Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Aleih Neiri (Rise Up, My Light)

Chaim Parchi/arr. Joshua Jacobson


Born in Yemen (b. 1947), Chaim Parchi is a composer, choreographer, teacher and performer (baritone). In 1979, Parchi brought his family to the Boston, Massachusetts area to continue graduate studies at Boston University. He relocated to Boca Raton, Florida, in 1995 to teach music and art at Broward Jewish High School, B'nai Torah High School and Hillel Community Day School. He has been strongly influenced by family artisans, a love for Israel, and the history of the Jewish people. His music and art are a reflection of his deep passion for Judaism.
Joshua Jacobson (arranger) is Chairman of the Department of Music at Northeastern University and director of the university's choral program. He is also founder and director of the Zamir Chorale of Boston. Professor Jacobson is regarded as one of the foremost authorities on Jewish choral music.