Wednesday, May 21
10:00 - 11:00 am
Les Miz's Jewish Composer
Cantor Eyal Bitton with guest singer Michèle Tredger
After two years of fabulous Jewish Music Week presentations, Cantor Eyal Bitton is back with a fascinating look at the music of Claude-Michel Schönberg. Schönberg has composed several ballets and such musicals as Martin Guerre, The Pirate Queen, Marguerite, the Broadway smash hit Miss Saigon, and the international musical juggernaut Les Miz. Through live musical performances with special guest singer Michèle Tredger, as well as through recorded examples, Cantor Bitton will explore the genius of this brilliant and formidable Jewish composer.
Cantor Eyal Bitton is a composer, lyricist, and playwright who has penned several musicals and oratorios which have been produced in Canada, the United States, Kenya, and China. He has also directed a number of adult and children’s choirs in Montreal and Toronto and is the Musical Director of Toronto’s Zimriyah, a Jewish children’s choral festival. Eyal has served as Cantor of Hamilton’s Beth Jacob Synagogue since 2009. www.eyalbitton.com
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