Salonline 2022-08-28 Ramón Tasat

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Sunday August 28, 2022
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a Live YouTube Broadcast

– A “hybrid” concert –

Ramón Tasat

“A Time to Embrace”

A month away from the Jewish High holidays, we reflect on the year that is leaving and we ask for a New year full of healing and renewal.

‘How can we determine the hour of dawn when the night ends and the day begins?’

‘When you can look into the face of another human being, and you have enough light in you to recognize your sister or your brother. 
      — From “Finding my Way Home” by Henri Nouwen 


Farewell to the Sabbath

La Ner veliB’samim The Candle and the Spices R. Sh. Shabazi/A. Medina
Mi haIsh Who Desires Life? Psalm 34: 13-15 /B. Chait
Shir lama’alot I Lift my Eyes to the Hills Psalm 121/Y. Karduner
Ki ha Adam Etz ha Sade We are like the trees N. Zakh-Sh. Hanokh

The Days of Awe are approaching

Ben Adam ma lekha nirdam Why are you Sleeping? Ano./Middle East
Sim Shalom A Peace Prayer J. Williams
Pithu lanu Open for Us the Gates of Righteousness R. Tasat

Syria, Afghanistan & Ukraine

Komo la rosa en la guerta Like the Rose in the Garden Ladino trad.
Arvoles lloran por luvia Trees Cry for Rain Ladino trad.

Memory and the Future

Niebla del Riachuelo Misty Creek E. Cadicamo/J. C. Cobián
Todo cambia Everything is Transformed Julio Numhauser
Yo vengo a ofrecer mi corazón I Offer my Heart Fito Paez
*Por qué cantamos Why do We Sing M. Benedetti-A. Favero



Trained in five different countries, Ramón Tasat has studied at the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a Doctorate degree in Voice Performance.  

Ramón Tasat is the musical Director of Kolot HaLev, a Jewish Community choirinthe Greater Washington areaandthe past president of Shalshelet: The Foundation for New Jewish Liturgical Music. Until recently, Ramón was the cantor and founder of Shirat HaNefesh (Song of the Soul), a Jewish congregation in Montgomery County, MD.  

     Ramón has toured Europe with world-renowned Dr. Robert Shaw, and he has participated in international festivals on both sides of the Atlantic. His most notable appearances include: the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, the Israeli Embassy, the Italian Consulate in New York City, Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, Harvard University, Saint Cére, France, Siena, Italy, Helsinki, Finland and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival.
      In addition to television and radio appearances, Ramón has been the recipient of numerous awards including First Place at the Montpelier Cultural Arts Center’s Recital Competition and a National Endowment of the Arts Grant.

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