Dame Maureen Lipman to perform song from lost musical about Golda Meir

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Dame Maureen Lipman to perform song from lost musical about Golda Meir

Actress's performance will be for an online gala to raise funds for the Jewish Music Institute (JMI) and Nightingale Hammerson

Francine Wolfisz is the Features Editor for Jewish News.

Maureen Lipman. Photo credit: David Jensen/PA Wire
Maureen Lipman. Photo credit: David Jensen/PA Wire

Dame Maureen Lipman will perform a song from a lost musical about Golda Meir as part of an online gala to raise funds for the Jewish Music Institute (JMI) and Nightingale Hammerson.

JMI’s World Tour, which takes place tonight (Thursday) will feature the Coronation Street actress singing a lullaby from Lionel Bart and Roger Cook’s Next Year In Jerusalem, which was originally written in 1975 and considered lost for more than 40 years. 

The evening will also feature broadcaster Suzy Klein, historian Sir Simon Schama, broadcasting executive Lord Michael Grade and Les Miserables composer Claude-Michel Schönberg, as well as performances from singer
Jessie Ware and violinist Nicola Benedetti.

Viewers will also be able to hear Shura Lipovsky’s world premiere of Der Iker (The Issue), her passionate Yiddish song composed during the pandemic.

JMI’s World Tour takes place tonight, Thursday, 11 February, 7.30pm,

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