Ami Aloni Tribute Concert and CD Release
New and Original interpretations of Ami's Music
featuring appearances by
Sam Glaser and Artists from the CD
Cantors Hershel Fox and Phil Baron
Valley Shalom Congregational Choir, Chris Hardin directing
Aminadav Aloni (1929 - 1999), was music director and composer-in-residence at Valley Beth Shalom for almost 30 years. His music has become widely-recognized in synagogues and concerts. Now, the leading artists in today's Jewish music scene have recorded a compact disc of Ami's favorites in today's sounds and styles, brilliantly produced by Sam Glaser. In celebration of the release of this new recording, we are presenting a concert in tribute to Ami, featuring appearances by many of the recording artists from the CD, Cantors Hershel Fox and Phil Baron and the Valley Shalom Congregational Choir, directed by Chris Hardin. The concert will demonstrate how the new and original interpretations of Ami's music resonate with audiences of all generations, and how Ami's music will be alive for future generations to enjoy. MAY THE OLD BE RENEWED AND THE NEW BE SANCTIFIED!
Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 at the door
For information and reservations, call Valley Beth Shalom at (818) 788-6000. Reservations close at 3 PM on June 26th.
If you wish to donate to help support this project, please call the Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles at (818) 907-7194 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments on Aloni Tribute Concert
The Aloni concert/music...then and now... was a real tribute to the dynamic quality of Ami's genius.
Good for you for making this all possible. I look forward to enjoying the CD.
Hi Dick....WELL, I enjoyed the Wednesday Aloni program very much, both sitting in the audience and listening to the wonderful jazz musicians and other singers and our cantors, and certainly as always, enjoyed singing Ami's compositions. Hopefully, we'll have more Aloni evenings at VBS giving us more opportunities to learn/sing Aloni's music...always a great thrill.
I was so happy to be a part of the choir for this concert. It always makes me feel good when I sing Ami's music.
Two of my many favorite memories of Ami are:
1. We were gathering to warm up in Winer Chapel before singing a Shabbat morning service, when Ami said that he had written a new piece that we needed to learn and sing later that morning as part of the service. So, during the Torah reading, we went into a classroom to learn the new piece, Misheberach, which we later sang for the first time in a service. It is a beautiful piece of music, and I remember this each time we sing it now.
2.For several years, Ami would invite a group of us to his Laguna home just before Selichot. We would have a short rehearsal, eat and drink and socialize. Then, we would gather around the piano, and Ami would treat us to a preview of some of the new music he was composing. It was a taste of wonderful music that we all looked forward to singing. Thanks for all you do.
Effective, entertaining, enthusiastic, user-friendly, masterfully done.
It’s immensely important that you did this. Very well done.
Really loved it – Irv Weintraub
Thanks, Richard! I bought the CD that night not to wait! I just wanted to thank you and the Commission for a most enjoyable and moving program. May you and the commission go from strength to strength!
Best wishes, Marty Stempel
The concert was terrific! Thanks for all you do.
I wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed the Concert of Ami’s Music last week.I also realized how fortunate we have been to have such a high level of Music in our lives at VBS over many years.
Stuart M. Solomon, CPA
The concert showcasing the brilliant music of Ami Aloni was outstanding. We had a wonderful evening and are already enjoying the CD. What a privilege to have been able to attend. Thank you so much.
Linda and Al Rosenblatt
Sam Glaser, Producer
Chris Hardin, Director of VBS Choir
- Ana Hashem VBS Choir
- Refaeynu Todd Herzog
- Mikimi Ashira Hamilton
- Pitchu Li Craig Taubman
- Avinu Shebashamayim Sam Glaser
- Etz Chayim Herschel Fox
- Don’t Ask Me To Leave You Judy Fox
- V’shamru VBS Choir
- Mi Chamocha Kenny Ellis
- Ahavat Olam Phil Baron and VBS Choir
- Modim Kathy Robbins
- Blind Man’s Bluff Katisse Buckingham
- Hodo al Eretz Sam Glaser
- Hodu L’Adonai Dick Braun
- Adonai, Adonai Todd Herzog
- Shalom Rav Ashira Hamilton
- Go Eat Your Bread With Joy Rachel Reich Freed, Phil Baron, VBS Choir
- Don’t Ask Me To Leave You (Reprise) Cast, VBS Choir