Audio:

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"La ci darem" from Mozart's Don Giovanni 

Cantor Lauren Phillips and Cantor Jeremy Burko

Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda, Toronto, Ontario Canada, January 2011

"Summertime Fusion" arranged by Cantor Jonathan Comisar Performed at the YMCA in Jerusalem during the

2014 American Conference of Cantors Convention.

Soloists: Cantor David Reinwald, Cantor Nancy Kassel,

and Cantor Lauren Phillips 

A Moment of Torah for the Milwaukee JCC for Shabbat Shira

Parshat Beshallach -- Recorded on January 8, 2014 

Videos:

Cantor Lauren Phillips sings the National Anthem at Miller Park as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks on May 31, 2015

Or Chadash - Setting by Hanna Tiferet-Siegel
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Click here for texts and translations. 

All tracks feature Cantor Lauren Phillips on vocals and Shinae Kim on piano.

 

Sim Shalom - Setting by Lauren Phillips
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Modim Anachnu Lach - Setting by Jonathan Comisar
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Yismechu - Folk Melody
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Avinu Malkeinu - Setting by Max Janowski
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Oseh Shalom - Setting by Michael Hunter Ochs
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Shtile Licht - Composed by Lazar Weiner
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Jerusalem is Mine by Kenny Karen

From Shirateinu: Our Song -- A Concert honoring Cantor Raphael Frieder for his 25th Anniversary serving Temple Israel of Great Neck

June 5, 2016

Shiru L'adonai by Lawrence Avery

From Shirateinu: Our Song -- A Concert honoring Cantor Raphael Frieder for his 25th Anniversary serving Temple Israel of Great Neck

June 5, 2016

Azamra Elohai B'odi by Benjie Ellen Schiller and Craig Taubman

From "Celebrating Nostra Aetate" -- a concert presented by Milwaukee's Jewish and Catholic communities on December 5, 2015

Senior Recital: The Postcard Project


On February 20, 2013, Lauren Phillips delivered her Senior Recital at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. The concert, called "A Stranger Here Myself: The Postcard Project as an Exploration of Jewish Musical Identity," was based on the research Lauren conducted for her capstone thesis of the same title. The Postcard Project was an initiative during the 1930s in which prominent composers like Kurt Weill, Aaron Copland, and Darius Milhaud were asked to create arrangements of Israeli folk songs that were printed on postcards by the Jewish National Fund. The postcards were created to inspire Jews in the Diaspora to make aliyah, and the songs were amongst the first examples of secular Hebrew music to reach the European shtetls. Participating in this project inspired the composers involved to confront their identity as Jewish artists in the secular world and to subsequently cultivate a relationship with Eretz Yisrael. Lauren's program explored the ways in which religion influenced both the sacred and secular compositions of the Postcard Project composers, with special attention given to their inclusion of folk idioms and liturgical texts. Featured below are videos of folk songs arranged by Ernst Toch, Menashe Rabinowitz, and Kurt Weill in conjunction with images of the original postcards on which the melodies appeared.

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"Avatiach" ("A Watermelon")

Melody by Menashe Rabinowitz/Arranged by Ernst Toch

This silly song for children details the wonderful qualities of one of our favorite summer fruits.

"Hashkediya Porachat" ("The Almond Tree is Blooming")

Melody and arrangement by Menashe Rabinowitz

The entire audience joins to sing this joyful song in celebration of Tu B'shevat, paying homage to the beautiful almond blossoms that symbolize the arrival of spring in Eretz Yisrael.

"Ba'a M'nucha" ("There Comes Peace")/(Also known as "Shir HaEmek," meaning "Song of the Valley")

Melody by Daniel Sambursky/Arranged by Kurt Weill

This haunting melody is the only through-composed arrangement in the postcard collection. Kurt Weill captures the beauty of the Jezreel Valley in contrast with the great dangers that settlers in the region faced in the early years of Zionism.

Psalm 98 (Mizmor: Shiru L'Adonai) by Yehezkel Braun

Featuring the Milwaukee Jewish Chorale, June 2016

Samachti by Charles Osborne

From "Celebrating Nostra Aetate" -- a concert presented by Milwaukee's Jewish and Carholic communities on December 5, 2015

© 2013 by Lauren Phillips. All rights reserved

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