The Jewish Chronicle

Choirs join voice as festival gets online hearing

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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.

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Sacks Morasha join Sunday’s online choral festival for Boys Town in Jerusalem

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