UH welcomes Sephardic musician Gerard Edery

United Hebrew Congregation will host Sephardic guitarist and singer Gerard Edery for a variety of events March 27-29.

A leading folklorist, Edery is one of the world’s foremost experts in the music of the Sephardic Diaspora. He is a recipient of the Sephardic Musical Heritage Award and a Meet the Composer grant for his original songs. All three of the following programs will take place at United Hebrew, 13788 Conway Road:

• Shabbat Service with traditional Sephardic music in the Millstone Sanctuary at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 27.

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• Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28 in the Millstone Sanctuary.

• “ME” Time, Master Artist Guitar Session at 1:30 p.m. in the Spielberg Chapel on Sunday, March 29. 

Born in Casablanca and raised in Paris and New York City, Edery graduated from the Manhattan School of Music with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in operatic performance and has sung more than 30 roles with opera companies around the United States. He regularly uncovers and preserves songs, stories and melodies from Europe, the Middle East, South America and ancient Persia, interpreting them for contemporary audiences. He also  has released 16 CDs on the Sefarad Records label as well as a much-acclaimed Sephardic Songbook.

All events are free and open to the community; funded by the Helen C. Milltone Music Fund. For more information, visit unitedhebrew.org.