NEW YORK (Jan. 5)
The 15th annual nationwide celebration of Jewish Music Festival organized by the Jewish Music Council of the National Jewish Welfare Board will open on January 24, it was announced today by Rabbi Emanuel Green, councils chairman. More than 1,000 Jewish organizations will take part in the Festival by sponsoring chamber and symphony concerts, choral recitals, community sings, “Israeli Nights,” synagogue programs and radio and television events.
Theme of the observance is “Commission A Jewish Musical Work. “Some 50 new Jewish compositions have to date been commissioned as part of a commissioning project launched two years ago by the Jewish Music Council. Many of these works will have their premiere this festival. The Columbia Broadcasting System’s “Church of the Air” will salute the festival with a program of Jewish liturgical music.