Sephardic Journey: Wanderings of the Spanish Jews

“the ensemble’s biggest hit since their long-running
‘Sacrum Mysterium: A Celtic Christmas Vespers’”



Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Nell Snaidas,
soprano & co-director
Karim Sulayman, tenor
Jeffrey Strauss, baritone

Cast out of Jerusalem, cast out of Spain. The Spanish Jews in their travels absorbed the colorful musical accents of Italy and the Middle East, including exotic percussion. Our musical journey interweaves Sephardic folk song with the Monteverdi-like Hebrew choral work of Salamone Rossi – the Songs of Solomon. The daily rhythms of life – love, rejection, feasting and celebration – culminate in the mystical prayers of Shabbat.

Back by popular demand, along with a new CD release!

Venue Guide

CD release party – cash bar serving hot mulled wine and burmuelos (Sephardic donuts with honey or jam). Meet the musicians and get your CD autographed!

Afterglow post-concert parties indicated by an (A) on the concert schedule.

THURSDAY, February 4, 7:30pm Ω
FAIRLAWN Lutheran Church
FRIDAY, February 5, 8:00pm (A)
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, CLEVELAND HTS.
SATURDAY, February 6, 8:00pm
Maltz Performing Arts Center, University Circle, CLEVELAND*
SUNDAY, February 7, 4:00pm (A)
Gamble Auditorium, Baldwin Wallace University, BEREA
(A) AFTERGLOW follows the concert, see details above.
Ω WKSU Member Benefits Night: $12 off full-price B-level tickets for select performances. Based on availability. Call the box office for more details.
*Parking will be available at the Maltz Performing Arts Center at the reduced rate of $7 per vehicle.

On the Way between Old and New Cairo, 1872 (oil on canvas), Tiffany, Louis Comfort (1848-1933) / Brooklyn (NY) Museum of Art/ Gift of George F. Peabody / Bridgeman Images