Last night was a magical evening for all of us at the Idelsohn Society. We were honored to honor the legendary Johnny Mathis, who became the first performer to enter the Idelsohn Society’s Canyon of Heroes due to his 1958 recording of the Yom Kippur opener, Kol Nidre. Mathis referred to the song which was released on his album of faith songs, Good Night Dear Lord, as a “hidden gem” in his career.
Hedva Amrani, an Israeli starlet who made it big in Japan in the 1970’s opened the show with majesty. Cello jazz legend Fred Katz dropped an iconic performance, and Cantor Sol Zim closed the evening emphatically with his performance pyrotechnics. Thanks to the Skirball staff and all who made the evening so special. More images and videos to come.