The Seraphim Singers (Boston, MA, Jennifer Lester, Dir.) commissioned a new work by Israeli-American composer Avner Dorman.
The 70 Names of Jerusalem for SATB choir was given its world premiere by Seraphim under the baton of founder and music director Jennifer Lester on April 26, 2015, in Cambridge, MA. The 5-minute work, available from G. Schirmer, was featured on the program "Jerusalem: Holy, Disputed, Lamented," a collaboration with Kol Arev Chamber Choir of Hebrew College which explored the music, history and biblical importance of the city. The Boston Musical Intelligencer praised, “Seraphim Singers brought out [the work’s] exciting, subtle, difficult rhythms; its charm derived from a complex surface fitfulness bordering on chaos, masterfully unified by a firm structure… Dorman conveyed a timeless, resilient, polyglot and adventurous Jerusalem, holy in its human treasure.”