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Monday, March 10, 2008

Composer Thomas Beveridge on Art & Fine Living with Jona

"Jona is a brilliant and sensitive interviewer. Talking with her about contemporary art and music has been an eye-opening experience.

Her unique radio program is a journalistic jewel that should be supported by anyone who cares about culture and creativity."

Composer Ofer Ben-Amots

For Immediate Release:

March 10, 2008:

An interview with American Composer Thomas Beveridge will be aired on Art & Fine Living with Jona in March 2008. Beveridge is a distinguished musician recognized for his abilities as singer, oboist, composer, arranger and conductor. He currently holds the positions of Artistic Director of the New Dominion chorale; Artistic Director of the National Men's Chorus and Director of Music at Western Presbyterian Church in Washington. Beveridge has received many distinguished commissions and created hundreds of works, among them a unique ecumenical cantata which interweaves elements of the traditional memorial services of Judaism and Christianity titled "Yizkor Requiem A Quest for Spiritual Roots". The work premiered in 1994.

The interview with the composer focuses on the genesis and inspiration for the cantata, featuring select tracks from the Naxos Milken Archives 2000 release with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy and Chorus of St. Martin in the Fields.

Art & Fine Living with Jona is aired on Radio Shalom 1650 AM in Montreal, and can be accessed live stream on the radio's website at All shows are archived on the Jona's page for downloading.



Jona Rapoport


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