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On Hoshana Raba, Dudu Fisher and new rising star Colin Shachat performed at the
Jerusalem Theater. The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra was under the baton of Dudi
What a wonderful evening of oratorio at its best.
has always been one of my favorite singers, and I remember him from around 30
years ago when he was the cantor in the Berea shul in Johannesburg.
a good whiskey, he just gets better with the years.
He is so versatile,
he reminds me of the footballer Ronaldo. He scores from every angle, even the
seemingly impossible. Fisher’s show included cantorial music, Elvis songs and
selections from Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables, as well as some some
Yiddish opera. He gave the crowd just what they wanted – an amazing
For those who don’t know who Colin Shachat is, he is the new kid
on the block in Israel. His solo rendition of “Granada” was nothing short of
magnificent. Perhaps is he is still a little shy before local audiences, but his
duets with Fisher were excellent. The two of them complement each other
The proceeds of the evening went to the Leket organization,
which provides thousands of meals daily to needy people in Israel.