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Date(s) - 20/02/2020
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Musical Partnerships – starting 20 February 2020

In 2020 we will be continuing our explorations of the outstanding Jewish contribution to the world of popular music. In recent years, Rabbi James Baaden has led courses at Sha’arei Tsedek which have focused on  musicals, singer-songwriters, crooners and divas – and in February attention will shift to Jewish musical partnerships. A new timetable comes into effect as well:  sessions will be monthly – every “Third Thursday” at 3 pm. The slightly later start-time means that you can attend our popular Tai Chi class beforehand, ensuring a whole afternoon of serenity and enjoyment!  As before, the sessions will continue to feature a lively interactive combination of learning, listening, watching, and discussing.

Third Thursday of the month at 3.00 pm

20 February – Lerner & Loewe

Legendary pairing of lyricist and composer who created several the of the greatest musicals – e.g. My Fair Lady.

19 March – Simon & Garfunkel

Two Jewish boys from New York who hit the big time in the late 1960s with a series of songs that continue to be heard everywhere.

16 April – Weil & Mann

Our one married couple in this series, Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann had a string of hits in the 1960s covered by a variety of well-known singers.

21 May – Rodgers & Hart

The same Rodgers as in Rodgers & Hammerstein, Richard Rodgers earlier in his career collaborated with Lorenz Hart in writing a number a classic songs associated above all with the city of New York and  the voice of Ella Fitzgerald.

18 June – Bacharach & David

Burt Bacharach and Hal David, another great composer/lyricist duo, wrote a number of the greatest songs of the 60s, covered by a variety of singers to this day.

Second Thursday – July

A week early: Thursday 9 July – Comden & Green

A partnership which lasted six decades and spanned a continent, Betty Comden and Arthur Green were the creative geniuses behind a remarkable series of successful Hollywood films and Broadway shows.