Eli Tamar is a Russian-born American composer.
He is the author of Canticum Fratris Solis,
Prière de St. François d'Assise, Ave Maria, ונתנה תוקף (Unetaneh tokef), and Отче Наш (The Lord’s Prayer).
Recently his Requiem for voice solo with choir, dedicated to the memory of the victims of coronavirus, was premiered by Polina Shamaeva and Moscow Synodal Choir under Michael Kotelnikov.
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- Priere de St. Francois d'Assise (St. Francis Prayer) in a new documentary by Alessandro Rossellini. The film is currently in production.
- March 13, 2022. Eli Tamar's sacral vocal works with organ will be performed in a concert Organ Apotheosis at Our Lady of Angels Chapel in Catonsville, MD lyricaclassic.org/upcoming-events/
- March 20, 2022. Eight compositions by for voice and organ by Eli Tamar will be featured in the international music program "Spread New Music to the World" at Congress Graz Stefaniensaal in Graz, Austria lyricaclassic.org/spread_new_music-prayer_for_peace/
- December 6, 2021. A world premiere of "Requiem" for mixed choir a cappella and a mezzo-soprano solo, dedicated to the memory of the coronavirus victims. Performed by mezzo-soprano Polina Shamaeva and Moscow Synodal Choir under Michael Kotelnikov at Sobornaya Palata, Moscow, Russia
- October 29, 2021. Seven sacred vocal works with organ were featured in Prayer for Peace dedicated to the memory of lives lost September 11, 2001. Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Alexandria, VA.
- May 9, 2021. Italian premiere of Priere de St. Francois d'Assise (St. Francis Prayer). Performed by Natalia Pavlova, soprano and Marco Lo Muscio, organ, at St. Marcello church in Rome, Italy. Currently available on YouTube www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaKeYvpx6-U
- April 25, 2021. Lyrica Classic Entertainment presented "Organ Apotheosis part II": Отче Наш (Lord's Prayer), Молитва о Мире (Prayer for Peace), and Canticum Fratris Solis at Our Lady of Angels chapel in Catonsville, Maryland.
- April 18, 2021. "Meet the composer Eli Tamar" webinar presented by Lyrica Classic Entertainment.
- Edgewood Symphony Orchestra presented Canticum Fratris Solis (in orchestral version) on December 26, 2020. The recording is available here
- A world premiere of Отче Наш (Lord's Prayer) at the Rachmaninoff Hall, Moscow Conservatory, on September 26, 2020. Commissioned and performed by the vocal trio "Melody"