RUTH - An Oratorio by Aminadav Aloni
Valley Beth Shalom and the Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles are proud to present RUTH – the moving oratorio by Aminadav Aloni, telling the story of the holiday of Shavuot (Pentacost). The celebration of the holiday begins that night, and this performance takes place during the morning Shabbat Service.
Ruth was commissioned in 1986 by Rachael Guth, MD, in memory of her mother, Shiphrah Sherr Klonymus (z”l)
Ruth - Hallie Weiner
Naomi - Phyllis Fleschler
Boaz – John Guest
Kinsman - Yoav Paskowitz
Lad - Gerry Noriega
Narrator – Cantor Perryne Anker
Choirs – Valley Beth Shalom Congregational Choir is joined by members of the American Jewish University Choir
Michael Scott Harris
Flute – Martin Glicklich
French Horn – John Mason
Cello – Garik Terzion
Cello – Kevin Torfeh
Keyboard – Chris Hardin
Conductor – Dr. Noreen Green
The four chapters are each in a different trope (cantillation), selected by Mr. Aloni from the Italian, Moroccan, Sephardic and Ashkenazic communities.
The women’s chorus sings in Hebrew and serves as a “Greek chorus”; the men’s chorus is in English.
The ballad, “Don’t Ask Me To Leave You”, has become one of Mr. Aloni’s most popular compositions and is often sung at weddings.
Valley Beth Shalom, Saturday, 10 AM, June 11, 2016
There is no fee to attend. Reservations are not required.