A synagogue tribute to Stephen Sondheim

A synagogue tribute to Stephen Sondheim


norman lebrecht

December 05, 2021

Friday night Chanukah service.

No One is Alone could well become a prayer.


  • Jaime Quiroga Dueñas says:


  • Una says:

    What a beautiful tribute in such a wonderful setting for him. Well done the synagogue!

  • Jeff Graham says:

    Just brilliant. Touching. And pitch perfect

  • Brian says:

    “No one is alone” will never be a prayer as it is entirely self-referential. The post-modern lyrics declare “You decide what’s right, you decide what’s good.” The “someone” who is on your side cannot be interpreted as being the God of Judaism or Christianity.

    • The songs says we make decisions about what is right and good, sometimes rightly, sometimes wrongly, but that we are never alone. This is the very essence of the Judeo-Christian ethos.

  • Minnesota says:

    Just beautiful.