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4 February 2019

Press release by Schott Music

“Next Year in Jerusalem!”



Leshana Haba’a BiYerushalayim


“Next Year in Jerusalem!”


Shawn Kirchner


• Hebrew Folk Song

• arranged for two soloists and SSA choir

• for intermediate to advanced choirs


This folk song arrangement expresses the Jewish diaspora’s community’s hope for reunion “next year in Jerusalem.” It is comprised of two distinct sections: a newly-composed, sorrowful theme, expressive of unrequited longing, and the traditional folk song itself, lively with excitement and hope.


This piece was commissioned by the 2011 ACDA Women’s Choir R & S Commissioning Consortium, Iris S. Levine, National Choir and is arranged for two soloists and a soprano and alto voice choir.