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Grande Prairie Singers preparing for celebration of Jewish music May 21

The Grande Prairie Singers will close the gala 40th anniversary season with a final concert at 3 p.m. May 21 at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church 4101 St. Lawrence Ave., Matteson.   The concert, “From Moses to Max: Jewish Music from Sinai to the Carnegie Deli,” will focus on Salomone Rossi and Max Janowski, two composers who revolutionized Jewish music.  In 1622, Rossi composed his “Song of Solomon,” which discarded the traditional themes of the synagogue service for new music written in the Baroque tradition.   Some 400 years later, Max Janowski, the longtime musical . . .

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