Miriam and the Women of the Desert
A spiritual musical journey that speaks to the Exodus through the eyes of Miriam the Prophetess. Stories are drawn from Torah and from midrash. Miriam, the keeper of the well, the voice of the women, along with her brothers Aaron and Moses, lead the journey. Explores family relationships of mothers raising strong women, father’s influence, meaningful love relationships, offspring and generational heritage. As we wander through the desert searching for meaning, the cast of seven beautifully trained voices tells the stories of Miriam, Zipporah, Yocheved and significant others.
Book, lyrics and music by composer Sheila Firestone.
Pictured from left to right – Soprano, Heidi Marie Salonia as Seporah, Bass, Cantor David Presler,as the voice of God, Pharaoh and Hur; Mezzo Soprano, Jackie Kaskel, as the the Egyptian Princess; Soprano,Cantor Rose Lopater as Yocheved; Tenor/Bariton, Cantor Walter Munoz, Jr. as Moses, Caleb and Betzalel; Baritone, Sanford Lopater as Aaron, Amram, Jethro and Joshuah Seated at the front is Soprano, Cantor Rebbekah Faustin as Miriam the Prophetess.
Jacqueline Kaskel as The Egyptian Princess Batya
Cantor Walter Munoz, Jr. as Caleb
David Presler as the Egyptian Pharaoh
Bonita Tabakin Artist, and Sheila Firestone Composer, after Miriam and the Women of the Desert Performance 4/7/19
Sheila Firestone – Composer/Educator Member National League of American Pen Women, Women Cantor’s Network, Sigma Alpha Iota Patron. Recently completed musical, Miriam and the Women of the Desert. The Exodus as told through the eyes of Miriam and the women.
“Sheila Firestone is a composer and musician who has created neo-classical music and electronic music.”
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