Genius in the Synagogue: Chicago a cappella Sings Max Janowski
The acclaimed choral group Chicago a cappella
salutes what would've been the 100th birthday of Max Janowski, the distinguished composer of Jewish liturgical music, with a concert featuring new arrangements of his works. Janowski was the much-beloved music director at Hyde Park's KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation -- Chicago's oldest -- for more than 50 years, and is famed for his soaring musical versions of traditional prayers like the Sh'ma, Sim Shalom, Mi Chamocha, Unataneh Tokef
and more, along with folk songs and spirituals. Chicago a cappella's artistic director Jonathan Miller leads a post-concert chat following the performance.
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Chicago a cappella has become known as one of the area's most accomplished and innovative vocal ensembles. Spanning a repertoire from Gregorian chant to the Beatles and beyond, the group is acclaimed for its superb ensemble singing, fascinating programs, and intimate, engaging performances under founder and artistic director Jonathan Miller. Since 1993, chicago a cappella has presented more than 100 concerts in the Chicago area in addition to appearances in 10 states and in Mexico. The ensemble has recorded six CDs, and its 2005 release, Eclectric, was hailed by the Chicago Tribune as "an overflowing cornucopia of choral delights ... a testament to Chicago's rich musical life."