In this week’s Sidra we learn about the lives of our second patriarch Yitschak (Isaac) and his wife Rivka (Rebecca). Like Sarah before her, Rivka was initially childless…
Adon Olam – Traditional or One Cornetto
“Its not over till the fat lady sings” is a reference to the Opera Diva. In the synagogue however its not over until Adon Olam is sung. Adon Olam is a hymn that we sing in the Jewish liturgy dating back to the 15th century and attributed mostly to Solomon ibn Gabirol.
For those wanting a more in depth article, I refer you to a piece written by Moshe Haschel.
Here is our choir singing an Adon Olam by Cantor Avi Albrecht, brother in law of Dudi Fisher.
Here is a video of myself, Eliot Alderman, Jason Blair and the London Jewish Male Choir singing a selection of Adon Olams. The arrangement is by Stephen Glass.
And now for some you definitely havent heard!!!!!
A South American twist to this Adon Olam by Yehuda Glantz
A beautiful rendition of David De Solas setting of Adon Olam by the Jerusalem Oratoria Chamber Choir
A Jazzy version of Chitmans Adon Olam at a concert in the Dohany Street Synagogue, Budapest,Hungary
A rock version by American band Pardes
and lastly a version very well liked amongst the young orthodox youth in America called Eden.