This performance of the traditional Kol Nidre prayer Avinu Malkeinu was taken from our Sept. 22, 2015 “Alternative Kol Nidre Service” at Congregation Beth El in La Jolla, CA. The setting is traditional but the arrangement is anything but traditional. I’m playing the bass flute, the ensemble includes violin, cello, contrabass and keyboards and the vocals are lead by Roberta Winston. I have been honored to be the Musical Director for this service since its inception eight years ago by now, most of the music that we do is my own work. Hope you enjoy this performance. I’m writing grants right now to try and get a commercial recording of this music released on CD. Wish me luck! If there are any angels out there who would like to step up with some funding, please reach out to me.
Original setting of the Hashkivenu prayer from the Machzor. Played at the September 22, 2015 Alternative Kol Nidre Service of Congregation Beth El in La Jolla, CA. Musicians include Roberta Winston, soloist; Yochanan Sebastian Winston, bass flute, director and composer; Mark Danisovsky, piano; Ben Graubart, violin; Erdis Maxhaleku, cello and Joe McNalley, contrabass. The piece is ASCAP and all rights are reserved. If you’re interested in performing the piece, just send me a message or an email and we can get you the music.
Ribono Kol Ha Olamim, by Yochanan Sebastian Winston (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved
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From Congregation Beth El’s 2014 Alternative Kol Nidre Service. I composed this setting,
After the grueling High Holiday season, I love coming to Simchat Torah both because it means that the season is ending, the year is ending and the new one truly beginning. This panoramic shot is from #CongregationBethEl in La Jolla where I got to play #sopranosaxophone with my Rabbi, #RabbiPhilipGraubart. L’shana tova, eveyone!
Come join us for a super spiritual Alternative Kol Nidre Service at Congregation Beth El in La Jolla, CA. Starts at 8:30, no charge AND plenty of parking in the main lot. Features the always brilliant Rabbi Philip Graubart, Roberta Winston on vocals, with a violinist, pianist, cellist and yours truly. Most of the pieces are original. Hope you can make it. L’shannah tova!