Three talented soloists,
each representing a distinct musical genre, delivered
memorable and crowd-pleasing performances.
Mannheim from the Israel Opera displaying his wide range of
musical styles, thrilled the audience with an energetic
rendition of “If I were a rich man” from the Broadway hit
“Fiddler on the Roof”, as well as Komm Zigan from Emmerich
Kàlmàn's operetta Gräfin Mariza and the liturgical classic
“Avinu Malkeinu”. The warm voice of Shai Abramson, the IDF’s
chief cantor, held the audience enraptured with “Sim
Shalom”, “V’al Kulam” and “Amar Rabbi Elazar”. Chassidic
vocalist Ohad Moskowitz had the audience tapping along to
his hit version of “Bo’i Kallah”, as well as “Adaraba” and
“Birkat Habanim” (“Bless the Children”).
Mens Choir under the skilled direction of Richard Shavei-Zion,
and accompanied by Raymond Goldstein and Aviva Stanislavsky
at the piano, provided harmonious backing for the solo
They opened the evening
with their stirring rendition of "You'll Never Walk Alone”
from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Carousel“ and
later joined with all three solo singers for to raise the
rafters with “Adon Olam”, “Oseh Shalom Bim’romav” and “Ve-hi
A special surprise of
the evening was “Malki’s Song”.
Malki Roth wrote the words
and music to an uplifting and inspirational song in the
months before her death (in a terror attack) at the age of
15. The members of the audience, taught the words of the
chorus by Richard Shavei Tzion, then joined guest artist Ido Tauber and
the choir in singing this moving and very upbeat song.
Fishman said the evening was an enormous success by all
measures. Beyond the funds raised, the gala concert
generated goodwill and awareness on the part of people who,
in many cases, had little knowledge of the good work being
done in the community during the past decade by Keren Malki.
To judge from
the audience’s satisfaction, a second Rainbow of Music is
likely to be held a year from now. And for those unlucky
enough to have missed out this year’s performance, a DVD
will shortly be available from Keren Malki.
your enjoyment, are two preview clips from that DVD. The
video editing is still being done by our professional team,
and English subtitles are in preparation so that the final product
will be fully bilingual. For now, sit back and enjoy some of
the loveliest Jewish music you will have heard in a long