Photos by: Chaim Tuito
A Time for Music, one of the longest running Jewish music concerts benefiting Camp HASC, was held for the 32nd year on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at the David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center in New York City.
“It will be a most unforgettable evening of song and music featuring an array of superstars,” organizers promised, but up until the concert, they didn’t reveal who will be performing or playing.
It sure helped to develop suspense for those participating in support of the camp which provides a summer experience for Jewish children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
The line-up became clear once the event began with DJ Matt Dub and the bands Pumpidisa and Zusha were welcomed to the stage, and the Or Chadash choir. Joining from Canada were veteran musicians Abie Rotenberg and Shlomo Simcha.
Taking the stage later were singers Mordechai Shapiro, Berry Weber, Eli Gerstner, and Yaakov Schwekey. The event paid tribute to the compositions and music of the legendary Yishai Lapidot.
Lapidot will be in New York again for the annual Soul II Soul concert in Crown Heights, bringing back his Oif Simchas band and sharing the stage with the popular 8th Day Band.
Video: Yaakov Schwekey performs
Video: Mordechai Shapiro performs