CANTORIAL STUDENT & 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. She looks forward to spending the 2021-2022 academic year in Jerusalem, Israel. She is also the recipient of The T'ruah Israel Fellowship which offers in-depth leadership and training opportunities within the Year-In-Israel Program.
Updated July 2021
Ms. LeMesh's 2020-2021 performance season included Catapult Opera's Accelerate Competition, the role of Lucy in City Lyric Opera's Threepenny Opera, and an independently produced music video with her piano-vocal duo, Chordless.
Soprano & Producer
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