Who Shall I Say Is Calling? A Night of Covers


Thursday, June 20, 2019
8 – 9:30 pm
Scheuer Auditorium

From studying Kabbalah to infusing his songs with lyrics that incorporate Hebrew prayers or reference liturgical themes, Leonard Cohen demonstrated a profound connection to his Jewish identity. This program features Cantor Basya Schechter (Romemu); Cantor Azi Schwartz (Park Avenue Synagogue); and Cantor Gideon Zelermyer (Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, Québec) performing covers of Leonard Cohen songs that reflect the artist’s deep engagement with spirituality and his Jewish heritage.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything

This program is now at capacity. Standby tickets may be available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, email

Candice Breitz, I’m Your Man (A Portrait of Leonard Cohen), 2017. Shot at the Phi Centre, Montreal, May-June 2017. Nineteen-channel video installation, colour with sound, 40 min., 43 sec., featured on eighteen suspended monitors and one single-screen projection. Collection of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC). Installation detail (partial view) of the exhibition Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything presented at the MAC, 2017-2018. Photo: Guy L’Heureux.