A Song of Dedication

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A Song of Dedication

May 3, 2025 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

$45

Baroque Splendor in Portuguese Jewish Amsterdam—350th Anniversary

Shir Hanukkat Beit HaKnesset (Song for the Dedication of the Portuguese Synagogue) (1675)

Composed by Members of the Portuguese Community, Text by Rev. Isaac Aboab da Fonseca (1605–1693)

Hizki Hizki, Piyyut for the Inauguration of the Portuguese Synagogue, Rev. Isaac Aboab da Fonseca (1675)

Festival Kedusha for the Inauguration of the Portuguese Synagogue (1675), attr. to Rev. Hazzan Joseph de Farro (c.1608–1689) and Rev. Hazzan Imanuel Abenatar Mello

Liturgical Chamber Music by Abraham de Cáceres (d.1740)

From the 17th century until World War II, the Portuguese Israelite Synagogue of Amsterdam was the nexus of the Western Sephardic diaspora. This program commemorates the 350th anniversary of its inauguration with musical celebrations and baroque spectacle from its opening. An architectural marvel, the Esnoga was the most conspicuous symbol of religious freedom offered to Jews in a Protestant Republic anywhere in Europe. Ian Pomerantz and Alicia dePaolo will highlight the August 1675 musical celebrations with the North American premiere of the dedicatory cantata, Shir Hanukat Beth Hamiqdash. Recently discovered in the manuscripts of Cantor Joseph ben Sarfati, with text by the Portuguese-born Rabbi Rev. Isaac Aboab da Fonseca, it is a lasting testimony to tolerance, the Dutch Golden Age, and the resilience of the Portuguese Jewish community.

Alicia DePaolosoprano
Ian Pomerantzbass-baritone

Details

Date:
May 3, 2025
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Cost:
$45
Event Category:
Website:
bachconsort.org

Organizer

Washington Bach Consort
Phone
202.429.2121
Email
contact@bachconsort.org
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Other

Contact Name
Adam Murphy
Contact Phone
202.429.2121
Contact Email
contact@bachconsort.org
Additional Cost(s)
General Admission: Single tickets: $45 , Subscription: $35
Performers/Faculty
Alicia DePaolo, soprano; Ian Pomerantz, bass-baritone
Registration Link
https://bachconsort.my.salesforce-sites.com/ticket/?orderSource=EMA#/events/a0SPj0000065r6hMAA

Venue

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Old Town)
228 S Pitt Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 United States
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Phone
17035493312
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