The Jewish Chronicle
Choirs join voice as festival gets online hearing
CHILDREN FROM four London primaries made their voices count at an digital choral festival on Sunday in support of Boys Town in Jerusalem.
The charity normally hosts an annual choral event in London but “this year, the pandemic compelled the creation of a virtual festival, which enabled
the wonderful British school choirs to participate alongside choirs from Jewish day schools on five continents,” said Joshua Churney, its UK development co-ordinator.
Hertsmere Jewish Day School’s contribution included S Club 7’s Reach for the Stars, while Naima JPS offered chazan Simcha Leiner’s Stand Up for Each Other. Sacks Morasha and Mathilda Marks-Kennedy participated too.
The choirs from across the Jewish world combined for the concluding Oseh Shalom, sung in tribute to Rabbi Lord Sacks, who recorded a new setting of it in 2008.