Simon Spiro visited “Classical Mornings with Mike and Jean” to talk about the Song Shul, Toronto’s newest and fastest-growing congregation. The primary focus is the music, featuring the Toronto Festival Signers, a synagogue choir auditioned and coached by Simon. This is a different kind of congregation, with over 400 people showing up to attend a Sabbat service. The range of music is varied: Chassidic, Israeli, Broadway , Neil Sedaka music, Sephardic music, Leonard Bernstein music, and much more. You may recognize Simon as a featured performer in Vision TV’s Your All Time Classic Hit Parade, hosted by Marilyn Lightstone.
This Saturday evening is Slichot – the gorgeous late-night musical service, to mark the New Year. Twice before, the service took place at the ZoomerPlex and was broadcast live across Canada, the first broadcast of its kind in Canada.
HIGH HOLY DAYS (Rosh Hashana & Yom Kippur):
Next week is Rosh Hashana, with events at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Special musical guests include Amy Sky; Broadway star Chilina Kennedy from “Beautiful” and “The Band’s Visit”; and Billboard Chart-topping vocalist Micah Barnes (from his days as a member of The Nylons).
Film producer/director Barry Avrich
Dr. Anna Goldenberg – SickKids senior scientist in Artificial Intelligence
Investigative Reporter Sue Ann Levy from the Toronto Sun
Julian Brass, author of “Own Your Anxiety”
Rosh Hashana speaker discussions facilitated by TSN’s Mark Masters
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