Central Synagogue will celebrate 75 years of Israel, 20 years of Rabbi Levi and Chanie Wolff’s leadership and 50 years of Shimon Farkas’ involvement with the synagogue with a concert featuring international sensations Shulem Lemmer and Nissim Saal.
Taking place on August 17, Lemmer and Saal will perform alongside local talent Shimon Farkas, Dov Farkas, Yehuda Niasoff and Menachem Feldman, and will be accompanied by an 18-piece orchestra.
The event will celebrate and pay tribute to decades of involvement and commitment of the community leaders, as well as the anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel.
The concert will be Lemmer’s second visit to Australia, performing for the first time to a Melbourne audience at a one-night-only event in November last year.
“I enjoy making people happy, and making people enjoy what they’re doing. So if the crowd will enjoy Yiddish songs, I’ll enjoy singing Yiddish songs, because that’s what they’ll enjoy the most,” Lemmer told The AJN at the time.
Lemmer made history when he became the first born-and-raised Orthodox singer to sign a major record deal in the United States.
He has since performed for packed stadiums at Fenway Park in Boston, Citi Field in New York and more.
Saal brings years of experience singing all over the world. With an extraordinary range of more than four octaves, his singing style ranges from Jewish cantorial and opera to Chassidic and pop ballads.
Highlights of his past performances include concerts at the Israeli Opera House, Hechal Hatarbut in Tel Aviv, the International Convention Centre in Jerusalem and the United Nations Holocaust Memorial Ceremony.
He lives with his family in New York City, and is the cantor for the High Holy Days at Chabad of Central London.
Tickets for ’75 in Concert’ are on sale from June 15. To book visit events.humanitix.com/75-in-concert/