Sheba Choir to Perform in Pittsburgh Celebrating Israel Independence

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from United Jewish Federation

    PITTSBURGH, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jewish community of Pittsburgh
 will celebrate Israel's Independence with a concert by the Sheba Choir.
     The Sheba Choir, comprised of 13 Israeli Ethiopian children and led by
 Israeli folk singer Shlomo Gronich, will perform on Thursday, April 26 at
 7 p.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom, Squirrel Hill.
     Sponsored by the United Jewish Federation, Giant Eagle and local Zionist
 organizations, this year's celebration also marks the 10th anniversary of
 Operation Solomon, the dramatic and daring rescue of some 14,000 Ethiopian
 Jews from famines, a brutal military regime and civil war.  It was the largest
 air evacuation ever recorded.
     The Sheba Choir performs a repertoire of traditional Jewish melodies,
 original music composed by Gronich and based on the Ethiopian music brought
 over by the children, and original songs and tunes that deal with their
 miraculous rescue from Ethiopia.
     Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for children and are available at the
 door.
 
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    PITTSBURGH, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jewish community of Pittsburgh
 will celebrate Israel's Independence with a concert by the Sheba Choir.
     The Sheba Choir, comprised of 13 Israeli Ethiopian children and led by
 Israeli folk singer Shlomo Gronich, will perform on Thursday, April 26 at
 7 p.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom, Squirrel Hill.
     Sponsored by the United Jewish Federation, Giant Eagle and local Zionist
 organizations, this year's celebration also marks the 10th anniversary of
 Operation Solomon, the dramatic and daring rescue of some 14,000 Ethiopian
 Jews from famines, a brutal military regime and civil war.  It was the largest
 air evacuation ever recorded.
     The Sheba Choir performs a repertoire of traditional Jewish melodies,
 original music composed by Gronich and based on the Ethiopian music brought
 over by the children, and original songs and tunes that deal with their
 miraculous rescue from Ethiopia.
     Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for children and are available at the
 door.
 
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