The Temple Emanu-El Choir was founded in 1953, and some of the original members still sing today, a testament to the spirit of music to add a rich spiritual dimension to all aspects of our lives. The choir sings regularly at Shabbat services, during the High Holy Days and at an annual Hanukkah concert at NorthPark Center. The Choir rehearses each Tuesday night from 7-9 p.m. It is noted for its rich repertoire of Israeli, Yiddish and Sephardic music, as well as its performances of the masterpieces of the Jewish choral tradition.
The only synagogue choir invited to appear with a major American orchestra, the Temple Emanu-El Choir performed with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 1984, presenting the world premiere performance of Simon Sargon’s Cantata of Penitence “Elul: Midnight.”
In past years, the group toured extensively, both nationally and internationally and in 2001, recorded a CD of music of the High Holy Days.
Choir membership is open to all who love to sing and are interested in Jewish choral music. For more information about joining the Choir, please contact the Chris Crook by email or 214.706.0000, ext.137.