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Handel's Judas Maccabaeus, St. Louis, MO, Dec 10

For the third year in a row the St. Louis Circle of Jewish Music will collaborate in presenting excerpts from - but most of - George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Judas Maccabaeus" in observance of the approaching season of Chanukah. The concert will take place Saturday evening, December 10th, 7pm at Congregation B'nai Amoona, featuring the University City Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dr. Leon Burke, III. Members of the Circle will sing the solos, and a choir of volunteers from the various congregational choirs will be joined by those members of the audience who have purchased scores. Other music to be performed will include the "Suite Hebraique" by Ernest Bloch featuring viola soloist Anna Lackshewitz, and an arrangement by me for male choir (quartet in this case) of a traditional Dutch melody for "Shenei Zeitim," a piyut for Shabbat of Chanukah.

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