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Upcoming Events:

Stay tuned for more upcoming events! 

Past Events:

HaZamir's 20th Anniversary Gala Concert@Lincoln Center

Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 3pm and 6pm
Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center
3 Columbus Circle #12, New York, NY

HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir, presents its annual concert at the beautiful Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Lauren, who sang with HaZamir from 1998-2000, will be singing alongside dozens of other young adults in HaZamir's alumni choir, conducted by Matthew Lazar. Last year's concert sold  out so quickly that an additional matinee performance was added this spring. Repertoire includes Israeli pop music and contemporary liturgical settings.

Brownstone Brooklyn Yom Hashoah Commemoration

Sunday, April 7,  2013 @ Time TBD

Union Temple of Brooklyn

17 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn NY

Union Temple hosts the Brooklyn Jewish community's annual Yom Hashoah commemoration. Lauren will be coordinating music for this program, which will feature cantors and musicians from all over Brooklyn. 

Click here to download flyer as PDF

A Stranger Here Myself:
​The Postcard Project as an Exploration of Jewish Musical Identity
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 @ 10:45am
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
One West Fourth Street, New York, NY

Lauren Phillips, a candidate for cantorial ordination from the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music at Hebrew Union-College Jewish Institute of Religion presented her Senior Recital. The concert featured music from the Postcard Project, 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 way 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.

Temple Israel Center Savoyards Present

​An Evening of Gilbert and Sullivan

Sunday, January 27, 2013 @ 5pm
Temple Israel Center
280 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains, NY
Reception Hall 1
Download Flyer Here

​The Three Little Maids From School -- and They're Bringing a lot of Friends with Them! Opening with a performance of Anna Russell’s “How to Write Your Own Gilbert & Sullivan Operetta," followed by The Savoyards own mini-operetta; and concluding with “Trial by Jury.” Lauren sang selections from the roles of Mabel and Yum Yum, including  "Poor Wandering One" from Pirates of Penzance and "The Sun Whose Rays are All Ablaze" from The Mikado.​

Song of the Sea: Revisited

Friday, January 25, 2013 @ 8pm
Union Temple of Brooklyn
17 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn NY

The Song of the Sea (in Hebrew, Shirat Hayam), which we read each year on Shabbat Shirah, has been adapted into multiple musical settings, some of which we sing on a regular basis at Union Temple. In celebration of Shabbat Shirah 5773, Student Cantor Lauren Phillips and Temple Musician Shinae Kim presented and taught multiple settings of this text. This educational program brought new music to our congregation's repertoire and offered additional insights into an important part of our liturgy.

Click here to download the program.

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