PHOTO CALL: Mary Testa, Barbara Walsh, Stephen Bogardus, Carolee Carmello, Heather MacRae, Sebastian Arcelus and More Celebrate William Finn

News   PHOTO CALL: Mary Testa, Barbara Walsh, Stephen Bogardus, Carolee Carmello, Heather MacRae, Sebastian Arcelus and More Celebrate William Finn
 
Congregation Beit Simchat Torah presented a concert celebrating the music of two-time Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist William Finn on Feb. 9 at Merkin Concert Hall.

The afternoon featured direction by Shakina Nayfack and music direction by Joshua Zecher-Ross.

The event, which marked the LGBTQ congregation’s 40th anniversary and its 19th Annual Shabbat Shirah (Sabbath of Song) Concert, boasted many of the performers who originated roles in Finn's musicals, including Mary Testa, Barbara Walsh, Stephen Bogardus, Carolee Carmello, Heather MacRae, Sally Wilfert and Sebastian Arcelus with additional performances by Anne L. Nathan, Taylor Trensch, Molly Hager, Will Roland, Amanda Savan and Michael Linden as well as The CBST Community Chorus and CBST music director Joyce Rosenzweig.

All proceeds supported Music at CBST, a 501(c)(3) religious institution. 

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