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"O Jerusalem!" - Apollo's Fire

  • Mees Hall, Capital University 1 College and Main Columbus, OH 43209 USA (map)

Apollo’s Fire’s “Sephardic Journey” program won rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. Now Jeannette Sorrell presents a sequel—an exploration of the three peoples whose music and faith brought such vibrancy to the Middle East and the Mediterranean. The program is a “tour” of the four quarters of Jerusalem (Jewish, Christian, Arab, and Armenian/Byzantine), revealing the surprising cross-influences among Catholic, Jewish, and Arab musicians and poets. Selections from Monteverdi’s great Vespers of 1610 echo the and rapturous singing of the Jewish temple cantors, and classic Arabic love songs complete the tour. The rhythms of daily life culminate in a joyous celebration of brotherhood and sisterhood.