student cantor & SOPRANO
Sara LeMesh is a first-year cantorial student at the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem, Israel. In addition to her vocal and academic studies, Sara is a recipient of The T'ruah Israel Fellowship which offers in-depth leadership and training opportunities related to human rights advocacy and activism. In the summer of 2022, she will attend the Marlboro Music Festival as a Vocal Fellow.
Updated February 2022
Ms. LeMesh's 2021-2022 performance season included work as a cantorial soloist in Jerusalem, Israel. In the summer of 2022, she looks forward to attending the Marlboro Music Festival as a Vocal Fellow. Ms. LeMesh is also planning to release an album dedicated to Yiddish art song early 2023.
Marlboro Music Festival
Hebrew Union College
News & Events
Ms. LeMesh recently produced a "heartbreakingly beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle) music video with her piano-vocal duo, Chordless.
Music Video Premiere
The Night in Silence Under Many a Star
Ms. LeMesh premiered a music video created with her piano-vocal duo, Chordless. In February 2020, they recorded and filmed "The Night in Silence Under Many a Star" from George Crumb's Apparition. Joshua Kosman of the San Francisco Chronicle praised the "heartbreakingly beautiful" film and the San Francisco Classical Voice praised the duo for "provide[ing] a futuristic model for classical music."
San Francisco Classical Voice
Musicians Come to Terms With Performing for the Camera
Ms. LeMesh spoke with Lou Fancher of the San Francisco Classical Voice about the unique challenges of adapting performances for film. "LeMesh seemed energized and enthused by working with sound engineer Matt Carr to record a video, and eager to learn about recording and editing programs."
“One of those songs, “Sveitaar, sveimen var Kvieoinen: ‘Koorwei, Koorwei’ ” pushed Sara Lemesh’s plush soprano into expressively guttural depths.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES