piano:

You can also enjoy this video over on our YouTube channel under the title of Seasons Of Love - Thanksgiving Interfaith Service 2012.

And this is just a prelude to our upcoming musical weekend. Join us this coming Friday evening, November 30, at 7:30 PM as we feature a special musical Shabbat.

And then the following evening, Saturday, December 1, at 7 PM, you won't want to miss the encore performance of the Heritage Ensemble, and be sure to let your friends know about it. After all, you don't have to be Jewish to love jazz. We will be selling tickets at the door, and for more information see our previous post, The Heritage Ensemble Returns December 1st.

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