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This beautifully balanced chorale has sent three discs… [including a] collection of the music of Salamone Rossi. … All of Rossi’s interpreters have brought a special devotion to the music of their compatriot, but this must be the finest treatment yet. … All three discs are a credit to the chorale and should win a wide following.
J. F. Weber, Fanfare, Vol. 25, No. 5 (May/June, 2002)
“The best part of the program is the large vocal ensemble, the Zamir Chorale of Boston… they sing Rossi’s polyphonic music with a fluency and fluidity…”
a review by C. Moore of the CD Salamone Rossi in American Record Guide, July/August, 1998
“The performance of these works [Salamone Rossi] is of the highest quality and Zamir’s founder and director, Dr. Joshua Jacobson is to be commended.”
- Journal of Jewish Music and Liturgy, Volume 20 (1997-98)
“I doubt that anyone who listens attentively to these performances [CD An Hour in The Garden of Eden ] could come away without some insight into the distinctive cultural flavor they represent. … Anyone who cares about this repertory, or is merely curious, will want to acquire this.”
-The American Record Guide, November/December, 2002
“The Zamir Chorale of Boston has become America’s foremost Jewish choral ensemble, and this collection of songs inspired by the Shabbat does nothing to diminish their enviable reputation. It’s a lovely anthology full of vastly different musical styles. …. Adding to the ethnic diversity is Maestro Jacobson’s version of the Hassidic melody “Azamer Bishvokhin” (I Will Sing with Praise); …. It’s beautiful, by the way.… A handsome booklet full of translations and engaging notes clinches the deal on a delightful release.”
-Philip Greenfield, American Record Guide March/April, 2002.
“…Maestro Jacobson’s notes are terrific…Don’t hesitate. [The Majesty of Holiness] is a joy.”
-American Record Guide, September/October, 1998
“Each setting recreates the spirit and the mood of those tragic, heroic years. This CD [Hear Our Voices] is an excellent aid for teaching the Holocaust period, especially where music can enhance the discussion.”
-Journal of Jewish Music and Liturgy, Volume 20 (1997-98)
“HEAR OUR VOICES. The 50-voice Zamir Chorale creates a haunting homage in these 29 songs from the ghettos and camps. Producer-conductor Joshua Jacobson’s narrative introductions render this CD valuable for Holocaust studies and commemorations.”
-D. L. Sprargen, Hadassah Magazine, June/July, 1996.