Evangelical crooner Pat Boone to fete Jerusalem with gala concert
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Evangelical crooner Pat Boone to fete Jerusalem with gala concert

The 83-year-old singer will be accompanied by Shiri Maimon, David Broza and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra at May 13 performance

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Evangelical Christian singer Pat Boone joins local singers and celebs to celebrate Israel's 70th at a Jerusalem Day concert on Sunday, May 13, 2018 (Courtesy Harry Langdon)
Evangelical Christian singer Pat Boone joins local singers and celebs to celebrate Israel's 70th at a Jerusalem Day concert on Sunday, May 13, 2018 (Courtesy Harry Langdon)

Pat Boone, the Christian singer perhaps known best as the voice of “Speedy Gonzalez” and other fifties hits, is in Israel to perform in a special tribute show for Israel’s 70th on Sunday, Jerusalem Day.

The gala event, at the Jerusalem Theatre, will open with greetings from Barbra Streisand and include performances from Boone, Shiri Maimon, David Broza, Dino Kartsonakis and the Moran Choir, accompanied by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.

Boone, 83, also brought a contingent of evangelical Christians to Israel during this current trip, and is leading them on an extended tour around Israel.

“I am very excited to be here in the Holy Land,” he said. “With every visit I feel that Israel is becoming my second home. This may be my last visit and I am determined to make it the best.”

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