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June 16, 2003

Jewish Choral Festival begins, London, UK, Jun 16

The JMI Barry Weinberg Jewish Choral Festival Sing to the Lord 1626 June 2003

For ten days in June, London will resound with Jewish choral singing when choirs and choristers from all over come together for the first international Choirs Festival in London, set up in memory of our dear colleague Barry Weinberg.

For further info: www.jmi.org.uk/performance/choral03/chorfest03.html

June 27, 2003

Yiddish Weekend, Sylvan Lake, NY, Jun 27-29

The Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring presents a participatory weekend of workshops and classes on Sylvan Lake at

Circle Lodge
June 27-29, 2003
TIF YIDDISH

Spend the weekend in a total environment of Yiddish culture: Yiddish classes, lectures and film screenings, Klezmer instrumental workshops/band, Yiddish singing, creative writing workshop (in English), children's program (ages K-7th grade)

For more information call Stacey Bosworth 212-889-6800 ext. 271 Space is limited! Call now!

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July 27, 2003

Weimar Klezmer Weeks Yiddish Songs, Jul 27 - 30

Yiddish Songs "Shtibl, Shtetl, Shtot" (Home, Town, City), Jul 27-30

A workshop especially for singers and accompanists of Yiddish song, dedicated to genres, styles and fine points of pronunciation and dialects. The main topics will be: Yiddish Theatre Song, Yiddish Folk & Traditional Song, Contemporary Yiddish Song Styles, Yiddish Pronunciation and Dialects, and Developing a Personal Style.

For further information: www.klezmer-wochen-weimar.de/workshop_ges_engl.htm

August 19, 2003

8th Annual KlezKanada, Quebec, Canada, Aug 19-24

One of the best Klezmer/yiddish culture camps in North America is the annual "KlezKanada", held each years in the spectacular Laurentian mountains north of Montreal. Organized, in part, by the folks in Brave Old World, the program is always spectacular.

Events include lectures, a mini film festival, and of course, intensive workshops in singing, klezmer music, theatre, and dance. The "Kidz for Klez" program is also great. This is the best summer camp in the world (in fact, the event is hosted at a Jewish summer camp). Register early to get the best bunks.

Although most events start on the 20th, today is the day to arrive, get oriented, and get in some preliminary jamming.

For further information, visit the site website, www.klezkanada.com

August 24, 2003

Klezfest, Ukraine, Aug 24-29

The Center of Jewish Education in Ukraine, with the support of the Jewish Communities Development Fund for Russia and Ukraine (USA) and the Canadian Embassy in Ukraine announces the fourth annual Klezfest music festival in Kiev on August 24-29, 2003! Klezfest Ukraine 2003 will be devoted to the study of the traditional performance of Ashkenazi music and its modern interpretation and composition. Special attention will be devoted to methods of promotion of modern Jewish music in the music market. Performers (vocalists and musicians), members of Jewish music bands and composers who use elements of traditional Jewish music are invited to take part in Klezfest Ukraine 2003.

For additional information please contact the organizing committee.
The Center of Jewish Education in Ukraine
6 Kurska St., Room 37, 03049, Kiev, Ukraine
Telephone: (380-44) 248-3670, 248-3634, 248-5377;
fax: (380-44) 248-3670, 248-5377
E-mail: center@cjeu.carrier.kiev.ua

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November 6, 2003

Yiddish in America, NYC, Nov 6

event logoSECOND ANNUAL WORKMENS CIRCLE/ARBETER RING

YIDDISH IN AMERICA GALA CELEBRATION

TOWN HALL, NYC - NOVEMBER 6th, 2003 - 7:30PM

Tickets for YIDDISH IN AMERICA are $250, $100, $50 and $36. They are currently available at the Town Hall Box Office, Ticketmaster, or at The Workmens Circle/Arbeter-Ring New York office 212-889-6800 x 301.

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November 11, 2003

Zalmen Mlotek headlines show, NYC, Nov 11

Zalmen Mlotek, Executive Director of The Folksbiene Yiddish Theater and Musical Director of The New Yiddish Chorale, will be presenting "Jewish Musical Drama in the New Country," a concert of rarely-heard Yiddish music, on Tuesday, November 11th at the Jewish Theological Seminary. The concert will feature an 1882 Yiddish operetta as well as the NYC premiere of a Yiddish cantata. Tickets for the performance, which begins at 7 p.m., are $18 at the door.

All performances, which are to be held in the Feinberg Auditorium, will have simultaneous English translations on screen for the enjoyment of those who do not speak Yiddish. Remaining tickets at $18 can be purchased at the door only. To reserve tickets, phone (212) 213-2120. Further information is available at http://www.milkenarchive.org/events. The Jewish Theological Seminary is located at 3080 Broadway at 122nd Street.

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November 16, 2003

Adama, Berkeley, CA, Nov 16

Hebrew Love Songs CD Release Party
Sunday, November 16, Ashkenaz, Berkeley

Come celebrate with us the release of Hebrew Love Songs, a collection of songs from and inspired by Shir Hashirim, the biblical Song of Songs. The album, as well as the evening program, feature the musicians of the band ADAMA: Achi Ben Shalom, Markos Sowlakis, Daniel Hoffman, Michael Gill, Jan Padover, Jeremy Cohen and many more talented musicians.

The choral group East Bay Jewish Folk Chorus will join us for part of the evening.

Admission $10.

Ashkenaz is located on San Pablo (at Gillman), Berkeley.

December 20, 2003

Judas Maccabeus, St. Louis, MO, Dec 20

For most of its 33 years of existence the St. Louis Circle of Jewish Music has sponsored an annual Chanukah choral festival. This year we begin a new tradition in collaboration with the suburban University City Symphony Orchestra - a "Judas Maccabeus" sing-along. Taking place (this year) at United Hebrew Congregation on December 20th, the combined choirs of most of the city's Jewish congregations will collaborate with the Orchestra, directed by Dr. Leon Burke, III, with solos sung by members of the Circle. Audience members may purchase a score for $18 which serves as a ticket for this and all future years, and then may sing along with the on-bima choir.

In researching the program notes I've become further surprised at the story of Handel's writing such a Jewish oratorio. "Messiah" notwithstanding, the vast majority of Handel's oratorios are on subjects from Tanach - "Old Testament" to him - "Deborah," "Israel in Egypt," "Joseph and His Brethren," etc. And "Judas Maccabeus" goes even one step further by NOT being of O.T. provenance, and hence lacking even that relevance for Christians. Apparently there was a political metaphor - a recently suppressed revolution. But I prefer the apocryphal story that Handel was advised to compose for royalty and the aristocracy, but wanted to see seats filled in the theater, and so wrote for the Jews.

December 23, 2003

KlezKamp, Catskills, NY, Dec 23-29

KlezKamp returns to CatskillsThe 19th Annual Yiddish Folk Arts Program "KlezKamp" will be held from December 23-29, 2003 at the Swan Lake Hotel in the heart of New York's Catskill region. For information about the program, registration, and work/study options please go to our website www.klezkamp.org.

To find out more about KlezKamp, see Ari Davidow's article about KlezKamp '96 or Ben Gerhon's article about KlezKamp '99

December 25, 2003

Jewish Music, Hamden, CT, Dec 25

December 25 Annual Family and Community Concert of Jewish Music at 5:00 p.m, featuring Cantor Shoshana Lash, Dorothy Goldberg and the Congregation Mishkan Israel Kapelye led by David Chevan, Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Road, Hamden, CT. For further information, call (203) 288-3877

February 16, 2004

Hazamir children's choir, NYC, Feb 16

Concert of Jewish choral music
to be presented by 300+ teenagers
from across the US, Montreal and London!

Hazamir: The International Jewish High School Choir
Monday, Feb 16, 6pm
Merkin Concert Hall (123 West 67th St

in a program featuring selections from Europe, Israel and the US, including the world premier of two selections written especially for Hazamir by Stephen Glass
and Charles Osborne.

Tickets are $25 and $36 and available at the Merkin Box Office:
212-501-3330. For more information about the program, contact Zamir at
212-362-3335 or Email ZamirFdn@aol.com (or visit us on the web at
www.zamirfdn.org)


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February 22, 2004

Sacred Soul, Los Angeles, CA, Feb 22

Sunday, February 22nd, 2004 at 4 pm:
A special interfaith sacred music concert in honor of Black Heritage Month
SACRED SOUL

Mystical Music & Dance of the Middle East
Meets the
The African-American tradition of Spirituals

Performed by:
The Yuval Ron Ensemble featuring Najwa Gibran
and
The Gwen Wyatt Chorale
with:
a 40 piece African-American chorus directed by Ms. Gwen Wyatt,
Maya Haddi - vocals, Najwa Gibran vocals, Norik Manoukian - woodwinds,
Jamie Papish - percussion, David Martinelli - percussion, Virginie Alumyan - kanoun,
Carolyne Aycaguer-Ron - harmonium, keyboards, Yuval Ron - oud, saz
guest dancers: Aziz, Maya Karasso
guest MC: Titus Levi

Location: Wilshire United Methodist Church at: 4350 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010 (on the corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Plymouth, next to the Whilshire Ebel Theater)

Admission: $10 tickets, pay at the door (cash only).
Advance ticket sale via mail: Please mail a check payable to Yuval Ron Music, to: 3812 Carpenter Ave. Studio City, CA 91604.
Tickets purchased by mail will be held at Will Call at church entrance on the day of the show.
For more info: Tel: 818 505 1355 or email: info@yuvalronmusic.com

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February 29, 2004

Chorale, Cantors, Milwaukee, WI, Feb 29

THE MILWAUKEE JEWISH COMMUNITY CHORALE
PRESENTS
'"SING A NEW SONG"

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH

3:00 in the afternoon
at
CONGREGATION SHALOM
7630 N. SANTA MONICA BL.

FEATURING THE MILWAUKEE JEWISH COMMUNITY CHORALE; "VOICES OF HARMONY", CANTORS: JERRY BERKOWITZ, DAVID BARASH, KAREN BERMAN, RUTH BERMAN-HARRIS, MITCHELL MARTIN, CANTORIAL SOLOISTS: ARLENE SPANIER,
DAVID BLUMBERG.
THE COMBINED CHILDREN'S CHOIR FROM BETH EL NER TAMID SYNAGOGUE, CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL, CONGRGATION EMANU-EL(MILWAUKEE), CONGREGATION SINAI, CONGREGATION SHALOM AND THE MILWAUKEE JEWISH DAY SCHOOL.
DIRECTED BY:
ENID BOOTZIN
ACCOMPANIST: NANCY WINSTON

TICKETS: DONATION: $10.00 EACH; $7.00 FOR SENIORS

DON'T MISS THIS SPECTACULAR EVENT!
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS
CONTACT: DONNA NEUBAUER 414-354-5961 RED1NEUBS@sbcglobal.net

March 21, 2004

Hasidic Cappella, Agoura Hills, CA, Mar 21

the Moscow Male Jewish Choir, "Hasidic Cappella"

Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, Sunday, March 21st at 4:00pm

General admission seats are only $25 ($18 for seniors and students). Premier seating and entrance to the champagne reception with the artists are only $45. For more information and tickets, call the Canyon Club 818-879-5016.
administration@adatelohim.com

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April 19, 2004

Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, Apr 19-21

The Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, a new annual concert series devoted to Jewish-themed classical music, will debut this spring. The festival is founded by cellist Aron Zelkowicz and will feature musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guests. This year's theme is "A Vanished World", an exploration of Jewish culture in Eastern Europe at the beginning of the twentieth century

Monday, April 19, 2004 8:00pm
admission free
Levy Hall, Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 Fifth Ave.
VOCAL CONCERT:
"An Evening of Jewish Song"
with Mimi Lerner and Aron Zelkowicz
(presented in conjunction with Music at Rodef Shalom):

Tickets available from ProArts at (412)394-3353 or proartstickets.org

April 25, 2004

Jewish Peoples Philharmonic Chorus, Old Bethpage, NY, Apr 25

The Jewish Peoples Philharmonic Chorus (JPPC) with conductor Binyumen
("Ben") Schaechter announces the following upcoming performance:

Sunday evening, April 25, 2004, 6:30 PM
Place: Temple Beth Elohim, 926 Round Swamp Rd,
Old Bethpage, Long Island, New York 11804
Event: JPPC concert
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 PM Cocktail Party; Concert @ 6:30 PM
Info, Tix: 516-694-4544; www.mytemple.org

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May 23, 2004

American Jewish Music Review, NYC, May 23

WORLD PREMIERE
of

FROM KINEHORA TO KUNI-AYLAND
in honor of 350 years of Jewish life in North America (1654-2004)
conceived and performed by
BINYUMEN SCHAECHTER

A musical revue of songs about the Jewish experience in America,
including hilarious songs from Second Avenue and the Yiddish vaudeville,
written by Leo Fuchs, Aaron Lebedeff, Menashe Skulnik and others,
as well as some Schaechter songs composed for and performed off-Broadway

SONGS ARE IN YIDDISH, ENGLISH and YINGLISH
SUNDAY, MAY 23rd, 2004, 1:30 PM

SHOLEM ALEICHEM CULTURAL CENTER
3301 Bainbridge Avenue, corner 208th Street, Bronx, NY, 10467

GENERAL ADMISSION: $3.50 for adults; free for children, students and
members
Refreshments will be served.

INFORMATION: call (718) 881-6555; e-mail BSchaechter@nyc.rr.com

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June 6, 2004

Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, NYC, Jun 6

Sunday, June 6, 2004, 2:00 PM
PLACE: Hebrew Union College, 1 West 4 St. (West of Broadway),
New York, New York 10012
EVENT: 81ST ANNUAL SPRING CONCERT OF THE JEWISH PEOPLES PHILHARMONIC
CHORUS
The concert includes the musical adaptation of the classic Chasidic tale
by
I.L. Peretz
OYB NIT NOKH HEKHER
With libretto by Itche Goldberg and music by Maurice Rauch
in honor of Goldberg's 100th birthday (born 1904)
and commemorating 10 years since Rauch's passing (1994).
The concert also includes selections celebrating 350 years
of a Jewish presence in North America (1654-2004),
including hits from the Second Avenue Yiddish theatre
The bill also features THE PRIPETSHIK SINGERS performing a few numbers.
PERFORMANCE LENGTH: Full concert with intermission
ADMISSION: $12 for adults, $7 for seniors, students and children
INFO: 646-602-2007 Jo Abrams; JPPC@nyc.rr.com

July 11, 2004

North American Jewish Choral Fest, Kerhonksen, NY, Jul 11-15

The North American Jewish Choral Festival
July 11-15, 2004

NEW LOCATION!!: Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, Kerhonksen, NY

Join hundreds of Jewish choral music lovers who will raise their voices in song in a unique program of choral music. The Fifteenth Annual North American Jewish Choral festival will once again provide participants with the opportunity to hear and be a part of Jewish choral music at its best. Our renowned teaching staff will enlighten, inspire and entertain you as you explore a full range of Jewish musical skills, literature, and texts.

For further information, visit the festival website

July 17, 2004

Classical, Klezmer, Boston, MA, Jul 17

event graphicThe Loose Canon Chorale strikes again
with Contralto, Garlic and Onions

A musical variety show in three acts:
Featuring Allison Waggener, Contralto, and Elaine Leisinger, Piano,
performing songs of Barber, Faure, Bizet, Massenet;
Featuring the Loose Canon Chorale performing six French songs by
Hindemith; and
Featuring the Garlic and Onions Klezmer Ensemble

Saturday, July 17, 8 PM
St. Ann's University Parish
Corner of Gainsborough and St. Stephen Streets
One block from Symphony Hall
No admission price; Donations gratefully accepted

December 26, 2004

KlezKamp, Catskills, NY, Dec 26-31, 2004

Dear KlezKampers and friends of Living Traditions,

We are thrilled to announce the dates for the 20th annual KlezKamp: December 26 December 31, 2004 at the Swan Lake Resort Hotel in the Catskills.

www.livingtraditions.org/docs/index_kk.htm

April 2, 2005

National Spiritual Ensemble + Yiddish Community Chorus + Guests, Newton, MA, Apr 2

NESE publicity photoOn My Grandmother's Knee

Saturday, April 2, 8pm
Sunday, April 3, 2pm

Featuring
The National Spiritual Ensemble
and
NESE publicity photoA Besere Velt: Yiddish Community Chorus of the Workmen’s Circle
With special guests
Hankus Netsky and Adrienne Cooper

Two stunning vocal ensembles come together to present a soul-stirring concert of music. Performances are Saturday, April 2 at 8pm and Sunday, April 3 at 2pm.

Performances will be held at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton Street in Newton.

Tickets are $22 adult, $24 senior and $12 for children 18 and under.
For ticket information contact the JCC Box Office at 617-965-5226. Web: lsjcc.org

*This event was rescheduled from Jan 22-23 snowed cancellation.

KlezmerShack 10th Anniversary

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Charming Hostess CD Release Party, Montpelier, VT, Apr 2

band publicity photoCharming Hostess
CD Release party for new Tzadik release, "Sarajevo Blues"

Saturday April 2
8pm
Langdon Street Cafe
4 Langdon Street
Montpelier, VT

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April 3, 2005

National Spiritual Ensemble + Yiddish Community Chorus + Guests, Newton, MA, Apr 3

NESE publicity photoOn My Grandmother's Knee

Saturday, April 2, 8pm
Sunday, April 3, 2pm

Featuring
The National Spiritual Ensemble
and
NESE publicity photoA Besere Velt: Yiddish Community Chorus of the Workmen’s Circle
With special guests
Hankus Netsky and Adrienne Cooper

Two stunning vocal ensembles come together to present a soul-stirring concert of music. Performances are Saturday, April 2 at 8pm and Sunday, April 3 at 2pm.

Performances will be held at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton Street in Newton.

Tickets are $22 adult, $24 senior and $12 for children 18 and under.
For ticket information contact the JCC Box Office at 617-965-5226. Web: lsjcc.org

*This event was rescheduled from Jan 22-23 snowed cancellation.

KlezmerShack 10th Anniversary

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Charming Hostess CD Release Party, Hardwick, VT/Northampton, MA, Apr 3

band publicity photoCharming Hostess
CD Release party for new Tzadik release, "Sarajevo Blues"

Sunday April 3
2 PM MATINEE SHOW
Hardwick Town House
127 Church Street
Hardwick, VT

then, in the evening

Sunday April 3
8 PM
Helen Hills Hills Chapel
Smith College
Northampton, MA

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April 4, 2005

Charming Hostess CD Release Party, Amherst, MA, Apr 4

band publicity photoCharming Hostess
CD Release party for new Tzadik release, "Sarajevo Blues"

Monday April 4
7:30pm
U Mass Student Union
Amherst, MA

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April 6, 2005

Charming Hostess CD Release Party, Baltimore, MD, Apr 6

band publicity photoCharming Hostess
CD Release party for new Tzadik release, "Sarajevo Blues"

Wednesday April 6
8pm
Red Emma's
800 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD

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April 7, 2005

Charming Hostess CD Release Party, Philadelphia, PA, Apr 7

band publicity photoCharming Hostess
CD Release party for new Tzadik release, "Sarajevo Blues"

Thursday April 7
7:30 pm
Tritone
1508 South Street
Philadelphia, PA

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April 8, 2005

Charming Hostess CD Release Party, Takoma, Park, MD, Apr 8

band publicity photoCharming Hostess
CD Release party for new Tzadik release, "Sarajevo Blues"

Friday April 8
9 PM
Electric Maid
268 Carroll Street NW
Takoma Park, MD

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April 9, 2005

Charming Hostess CD Release Party, Washington, DC, Apr 9

band publicity photoCharming Hostess
CD Release party for new Tzadik release, "Sarajevo Blues"

Saturday April 9
5 PM
Chapters Books
445 11th St NW
Washington D.C.

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April 14, 2005

Maddy Simon, NYC, Apr 14

KAVEHOYZ
MADDY SIMON

An evening with the renowned Yiddish musician and choir director

APRIL 14, 2005
7:00 PM
Atran Center, 25 E. 21st St, Manhattan (between Broadway and Park)
Admission: $7.00
Refreshments served.

The "Kavehoyz" series is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

For more info, e-mail Kavehoyz or call 212-505-8040

April 19, 2005

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Remembrance, NYC, Apr 19

ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE PROGRAM:
WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING

TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2005
4:00 PM
MEMORIAL STONE
RIVERSIDE PARK AT 83RD STREET
Professor Jack Jacobs, Chair.
Featuring speeches and a cultural program by the Workmen’s Circle children’s choruses led by Deborah Strauss

For more info, e-mail Kavehoyz or call 212-505-8040

May 25, 2005

Secular Music's Jewish Soul, Newton, MA, May 25

HEART/BEAT: SECULAR MUSIC'S JEWISH SOUL:

Three evening lecture concert series
with Joshua Jacobson
Jack Gottlieb
Hankus Netsky
Josh Dolgin
The Zamir Chorale

MAY 25; JUNE 1 AND 19, 2005
7:30 p.m.
Berenson Hall

Joshua Jacobson
The Zamir Chorale of Boston
Sacred Song: From liturgical piece to masterpiece
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 7:30 P.M.

Programs are $12 advance paid registration, $15 at the door, $30 advance paid registration for all three programs. Matriculated students receive a 50 percent discount.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW AT: www.hebrewcollege.edu/selreg or call 617-559-8709 to register by phone with a credit card.

FOR FULL DETAILS, go to www.hebrewcollege.edu/heartbeat

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June 5, 2005

Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, NYC, Jun 5

THE JEWISH PEOPLE'S PHILHARMONIC CHORUS,
with BINYUMEN ("BEN") SCHAECHTER, CONDUCTOR

SUNDAY, JUNE 5th, 2005, 3:00 PM
Hebrew Union College, 1 West 4 Street, NY, NY
for a full concert of the JPPC
tickets: $15; $10 for seniors & children 12 and under

For addt'l info or to reserve for a group: call 646-602-2007

Zamir Chorale, Boston, MA, Jun 5

Friends of Jewish Choral Music: Gala Concert celebrating the 36th Anniversary of the Zamir Chorale of Boston, Joshua Jacobson founder and artistic director Sunday, June 5, 2005 7:30 PM Sanders Theatre, Harvard University Cambridge, MA

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June 28, 2005

The Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, NYC, Jun 28

THE JEWISH PEOPLE'S PHILHARMONIC CHORUS,
with BINYUMEN ("BEN") SCHAECHTER, CONDUCTOR

TUESDAY, JUNE 28th, 2005, 8:00 PM
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NY, NY
(featured chorus in 3rd Annual New York International Choral Festival)
tickets: $30, $60 and $100 ($20, $40, $75 for children under 10 and seniors)

For addt'l info or to reserve for a group: call 646-602-2007

Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, NYC, Jun 28

THE JEWISH PEOPLE'S PHILHARMONIC CHORUS,
with BINYUMEN ("BEN") SCHAECHTER, CONDUCTOR

TUESDAY, JUNE 28th, 2005, 8:00 PM
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NY, NY
(featured chorus in 3rd Annual New York International Choral Festival)
tickets: $30, $60 and $100 ($20, $40, $75 for children under 10 and seniors)

For addt'l info or to reserve for a group: call 646-602-2007.

September 16, 2005

Charming Hostess, Cambridge, MA, Sep 16

Friday, September 16, 2005
Charming Hostess

time: 8:00p

location: Rm 54-100 (Green Bldg)

Performance from the female ensemble's new CD, "Sarajevo Blues" (Tzadik), which draws on Bosnian poetry of love and resistance, celebrating the triumph of the human spirit. In "Sarajevo Blues," Charming Hostess takes history and news as a context, but steers towards poetry as a way to focus on daily life under siege. Some songs explicitly speak of war, and others of cafe culture, underground sexuality, freedom and the nature of evil.The ensemble includes Katzenstein Lecturer Jewlia Eisenberg (see Sept 15) whose music is rooted in the body?voices and vocal percussion, handclaps and heartbeats, sex-breath and silence. "Charming Hostess makes music like no other? Thrown in with lively North African wedding songs and Eastern European folk songs are originals that display a proudly feminist, radical-Jewish, pro-sex sensibility," wrote the New York Times.
See http://web.mit.edu/arts/announcements/prs/2005/0901_eisenberg2.html
open to: the general public cost: free

web site: web.mit.edu/gcws/events/index.html#jewlia

sponsor: Office of the Arts Student and Artist-in-Residence Programs, Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies

September 25, 2005

NJJMF: Family Jewish Broadway Sing-A-Long, W. Orange, NJ, Sep 25

NJ Jewish musicfestival
Family Jewish Broadway Sing-A-Long

Sunday, September 25 • 1:30pm FREE
Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center, 4 Boland Drive, West Orange
Rain location: Cooperman JCC

Sunrise Sunset, A Whole New World, Popular, A Hard Knock Life —do you know the lyrics to these incredible songs written by Jewish composers? An outdoor concert for the whole family with song sheets provided to sing along with Broadway professionals. Dress up as your favorite character and join in the fun!

December 10, 2005

Handel's Judas Maccabaeus, St. Louis, MO, Dec 10

For the third year in a row the St. Louis Circle of Jewish Music will collaborate in presenting excerpts from - but most of - George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Judas Maccabaeus" in observance of the approaching season of Chanukah. The concert will take place Saturday evening, December 10th, 7pm at Congregation B'nai Amoona, featuring the University City Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dr. Leon Burke, III. Members of the Circle will sing the solos, and a choir of volunteers from the various congregational choirs will be joined by those members of the audience who have purchased scores. Other music to be performed will include the "Suite Hebraique" by Ernest Bloch featuring viola soloist Anna Lackshewitz, and an arrangement by me for male choir (quartet in this case) of a traditional Dutch melody for "Shenei Zeitim," a piyut for Shabbat of Chanukah.

December 16, 2005

Handel's Judas Maccabaeus, Flushing, Queens, NY, Dec 16

The Free Synagogue of Flushing will be presenting
Judas Maccabaeus on Friday, December 16th, 2005.
Shabbat Service at 8:15 pm, concert at 8:45 pm. The
concert will feature Free Synagogue's own Cantor
Steven Pearlston, the Free Synagogue Professional
Choir, Organist Robert Barrows, Live Trumpets!, and a
narration by Rabbi Jo David. Meet the artists at a
festive reception following the concert. Free parking
on premises. Chair lift available. All are invited.

The Free Synagogue of Flushing is located in downtown
Flushing, Queens (New York City), NY at 41-60 Kissena
Boulevard, between Main Street and Sanford Avenue.
Call for information about this and other programs:
718-961-0030 www.freesynagogue.org

January 27, 2006

Charming Hostess, Baltimore, MD, 27 Jan

band publicity photoCharming Hostess
Friday 27 & Sat 28 January
8pm
Creative Alliance
presented by Charm City Club
3134 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD

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January 28, 2006

Charming Hostess, Baltimore, MD, 28 Jan

band publicity photoCharming Hostess
Friday 27 & Sat 28 January
8pm
Creative Alliance
presented by Charm City Club
3134 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD

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January 29, 2006

Charming Hostess, NYC, 29 Jan

band publicity photoCharming Hostess
Sunday 29 January
10pm
Tonic
107 Norfolk Street
NYC

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March 7, 2006

Charming Hostess, Washington, DC, Mar 7

band publicity photoCharming Hostess
Tuesday, Mar 7, 7:30pm
Washington, DC
Busboys & Poets
Corner of 14th & V Streets NW
Singing "Benjamin in Love: A Song Cycle"

March 9, 2006

Charming Hostess, Seattle, WA, Mar 9

band publicity photoCharming Hostess
Thursday, Mar 9, 7:30pm
Seattle, WA
Tractor Tavern 5213 Ballard Ave NW
Singing "Benjamin in Love: A Song Cycle"

March 10, 2006

Charming Hostess, Portland, OR, Mar 10

band publicity photoCharming Hostess

Friday, Mar 10, 7pm
Portland, OR
In Other Words: A Conversation with ChoHo
8 NE Killingsworth St
A chat in a bookstore

9pm, House Concert Charming Hostess sings in an intimate setting. RSVP for details
Singing "Benjamin in Love: A Song Cycle"

March 26, 2006

Charming Hostess, Berkeley, CA, Mar 26

band publicity photoCharming Hostess

Sunday, Mar 26, noon-5pm
Berkeley, CA
1414 Walnut Street at Rose
Hosted by Josh Kornbluth

April 26, 2006

Charming Hostess, San Francisco, CA, Apr 26

band publicity photoCharming Hostess

Wednesday, Apr 26
San Francisco, CA
Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street
(between Scott and Pierce)

Singing "Benjamin in Love: A Song Cycle"

May 21, 2006

Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, NYC, May 21

Special Yiddish/English concerts May 21!

Having recently performed at Lincoln Center and Shea Stadium
and recorded its first CD,
THE JEWISH PEOPLE'S PHILHARMONIC CHORUS (JPPC)
conducted by BINYUMEN ("BEN") SCHAECHTER,
will perform musical adaptations of the works of
SHOLEM ALEICHEM and I.L. PERETZ
commemorating 90 years since their deaths.

Highlights:

  • A rarely heard operetta based on Sholem Aleichem's beloved Tom Sawyer-ish character, MOTL PEYSI DEM KHAZNS ("Motl, Peysi the Cantor's Son")

  • A stirring musical adaptation of Peretz's classic short story, OYB NIT NOKH HEKHER ("If Not Higher Still")

  • Selections from the JPPC's new CD, ZINGT! A CELEBRATION OF YIDDISH CHORAL MUSIC


All in Yiddish, with English translations.

When: Sunday, May 21, at 2:00 and at 4:30
Where: Hebrew Union College, 1 West 4th St. (betw. Broadway & Mercer St.),
New York, NY
Admission: Adults: $15; Seniors, students: $10

PHOTO ID required, all adults age 18 & up

For tickets and additional information:
Jo Abrams (646) 602-2007

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Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, NYC, May 21

SHOLEM ALEICHEM, I.L. PERETZ, AND OUR NEW CD

THE JEWISH PEOPLE'S PHILHARMONIC CHORUS (JPPC),
conducted by BINYUMEN ("BEN") SCHAECHTER,
will perform musical adaptations of the works of
I.L. Peretz and Sholem Aleichem,
to commemorate 90 years since their respective deaths.

Last year's JPPC spring concert was so well attended
that many had to be turned away.
Thus, this year the JPPC will give two identical performances on May 21, at
2:00 and 4:30

Where: Hebrew Union College, 1 West 4th Street

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June 4, 2006

Divahn headlines, Philadelphia, PA, Jun 4

Tsiyon: Israel's Jewish Cultural Tapestry in Song and Music ~ a Concert ~


Sunday, June 4, 2006 4-6:30 pm
Stein Auditorium, Nesbitt Hall
Drexel University
33rd and Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA
FREE and open to the public
Refreshments served!
Information: 215-895-6388 The first half of the
concert will feature tenor Richard Lenatsky and the Shira Hadasha Choir.
The 2nd half will feature Divahn.

KlezFest!, Dix Hills, NY, Jun 4

Want to come to a simcha without having to get all dressed
up? Then make your way to KLEZFEST! on Long Island at Dix
Hills Jewish Center, 555 Vanderbilt Pkwy., Dix Hills, NY,
Sun., June 4, 2006 7:00pm The show features the world-
renowned band Kapelye (Ken Maltz, Pete Sokolow, and Eric
Berman), joined by klezmer all-stars Cookie Segelstein,
Alex Kontorovich, Gennady Gutkin, and Michael Spielzinger.
First half showcases the fabulous talents of Yiddish
singers Joanne Borts, Chazzn Moishe Bear, the DHJC
Kinderchor, and surprise guests. The second half presents
Yiddish dance master Steve Weintraub, who will perform and
lead a Music and Dance Party. He will also give a pre-
concert workshop at the synagogue from 4:00-5:30pm.
General admission is $25 and up (kids tix are $10) and
refreshments will be available.

September 8, 2006

Charming Hostess w/Fred Frith and more, Oakland, CA, Sep 8

band publicity photoCharming Hostess

Friday 8 September
8 PM
with Fred Frith, Yuka Honda and eRikm
(AMAZING, NOT-TO-BE-MISSED PEOPLE)
Mills College Concert Hall
5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland

September 14, 2006

Charming Hostess, Berkeley, CA, Sep 14

band publicity photoCharming Hostess
Thursday 14 September
6:30 PM
Talking and singing about Walter Benjamin
Magnes Museum
2911 Russell Street
Berkeley

September 16, 2006

Open rehearsals for Yiddish Community Chorus, Brookline, MA, Sep 16

Open Rehearsals A Besere Velt (A Better World): Yiddish Community Chorus of the Workmen痴 Circle
Saturday, September 16 and Saturday, September 30
3:30-5:30pm
1762 Beacon Street, Brookline

A Besere Velt (A Better World), Yiddish Community Chorus of the Workmen痴 Circle, opens its membership once a year. We sing songs of freedom and struggle from progressive Jewish cultural tradition. Performances throughout the year. All voices welcome. No knowledge of Yiddish required. For more information contact Lisa Gallatin at 617.566.6164.

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September 30, 2006

Open rehearsals for Yiddish Community Chorus, Brookline, MA, Sep 30

Open Rehearsals A Besere Velt (A Better World): Yiddish Community Chorus of the Workmen痴 Circle
Saturday, September 16 and Saturday, September 30
3:30-5:30pm
1762 Beacon Street, Brookline

A Besere Velt (A Better World), Yiddish Community Chorus of the Workmen痴 Circle, opens its membership once a year. We sing songs of freedom and struggle from progressive Jewish cultural tradition. Performances throughout the year. All voices welcome. No knowledge of Yiddish required. For more information contact Lisa Gallatin at 617.566.6164.

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December 3, 2006

Strauss-Warschauer Duo, Mokum Alef, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Dec 3

band photoStrauss-Warschauer Duo with Yiddish choir Mokum Alef

Sunday-evening 3 december
Concert-hall: De IJsbreker
Weesperzijde 23
Amsterdam

Mokum Alef at 19.30; ticket € 7
The Strauss/Warschauer Duo at 21.00; ticket € 18
combi-kaart € 22,50 (former members of the choir: € 20)

Information and bookings:
Boudewijn Snoeck
020 ュ 627 99 01
www.mokumalef.nl
With the support of: Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and friends of Mokum Alef

Jewish Male Choir, London, UK, Dec 3

London Jewish Male Choir - A Celebration of 80 Years
Sun 3rd Dec, 7:30pm
St Johns Smith Square, Westminster, London (UK)

Tickets £15, £20 available from:
The Box Office, St. John's, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA
Tel: 020 7222 1061
Web: www.sjss.org.uk

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December 15, 2006

"A Festival of Choirs," NYC, Dec 15

NYC Rodeph Shalom Children's ChoirOver 250 adults and children will celebrate Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, in concert, 3 P.M., Sunday, December 10, 2006 as Congregation Rodeph Sholom of Manhattan hosts its unique, multigenerational Festival of Choirs. The seventh annual concert will feature cantors and their volunteer adult and children’s choirs from all over the New York metropolitan area. This year, the first night of Chanukah is Friday, December 15, 2006.

A Festival of Choirs is free of charge and open to the entire community.

Congregation Rodeph Sholom is located at 7 West 83rd Street off of Central Park West in Manhattan. For more information about this concert, please call (212) 362-8800, ext. 1337.

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December 17, 2006

Shirah, Tenfly, NJ, Dec 17

The Thurnauer School of Music presents... SHIRAH Featuring: Matthew Lazar, Founding Director and Conductor Beth Robin at the Piano Annual Chanukah Concert Sunday, December 17, 2006 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM Eric Brown Theater Jewish Community Center on the Palisades 411 East Clinton Avenue Tenafly, New Jersey 07670 Tickets: $15.00---General Admission $10.00---JCC Members $ 7.50---Students and Seniors Reservations and Information: (201) 569-7900, ext. 235 Directions: www.jccotp.org

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March 3, 2007

Ensemble Lucidarium "La ISTORIA de PURIM", Batavia, IL, Mar 17

C.A.I.F. - Cultural Association of Italians at Fermilab
I.I.C. - Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Chicago
Present

Ensemble Lucidarium "La ISTORIA de PURIM"
Jewish Music and Poetry in Renaissance Italy
Saturday, March 17, 8 pm
FERMILAB (Batavia, IL)
Ramsey Auditorium
Tickets: $ 10.00 ($ 5.00 under 18)
(630) 840 2787 (ARTS)
CAIF c/o K. Akhobadze
(630) 840 2986

www.iichicago.esteri.it
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The Ensemble Lucidarium, a famous international group of scholar musicians specialized in the works of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, will perform: "La Istoria de Purim," Jewish music and poetry from the Italian Renaissance, which was awarded first prize in 2004 by the European Association for Jewish Culture.

In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, northern Italy was a meeting place for three separate Jewish communities: Ashkenazi, Jews coming from northeastern Europe, Sephardic Jews from the Iberian peninsula, and Italikim who had been in Italy since the days of the Roman Empire. The music from this period is characterized by a fertile exchange of ideas and culture between Jews and gentiles. The texts transcribed into the Hebrew alphabet in four-verse stanzas are written in the colorful Jewish vernacular spoken in the Po valley during the sixteenth century. The rhymes were typical of the songs performed to celebrate the festival of Purim by recounting the story of Queen Esther. Ensemble Lucidarium has reconstructed the music through painstaking research into sixteenth-century music and oral traditions still alive in certain areas of the Tuscan and Emilian Apennines.

This concert has been organized with the support of Congregation Beth Shalom
of Naperville and E.A.J.C. (European Association for Jewish Culture).

May 20, 2007

Yiddish Choir Hejmisj Zain, Soest, the Netherlands, May 20, 2007

Yiddish Choir Hejmisj Zain
May 20th 2007:
Location: Rembrandtkapel, Rembrandtlaan 10, Soest.
Entree: € 4,00.

For information or reservations: email Yiddish Choir Hejmisj Zain, or tel. 0031-35-6940618.

Yiddish Choir Hejmisj Zain, Soest, the Netherlands, May 20, 2007

June 10nd 2007
Concert of Yiddish Choir Hejmisj Zain (Amsterdam, Holland,
with Bart Lelivelt (accordeon) and Joris van Beek (violin)
in the "Amstelkerk", Amstelveld 1, Amsterdam.

Entree: € 9,00, € 8,00 and € 5,00(children till 12 years old).

For information or reservations: email Yiddish Choir Hejmisj Zain, or tel. 0031-35-6940618.

May 27, 2007

Amsterdam Synagogue Choir, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, May 27, 2007

The Amsterdam Synagogue Choir will be in concert, with a special selection
from our new Rosh Hashanah, Pesach and Chanukah repertoire.

Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 91, Amsterdam (Holland)
Sunday 27 may 2007, 20.30

Tickets cost €10 and may be ordered through
our website www.ask-choir.org

June 3, 2007

Zamir w/Kol B'Seder, Boston, MA, Jun 3

Sunday, June 3, 8:00 pm at Sanders Theatre: Classical meets cool, rousing meets reflective -- music celebrating the enduring spirit and dramatic stories of the Jewish people. Our annual Sanders extravaganza joins Zamir, under the direction of Artistic Director Joshua Jacobson, with Cantor Jeff Klepper and Rabbi Daniel Freelander, of Kol B'Seder. The world-renowned duo, founded in 1973, has influenced the modern American Jewish movement with their unique, contemporary sound, which some have dubbed "American nusach."

The evening kicks off with Zamir performing majestic classics by 19th-century synagogue composer Louis Lewandowski, as well as expressive settings of biblical texts by Americans Leonard Bernstein, Daniel Pinkham, and Randall Thompson. The centerpiece is the brilliant a cappella "Roni Akarah," a rarely performed work by Israel's Paul Ben-Haim.

Kol B'Seder will take the stage to present new pieces and old favorites, followed by a joint set with Zamir and an instrumental ensemble led by Hankus Netsky, including new settings of Kol B'Seder's best-loved songs such as "Shalom Rav" (abundant peace). Be sure to order your tickets in advance for this special evening!

June 10, 2007

Yiddish Choir Hejmisj Zain. Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Jun 10, 2007

Annual concert of Yiddish Choir Hejmisj Zain
conductor: Jules Bart and with Joris van Beek, violin and Bart Lelivelt, accordeon:

June 10th, Amsterdam, 15.00 hours.
Amstelkerk, Amstelveld 10, Amsterdam.
Entrance: € 9,00, € 8,00 (students, 65+) and € 5,00
(children up till 12 years).

For information or reservations: email Yiddish Choir Hejmisj Zain, or tel. 0031-35-6940618.

Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, NYC, Jun 10

RESERVE THE DATE!
Sunday, June 10, 2007,

THE JEWISH PEOPLE'S PHILHARMONIC CHORUS (JPPC),
conducted by BINYUMEN ("BEN") SCHAECHTER

will perform rarely-heard choral arrangements of the great songs of Mark Warshawsky and Mordecai Gebirtig including Afn pripetshik, Es brent, Di mizinke oysgegebn, Hulyet hulyet kinderlekh, Dem milners trern, Akhtsik er un zibetsik zi, and more!

Also, the new compact disc recorded by the JPPC, ZINGT! - A CELEBRATION OF YIDDISH CHORAL MUSIC will be available!

Hebrew Union College, 1 West 4th Street, NYC
www.thejppc.org

Sydneham Shul Choir from Johannesburg, Montclair, NJ, Jun 10, 2007

Coming this Sunday and Monday!

Two concerts:
Sunday, June 10th, 2007 - Montclair State University, NJ
Monday, June 11th, 2007 - Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Order tickets on line at www.boxofficetickets.com/sydenhamchoir or call 800-494-8497.

For further information call the Center office at 718-997-5730.

See information on the web at:
www.bizconnector.com/usp/lpg/2/SydnehamChoir/Celebration3.html

Shalom y Esperanza: Jewish-Latino Connections, Bethesda, MD, Jun 10, 2007

Sunday, June 10th: SHALOM Y ESPERANZA: JEWISH-LATINO CONNECTIONS (Bethesda/Chevy Chase)

CORAL CANTIGAS, Washington's Latin American Chorus
in a co-presentation with
ZEMER CHAI, Washington's Jewish Chorus
and guest artist
Ramón Tasat, Argentinean Cantor

present
SHALOM Y ESPERANZA: JEWISH-LATINO CONNECTIONS

SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2007 @ 7 PM
Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church
6601 Bradley Boulevard (Rt. 191), Bethesda, Maryland
Handicap accessible / Ample Free Parking

Tickets: $15 - $25. Free Niños tickets for ages 12 & under
Group discounts for 8 or more adults with advance purchase
FOR TICKETS visit www.cantigas.org or call 301-424-8296
Información en Español: 301-424-8296

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June 11, 2007

Sydneham Shul Choir from Johannesburg, Hempstead, NY, Jun 11, 2007

Coming this Sunday and Monday!

Two concerts:
Sunday, June 10th, 2007 - Montclair State University, NJ
Monday, June 11th, 2007 - Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Order tickets on line at www.boxofficetickets.com/sydenhamchoir or call 800-494-8497.

For further information call the Center office at 718-997-5730.

See information on the web at:
www.bizconnector.com/usp/lpg/2/SydnehamChoir/Celebration3.html

July 1, 2007

Kol Isha led by women cantors, London, UK, July 1

Sunday 1 July 2007
Kol Isha – the voices of women
sing praises to the Almighty

The beautiful voices of women, singing Jewish psalms and prayers will be heard in a ground breaking concert on Sunday 1st July. Britain's first and newly ordained cantor, Jaclyn Chernett of Kol Nefesh Masorti Synagogue, Edgware is joined by Josée Wolff*, the first woman from the European continent to be ordained Cantor at the School of Sacred Music at Hebrew Union College, New York (where she now teaches). Two sopranos, Vivienne Bellos, Director of Music, North Western Reform Synagogue, Golders Green and Cathy Heller-Jones, Director of Music, Liberal Jewish Synagogue St John's Wood, who have been leading prayers in their synagogues through music for decades, feature in this concert, which also introduces Zoë Jacobs, a young British woman studying in America to become a cantor.

The concert at 8.00pm on Sunday 1 July takes place in the beautiful sanctuary of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John's Wood. There will be a pre-concert talk at 7.00pm on the subject of the role of women's voices in religious Judaism throughout history, given by another woman playing an important role in Jewish music, Dr Abigail Wood, who is now the Joe Loss Lecturer in Jewish Music, SOAS, University of London.

*Cantor Josee Wolff will be running a 4 day JMI intensive workshop for synagogue musicians at Leo Baeck College from 2 -5 July. To attend Tel 020 8909 2445 or register online at Website www.jmi.org.uk

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September 17, 2007

Auditions for Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus Sep 17, Sep 24, NYC

Dear Friend of the Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus:

The Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus (JPPC) of New York, which specializes in Yiddish choral music, will hold auditions for all voice parts on:
Monday evening, September 17 and
Monday evening, September 24,
on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

The 40-member chorale, which has recently performed at Shea Stadium, Lincoln Center, and the North American Jewish Choral Festival - as well as released its first CD, "Zingt! A Celebration of Yiddish Choral Music" (which has drawn raves), - is committed to the highest quality of performance.

The auditions are by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling (646) 602-2007 or emailing .

Candidates must have a good ear, be able to sing in harmony and have a voice that blends.

*No* knowledge of Yiddish is necessary. Translations are always provided.

Rehearsals are held weekly from September through early June on Monday evenings on the Upper West Side.

The JPPC is conducted by Binyumen Schaechter.

More info about the JPPC can be found at www.thejppc.org.

The JPPC is a non-discriminatory organization and welcomes singers of all faiths; membership in the Chorale is open to qualified singers without regard to religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

September 24, 2007

Auditions for Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus Sep 17, Sep 24, NYC

Dear Friend of the Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus:

The Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus (JPPC) of New York, which specializes in Yiddish choral music, will hold auditions for all voice parts on:
Monday evening, September 17 and
Monday evening, September 24,
on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

The 40-member chorale, which has recently performed at Shea Stadium, Lincoln Center, and the North American Jewish Choral Festival - as well as released its first CD, "Zingt! A Celebration of Yiddish Choral Music" (which has drawn raves), - is committed to the highest quality of performance.

The auditions are by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling (646) 602-2007 or emailing .

Candidates must have a good ear, be able to sing in harmony and have a voice that blends.

*No* knowledge of Yiddish is necessary. Translations are always provided.

Rehearsals are held weekly from September through early June on Monday evenings on the Upper West Side.

The JPPC is conducted by Binyumen Schaechter.

More info about the JPPC can be found at www.thejppc.org.

The JPPC is a non-discriminatory organization and welcomes singers of all faiths; membership in the Chorale is open to qualified singers without regard to religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

October 3, 2007

Toronto Jewish Folk Choir, Toronto, Canada, Oct 3

82nd Season of Toronto Jewish Folk Choir Begins Oct. 3

The Toronto Jewish Folk Choir, Canada's oldest continuing Jewish performing group, begins its 82nd season on October 3, 7.30 p.m. at the Winchevsky Centre, 585 Cranbrooke Ave. (5 blocks n. of Lawrence, just east of Bathurst). The choir has soprano, alto, bass-baritone and tenor sections. Music reading ability is definitely a plus, but those with good voice and fast-learning skills are also welcome. Then 2007-2008 season will feature excerpts from "Di yam gazlonim" ("Pirates of Penzance" in Yiddish), Yiddish and international folk songs, beloved pieces by Avrom Goldfadden, and Israeli songs in Hebrew, Yiddish and English. Annual fees are $150.00, but exceptions are made for low-income singers. For more information, contact the Co-President, Enid Moscovitch, at 416-709-5502, or Ben Shek: 416-489-7681.

October 18, 2007

Zamir Chorale, The Gevatron, Brookline, MA, Oct 18, 2007

Israel Prize winners, The Gevatron: The Israeli Kibbutz Singers, will perform with America's foremost Jewish choral ensemble, the Zamir Chorale of Boston, on Thursday evening, October 18, 7:30 pm at Congregation Kehillath Israel in Brookline.

"Those Were the Days - These Are the Songs" is sponsored by the Zamir Chorale of Boston and the Jewish Agency, and cosponsored by the Consulate of Israel to New England and the Combined Jewish Philanthropies.

Tickets are $18 for unreserved seats, $36 for reserved seats; $12 for students and seniors and are available on line, www.zamir.org or by calling Zamir, 617/244-6333.

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December 1, 2007

Shir Chadash musical celebration of Chanukah, Brooklyn, NYC, Dec 1, 2007

Shir Chadash: The Brooklyn Jewish Community Chorus
directed by Natasha Hirschhorn

PRESENTS
"Not by Might, but by Spirit" A musical celebration of Chanukah

Enjoy classical selections by Mussorgsky and Handel, Chanukah liturgy in exquisite settings, and holiday favorites, old and new with surprise guest artists

Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Children under 13 admitted free

Saturday, December 1st at 7:45PM
East Midwood Jewish Center
with Chazzan Sam Levine and the EMJC choir
1625 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230
This concert made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.
In Kings County, the Decentralization Program is administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC)

For more information, or to reserve tickets, please call 718-338-3800.

Shir Chadash musical celebration of Chanukah, Brooklyn, NYC, Dec 1, 2007

Shir Chadash: The Brooklyn Jewish Community Chorus
directed by Natasha Hirschhorn

PRESENTS
"Not by Might, but by Spirit" A musical celebration of Chanukah

Enjoy classical selections by Mussorgsky and Handel, Chanukah liturgy in exquisite settings, and holiday favorites, old and new with surprise guest artists

Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Children under 13 admitted free

Sunday, December 9th at 5PM
Kings Bay YM-YWHA
3495 Nostrand Avenue (between Avenues U and V), Brooklyn, NY 11229 This concert is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC)

For more information, or to reserve tickets, please call 718-648-7703, ext 226.

December 2, 2007

Judas Maccabeus, Worcester, MA, Dec 2, 2007

JUDAS MACCABAEUS

Sunday, December 2, 2007
3:00 pm
Temple Emanuel, 280 May St., Worcester, MA
(pre-concert lecture at 2:00 in the Rose Chapel)

The Master Singers of Worcester is proud to present the first Worcester performance in decades of George Frederick Handel’s epic work about the Maccabean struggle, Judas Maccabaeus. During the composer’s lifetime, this dramatic oratorio was second in popularity only to Messiah. Recounting in music the liberation of Judea from the persecution of the Syrians, Handel’s vivid score is replete with splendid choruses, and brilliant writing for soloists and full orchestra. The chorus will be joined by the Master Singers Youth Chorus and the Shrewsbury Youth Singers, and by guest artists baritone Solomon Cross, mezzo-soprano D’Anna Fortunato, tenor Daniel Mutlu (Cantor at Temple Emanuel), and soprano Marina Shemesh (Cantor at Worcester’s Congregation Beth Israel). A pre-concert lecture “What is The Real Story of Chanukah?” will be presented by Temple Emanuel Rabbi Jordan Millstein.

Tickets: www.mswma.org/frameset.html

I'm sure that you'll be able to purchase them at the door as well.

Open Sing w/Zamir Chorale, Newton, MA, Dec 2, 2007

The Zamir Chorale of Boston invites you to
an Open Sing of Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and choruses from Handel's oratorio JUDAS MACCABAEUS.
Joshua R. Jacobson, conductor
Frederick Metzger, boy soprano
and Edwin Swanborn, pianist

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, 3 pm, at Temple Reyim,
1860 Washington Street, Newton, MA.
near the Woodland Green Line (D) T stop
Admission: $10; $8 for students and seniors.

Vocal scores, included in the cost of admission, will be available at the door.
Join us as a singer or just a listener.
For further information, call 617-244-6333.

December 5, 2007

Zamir Chorale, Boston, MA, Dec 5, 2007

Boston's Zamir Chorale

Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, European/Old Master Paintings Gallery, Wednesday, December 5 at 7:30 pm. Join us for a Hanukkah concert in this resonant and inspiring setting.

December 9, 2007

Festival of Choirs, NYC, Dec 9, 2007

CHOIRS AND CANTORS LIGHT ONE CANDLE THIS CHANUKAH

Over 200 adults and children will celebrate Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, in concert, 3 P.M., Sunday, December 9, 2007 as Congregation Rodeph Sholom of Manhattan hosts its unique, multigenerational Festival of Choirs. The eighth annual concert will feature cantors and their volunteer adult and children’s choirs from all over the New York metropolitan area. This year, the first night of Chanukah is Friday, December 4, 2007.

A Festival of Choirs is free of charge and open to the entire community.

Congregation Rodeph Sholom is located at 7 West 83rd Street off of Central Park West in Manhattan. For more information about this concert, please call (212) 362-8800, ext. 1337.

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December 11, 2007

Choral Arts Society, Philadelphia, PA, Dec 11, 2007

Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia presents:

This season's holiday concert will be more than a little unusual. Dedicated to the celebration of Hanukkah, it will combine music both old and new, taking us back to the 17th century, when the famous violinist and composer Salomone Rossi wrote the first polyphonic setting of the Shabbat Service. To complement the splendid ceremonial music of Rossi, Choral Arts has commissioned a Hanukkah Oratorio by internationally renowned composer David Ludwig. An ensemble of period instruments - recorders, baroque fiddles, sackbuts, lutes and percussion - will accompany this festive holiday concert. Bring the entire family!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007, 8 pm
Congregation Rodeph Shalom
615 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 8 pm
Temple Sinai of Dresher
1401 N. Limekiln Pike, Dresher, PA

There will be a pre-concert lecture 30 minutes before each performance.

For more information or to order tickets
visit www.choralarts.com
or call (215) 240-6417

Choral Arts Society, Dresher, PA, Dec 12, 2007

Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia presents:

This season's holiday concert will be more than a little unusual. Dedicated to the celebration of Hanukkah, it will combine music both old and new, taking us back to the 17th century, when the famous violinist and composer Salomone Rossi wrote the first polyphonic setting of the Shabbat Service. To complement the splendid ceremonial music of Rossi, Choral Arts has commissioned a Hanukkah Oratorio by internationally renowned composer David Ludwig. An ensemble of period instruments - recorders, baroque fiddles, sackbuts, lutes and percussion - will accompany this festive holiday concert. Bring the entire family!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007, 8 pm
Congregation Rodeph Shalom
615 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 8 pm
Temple Sinai of Dresher
1401 N. Limekiln Pike, Dresher, PA

There will be a pre-concert lecture 30 minutes before each performance.

For more information or to order tickets
visit www.choralarts.com
or call (215) 240-6417

December 16, 2007

Zamir Chorale, Stamford, CT, Dec 16, 2007

Boston's Zamir Chorale

Congregation Agudath Sholom in Stamford, Connecticut, Sunday, December 16 at 3:00 pm. Less than an hour from NYC! Join us for a special afternoon. For tickets, contact Naomi J. Marks, 203-358-2200.

December 24, 2007

Zamir Chorale, Newton, MA, Dec 24, 2007

Boston's Zamir Chorale

Annual Hanukkah Happens at Temple Emanuel, Newton, on Monday, December 24, 7:30 pm, featuring cantorial and choral music with Cantor Elias Rosemberg and orchestra (new orchestrations by Joshua Jacobson). Highlights include Machtenberg's "Shehecheyonu" and Schorr's "Sheyiboneh Beys HaMikdosh" as well as Sephardic melodies such as "Yom Zeh LeYisrael" and "Yismach Mosheh." For further information about Hanukkah Happens, contact Temple Emanuel 617-558-8150.
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February 18, 2008

la chorale juive de France, Paris, France, Feb 18, 2008

Je travaille le chant lyrique à Paris, dans la tessiture de ténor lyrique, en tant que soliste, également je chante dans des ch ur ou ensembles vocaux.
Depuis quasiment un an, je chante dans la chorale juive de France, dirigée par Hector SABO. Il y a 4 mois, je fus sollicité par le chef de ch ur pour être soliste, avec la volonté de développer l art cantorial.
A paris, lundi 18 février à 20h00, à la synagogue de Nazareth (Paris 3ème), nous faisons un concert, accompagné par deux hazzanim.

March 30, 2008

Nashirah, Philadelphia, PA, Mar 30, 2008

Nashirah: The Jewish Chorale of Greater Philadelphia will present
Im Tirtzu: Israel Celebrates 60

Sunday, March 30, at 3 PM

Congregation Rodeph Shalom
615 North Broad Street, Philadelphia

General Admission $25
For tickets or information, call
888-901-6274
or visit www.nashirah.org

Nashirah, the Jewish Chorale of Philadelphia, PA, Mar 30, 2008

Nashirah, the Jewish Chorale of Philadelphia.
Spring concert
March 30 at 3:00 P.M.
Congregation Rodeph Shalom
Philadelphia, PA.

The name of the concert is "Im Tir'zu: If You Will It". Further information, a contact telephone number and directions are available at our website: www.nashirah.org.

June 12, 2008

Film: 'At Home in Utopia', Boston, MA Jun 12, 2008

still from 'At home in utopia'Boston Jewish Film Festival: Encores
At Home in Utopia
(by filmmaker Michael Goldman, of "A Jumpin' Night in the Garden of Eden" fame)
8 pm
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Remis Auditorium

with filmmakers Michal Goldman, Ellen Brodsky, and special guest: Yiddish Community Chorus of the Workmen's Circle

MFA members, seniors, and students $8; general admission $9.
Tickets

June 14, 2008

Workshop: Amsterdam Jiddish choir +Warschauer-Strauss Duo, Amsterdam, Jun 14, 2008

Strass-WarschauerThe Amsterdam Jiddish choir Mokef Alef is organizing an exclusive
WORKSHOP given by Jeff Warschauer and Deborah Strauss on Saturday
afternoon the 14th of June 2008 in the Oosterkerk in Amsterdam at
14.30 hours.

Both as performers and coaches the Strauss-Warschauer Duo are one of
the most popular teams in the internatiomal Jiddish Klezmer scene.
Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warschauer have performed on the most famous
music platform in the world and give workshops throughout North
America and Europe. Their performance distinguishes itself by a varied
use of song and instruments.

Their work is a panorama and intimate mixture of many kinds of music
both traditional and contemporary.

They derive their inspiration from Klezmer, Jiddishe, Chassidic and
liturgical music, to which they add their own compositions.

For further information tel. nr. *31(0)20 627 99 01

Songs of Survival: Music of the Holocaust, San Francisco, CA, Jun 14, 2008

SONGS OF SURVIVAL: MUSIC OF THE HOLOCAUST

San Francisco Choral Artists invite you to join us in celebrating the power of music to sustain hope in times of despair. We remember those who perished in the Holocaust as well as those who survived, and how music kept many alive. With songs from the period and new works to celebrate light in times of darkness. Magen Solomon, Artistic Director.

SAN FRANCISCO:
Saturday, June 14, 2008; 8 PM,
St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church
500 De Haro Street

Tickets: $9-28
San Francisco Choral Artists
www.sfca.org
415-979-5779

June 15, 2008

Yiddish choir Mokum Alef, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Jun 15, 2008

Sunday afternoon 15th of June 2008 at 13.00 hours
Yiddish choir Mokum Alef
Kapitein Zeppos
Gebed zonder End 3-5, 1012 HS
Amsterdam
(www.Zeppos.nl)

June 19, 2008

Sephardic Dreams, W. Newton, MA, Jun 19, 2008

Koleinu, The Jewish Community Chorus of Boston presents
Sephardic Dreams
A concert of Jewish Choral Music highlighting Spanish, Romani and Arabic influences

On Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 8 pm, Koleinu, The Jewish Community Chorus of Boston, will present a concert of Jewish choral music, featuring a variety of Sephardic music at Temple Shalom, 175 Temple Street, West Newton, MA. Included in the concert are pieces in Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) and Hebrew, many of which show the literary and musical influences of Spanish, Romani, and Arabic cultures.

General admission tickets are $10 for advance purchase and $12 at the door. Donor seats in special section are $25. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.koleinu.org or call 617-559-8649.

June 21, 2008

Songs of Survival: Music of the Holocaust, Palo Alto, CA, Jun 21, 2008

SONGS OF SURVIVAL: MUSIC OF THE HOLOCAUST

San Francisco Choral Artists invite you to join us in celebrating the power of music to sustain hope in times of despair. We remember those who perished in the Holocaust as well as those who survived, and how music kept many alive. With songs from the period and new works to celebrate light in times of darkness. Magen Solomon, Artistic Director.

PALO ALTO:
Saturday, June 21, 2008; 8 PM
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
600 Colorado Avenue

Tickets: $9-28
San Francisco Choral Artists
www.sfca.org
415-979-5779

June 22, 2008

Songs of Survival: Music of the Holocaust, Oakland, CA, Jun 22, 2008

SONGS OF SURVIVAL: MUSIC OF THE HOLOCAUST

San Francisco Choral Artists invite you to join us in celebrating the power of music to sustain hope in times of despair. We remember those who perished in the Holocaust as well as those who survived, and how music kept many alive. With songs from the period and new works to celebrate light in times of darkness. Magen Solomon, Artistic Director.

OAKLAND:
Sunday, June 22, 2008; 4 PM
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
114 Montecito Avenue

Tickets: $9-28
San Francisco Choral Artists
www.sfca.org
415-979-5779

October 26, 2008

Zamir Chorale w/Jerusalem Academy Chamber Choir, Boston, MA, 26 Oct 2008

BOSTON AND JERUSALEM
DATE & TIME: Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: The Fenway Center at Northeastern University (corner St. Stephen and Gainsborough Streets)
(click here for directions)
COST: NU Students with ID free; Adults: $20. To buy tickets: www.gonu.com/tickets/

Northeastern University will present the only Boston appearance by the renowned Jerusalem Academy Chamber Choir, under the direction of Prof. Stanley Sperber. The Academy Choir, now in its 40th season, is considered one of Israel's finest vocal ensembles, performing frequently with the Israel Philharmonic and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. This will be the first concert on the choir's American tour.

Also on the program will be the Northeastern University Chamber Chorus and the Zamir Chorale of Boston, conducted by Prof. Joshua Jacobson. The program includes Daniel Pinkham's Wedding Cantata, Yehezkel Braun's Song of Songs, and other works by American and Israeli composers.

In a grand finale the three choirs will join forces, over one hundred voices strong.

For more information, call (617) 373-2671.

December 18, 2008

Zamir Chorale: The Art of Jewish Music, à la Russe

The Art of Jewish Music, à la Russe
A Centennial Celebration of the Society for Jewish Folk Music

Klára Móricz

Thursday, December 18, 2008
7:30 p.m., Berenson Hall
Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Rd., Newton, MA

$15 general admission; $10 students
Advanced registration required; seating is limited

Reserve Now

Questions? 617-559-8733

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February 22, 2009

Shirei Teva: Jewish Choirs celebrate nature through music, NYC, 22 Feb 2009

Shirei Teva: Jewish Choirs Celebrate Nature through Music Sunday, February 22, 2009 2:30 PM With Shir Chadash and Shirei Chesed Choirs conducted by Cantor Natasha J. Hirschhorn; Congregation Beth Simchat Torah Choir with Joyce Rosenzweig and Cantor David Berger; Kolot Halev Choir from Chevy Chase, Maryland conducted by Hazzan Dr. Ramon Tasat; and guest artists Stirring images of nature infuse Jewish choral music with singular magic. Richly fanciful depictions of the natural world – expressed in psalms, folk songs, and contemporary poetry – inspire this program, which will be presented in Hebrew, Ladino, Yiddish, and English. $10 adults, $7 students/seniors, $5 members Edmund J. Safra Hall Museum of Jewish Heritage Edmond J. Safra Plaza 36 Battery Place New York, NY 10280 General Information 1-646-437-4200

March 8, 2009

Newton Choral Soc & Zamir Chorale 8 Mar 2009

Two Choruses, One Voice
Newton Choral Society and Zamir Chorale of Boston
DATE: Sunday, March 8, 2009
TIME: 3:00 pm
LOCATION: Sanders Theatre, Cambridge
TICKETS: $36 (preferred seating) and $18
Tickets will go on sale at the end of January, www.zamir.org

Newton Choral Soc + Zamir Chorale of Boston, Cambridge, MA, 8 Mar 2009

Two Choruses, One Voice
Newton Choral Society and
Zamir Chorale of Boston

Leonard Bernstein Chichester Psalms; Mordecai Seter Festivals
Eric Whitacre Five Hebrew Love Songs; Randall Thompson The Peaceable Kingdom

DATE: Sunday, March 8, 2009
TIME: 3:00 pm
LOCATION: Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
TICKETS: $36 (preferred seating) and $18
www.zamir.org

March 21, 2009

"Choral Music from the Jewish Tradition", Cambridge, MA, 21 Mar 2009

Osnat NetzerMusica Sacra presents:
Give Ear To Thy People: Choral Music from the Jewish Tradition
Sat. March 21, 2009, 8:00 PM
First Church Congregational
11 Garden St.
Cambridge, MA
tickets: $10 - $40
free parking for all regularly priced tickets

Musica Sacra presents Jewish choral repertoire that juxtaposes the sacred and secular, the ancient and contemporary, the traditional and innovative. The concert will feature Paths of Stone and Water, a world premiere written for Musica Sacra by Osnat Netzer, Israeli composer and pianist. The concert also includes Aaron Copland's In the Beginning, which sets the Genesis creation story, music by Noam Elkies, Yiddish choral music from the early 20th century, and other selections from the Jewish diaspora.

March 28, 2009

Yale Klezmer Band & Yale Women's Slavic Chorus, New Haven, CT, 28 Mar 2009

Yale Klezmer Band & Yale Women's Slavic Chorus - 8:00 PM
Saturday, Mar. 28, 8:00 PM
Slifka Chapel
Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale
80 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Yale Klezmer Band will be in concert with the Yale Women's Slavic Chorus, featuring members of the undergraduate and New Haven communities performing Russian, Ukrainian and Croatian music.

Telephone: (203) 432-1134
Fax: (203) 432-8690
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July 12, 2009

20th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 12-16 Jul 2009

20th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival
July 12-16, 2009
Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
Kerhonkson, NY

  • Celebrate the joys of Jewish music with hundreds of singers, and the finest conductors and clinicians from across North America (and beyond)

  • Enjoy daily "community singing" and participate in an "instant choir"

  • Hear outstanding ensembles in nightly evening concerts featuring the best in Jewish choral music

  • Attend daily workshops focusing on a wide array of musical topics with outstanding clinicians

  • Jewish Hallelujah Chorus Festival Tradition - Singing the "Jewish Hallelujah Chorus" (Lewandowski's Psalm 150)


If you love Jewish music you've got to be there!

Click to download: Festival Brochure (PDF)
Hotel Reservation Form (PDF)

Zamir Choral FoundationFor more information, contact (212) 870-3335
www.zamirfdn.org

July 13, 2009

20th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 12-16 Jul 2009

20th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival
July 12-16, 2009
Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
Kerhonkson, NY

Click to download: Festival Brochure (PDF)
Hotel Reservation Form (PDF)

Zamir Choral FoundationFor more information, contact (212) 870-3335
www.zamirfdn.org

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July 14, 2009

20th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 12-16 Jul 2009

20th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival
July 12-16, 2009
Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
Kerhonkson, NY

Click to download: Festival Brochure (PDF)
Hotel Reservation Form (PDF)

Zamir Choral FoundationFor more information, contact (212) 870-3335
www.zamirfdn.org

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July 15, 2009

20th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 12-16 Jul 2009

20th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival
July 12-16, 2009
Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
Kerhonkson, NY

Click to download: Festival Brochure (PDF)
Hotel Reservation Form (PDF)

Zamir Choral FoundationFor more information, contact (212) 870-3335
www.zamirfdn.org

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July 16, 2009

20th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 12-16 Jul 2009

20th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival
July 12-16, 2009
Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
Kerhonkson, NY

Click to download: Festival Brochure (PDF)
Hotel Reservation Form (PDF)

Zamir Choral FoundationFor more information, contact (212) 870-3335
www.zamirfdn.org

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November 29, 2009

Sandra Layman w/Seattle Jewish Chorale, Kesselgarden, Seattle, WA, 29 Nov 2009

Sandra Layman CD, Little BlakckbirdYou're invited!

Sandra Layman will be performing with the Seattle Jewish Chorale and Kesselgarden at a free event on Sunday afternoon, November 29, between 2:00 and 5:00 pm, Barnes and Noble bookstore at University Village, NE Seattle.

It's a "pre-Hanukkah" event, with beautiful choral singing (including a lovely song for women's voices with violin), interludes of rousing klezmer music, and Hanukkah sing-alongs. Drop by, and bring the kids!

It's finally available -- at a special low price for the holiday gift-giving season -- the downloadable (MP3) version of my CD, "Little Blackbird"!
Preview and buy it at: Little Blackbird

December 15, 2009

The Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, Long Island, NY, 15 December 2009

Temple Hillel, Temple Beth El and Congregation Sons of Israel present

A CHANUKAH CONCERT

featuring

THE JEWISH PEOPLE'S PHILHARMONIC CHORUS

and

BINYUMEN SCHAECHTER, CONDUCTOR

Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 7:30 PM

Temple Beth El, 46 Locust Ave (near Broadway), Cedarhurst, NY 11516
516-569-2700

Admission Free

A Concert of Yiddish and Chanukah Music
Including Handel in Yiddish! is it possible? Come hear for yourselves!
ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS PROVIDED

Visit http://thejppc.org for more info about the Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus

December 24, 2009

Zamir Chorale, NYC, 24 Dec 2009

If you'll be in the New York City area on December 24, you might enjoy having something Jewish-musical to do while "other" music is filling the concert halls and air waves. Matthew Lazar will conduct the Zamir Chorale in its annual Winter Concert at Merkin Concert Hall (129 W. 67th Street) at 7:30 p.m. Featuring Cantor Jacob Ben-Zion Mendelson as guest soloist, the program will include a wide range of gems from the Jewish choral repertoire, from (post-) Hanukkah favorites to Paul Ben-Haim's impressive "Roni Akara" to Maurice Goldman's "Strange Happenings" (aka Avremele Melamed) and Moishe Oysher's "Chad Gadya."

Tickets at $36 and $25 are on sale at the box office, 212-501-3330, or online at www.kaufman-center.org

Zamir Chorale of Boston, Newton, MA, 24 Dec, 2009

Zamir Chorale of Boston

Thursday, December 24, 7:30 pm at Temple Emanuel in Newton.

Celebrate the 20th annual Hanukkah Happens concert with Zamir's favorite selections from past seasons, as well as the premiere performances of two works commissioned for the occasion: Kodesh Hem by noted composer Nick Page, with Cantor Elias Rosemberg, soloist; and Hallel Shir V'Or by 16-year-old composer Jeremiah Klarman. For more information, contact Temple Emanuel.

www.zamir.org

Zamir Chorale, NYC, 24 Dec 2009

If you'll be in the New York City area on December 24, you might enjoy having something Jewish-musical to do while "other" music is filling the concert halls and air waves. Matthew Lazar will conduct the Zamir Chorale in its annual Winter Concert at Merkin Concert Hall (129 W. 67th Street) at 7:30 p.m. Featuring Cantor Jacob Ben-Zion Mendelson as guest soloist, the program will include a wide range of gems from the Jewish choral repertoire, from (post-) Hanukkah favorites to Paul Ben-Haim's impressive "Roni Akara" to Maurice Goldman's "Strange Happenings" (aka Avremele Melamed) and Moishe Oysher's "Chad Gadya."

Tickets at $36 and $25 are on sale at the box office, 212-501-3330, or online at www.kaufman-center.org

January 31, 2010

Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, NYC, 31 Jan 2010

The Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center in the Bronx presents

"TSVISHN KHANIKE UN PURIM"
(Between Chanukah and Purim)

featuring

The Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus ("Der yidisher filharmonisher folkskhor")
and
Binyumen Schaechter, Conductor

Sunday, January 31, 2010, 3:00PM
A Concert of Great Yiddish Music Including Handel and Shostakovich in Yiddish!
Come hear for yourselves!

ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS PROVIDED

Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center
3301 Bainbridge Av. (at 208th St.), Bronx, NY 10467

Admission: $15; SACC members $10. No credit cards.
General admission. No reservations. Seating begins at 2:30.

Getting there:
D train to 205 St;
or 4 train to Mosholu Pkwy;
or MTA BxM4A/B express bus (via Madison Av) to Van Cortlandt Av / Bainbridge Av

Visit thejppc.org for more about The JPPC!

March 14, 2010

Zamir Chorale, Boston, MA, 14 Mar, 2010

Zamir Chorale of Boston

Sunday, March 14 at 4:00 pm: Zamir teams up with Chorus Pro Musica, under the direction of Betsy Burleigh, and the New England Philharmonic for a performance of Ernst Bloch's magnificent Sacred Service at Boston's John Hancock Hall, 180 Berkeley Street, Boston. For ticket information, call 617-267-7442 (M,W, F, 10:00-2:00) or contact Chorus Pro Musica.

www.zamir.org

Co-sponsored by the Boston Jewish Music Festival

March 21, 2010

Jewish Choral Festival, Boston, MA, 21 Mar, 2010

Hebrew College's Jewish Choral Festival

Sunday, March 21: Musicians and educators are invited to attend Hebrew College School of Jewish Music's Jewish Choral Festival, to be held at the Wellesley College Chapel. Free workshops will be offered in the afternoon, including "Unlocking the Cantillation Code," with Professor Joshua Jacobson, and more TBA soon! In the evening, Hebrew College's four choirs in residence, Zamir; Koleinu and Shir Tziyon (both directed by Carol Marton); and Kol Rinah (high school students directed by Avi Wolf), will perform in concert. For more information, contact Barbara Cassidy.

April 25, 2010

Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, 6th Street Synagogue, New York, NY, 25 April 2010

SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 2010, 3:00 PM
6th Street Sundays presents
A CAPPELLA CHORAL BLAST!
at
The 6th Street Community Synagogue
325 East 6th Street (between 1st & 2nd Avenues), New York City.

A cappella concert sung by 3 ensembles (JPPC, Polyhymnia, Zamir Chorale) each for 25-30'.
The JPPC sings in Yiddish, the others - in other languages.

Admission: $15 with advanced purchase
Door: $18 adults, $8 under 21
Added bonus - 1:30 Free vocal workshop open to all with paid admission.
sixthstreetsundays.eventbrite.com

Binyumen Schaechter, dirigent
Yidisher filharmonisher folkskhor

A Cappella Choral blast, NYC, 25 Apr 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010, 3:00 PM
6th Street Sundays presents
A Cappella Choral Blast!
at The 6th Street Community Synagogue
325 E. 6th St. (btw. 1st & 2nd Av.), NYC.

A cappella concert sung by 3 ensembles
(JPPC, Polyhymnia, Zamir Chorale)
each for 25-30'.
The JPPC sings in Yiddish, the others—in other languages.

Admission $15 with advanced purchase
Door: $18 adults, $8 under 21
Added bonus - 1:30 Free vocal workshop
open to all with paid admission.
sixthstreetsundays.eventbrite.com

May 2, 2010

Zamir Chorale, Wayland, MA, 2 May, 2010

Western Suburbs and South Shore, Here We Come!

Sunday, May 2 at 7:30 pm: The winning combination of the Zamir Chamber Chorus and the Jazz Tuber Trio will appear at Temple Shir Tikva, 141 Boston Post Road, in Wayland. Thanks to our newest board member, Robert Snyder, for sharing his appreciation for this special partnership with his synagogue! Watch your email for ticket information.

May 16, 2010

Zamir Chorale, Duxbury, MA, 16 May, 2010

Sunday, May 16 at 3:00 pm: Zamir brings its popular road show to the First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist, 842 Tremont Street, in Duxbury, Mass., where our longtime (and fabulous) accompanist, Edwin Swanborn, is Music Director. We hope to see our South Shore and Cape Cod friends for a fantastic afternoon of the best in Jewish choral music. Stay tuned for ticket details.

June 2, 2010

Zamir Chorale, Cambridge, MA, 6 June, 2010

JaZZamir at Sanders

Sunday, June 6 at 8:00 pm, Sanders Theatre, Cambridge: Mark your calendars (or program your phones) NOW because you won't want to miss JaZZamir, our annual spring concert. JaZZamir features jazz music from Israel, the Yiddish theater, the Broadway stage, and the synagogue. Zamir will be joined by guest performers Hankus Netsky, piano; Taki Masuko, percussion; and Amir Millstein, flute. Highlights include tunes by Dave Brubeck, Kurt Weill, Jef Labes, Ziggy Elman, as well as George Gershwin's "I Got Rhythm" and selections from Porgy and Bess, "A Yidisha Charleston," "Venezuela," "Niga El Ha-Chalom," and "Java Jive" (in Hebrew). This concert honors Peter and Nancy Finn, and Alan Teperow and Suzanne Hanser, devoted board members who work tirelessly on behalf of the Chorale.

June 10, 2010

Yiddish Chorus Haiti Benefit, Brookline, MA, 10 June 2010

Sing Out, Rebuild!

A concert to benefit the work of Partners in Health in Haiti
A Besere Velt
El Shaddai, A Haitian Choir
Irish Ensemble

Thursday, June 10, 2010
7:30 PM
All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA
circleboston.org

June 13, 2010

"Yiddish Classics & Yiddish Classical", NYC, 13 Jun 2010

Sunday, Jun. 13, 2010, 4:30 PM
The JPPC presents
Yiddish Classics and Yiddish Classical
at Symphony Space (a.k.a. Peter Norton Symphony Space)
2537 Broadway (at 95th Street), NYC.
Tickets: symphonyspace.org

This 2-hour concert includes classic Yiddish works, such as "Avremele melamed" and "Lomir ale zingen a zemerl" as well as Classical works in Yiddish, by Handel, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky!

English translations provided.

Featured soloists: Joshua Breitzer, Matthew Klein and child performer Temma Schaechter (the younger of Di Shekhter-tekhter).

Admission $25, $18.
Tickets: symphonyspace.org
About the JPPC: thejppc.org

Others whose works are represented in this concert:
Composer/arrangers: Ben Yomen, Goldman, Posner, Rauch, Shneyer, Teitelbaum, Zuckerman;
Poets/authors/translators: Bialik, Buchwald, Ha-Levi, Halpern, Helfman, Kahn, Lapin, Liesin, Olgin, Reisin, Ronch and Sorerives.

Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, Symphony Space, New York, NY, 13 June 2010

SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2010, 4:30 PM
The JPPC presents
YIDDISH CLASSICS AND YIDDISH CLASSICAL
at
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway (at 95th Street), New York City.
Tickets: symphonyspace.org

This 2-hour concert includes classic Yiddish works such as "Avremele melamed" and "Lomir ale zingen a zemerl", as well as Classical works in Yiddish, by Handel, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky!

English translations provided.

Featured soloists: Joshua Breitzer, Matthew Klein
and child performer
Temma-Leeba Schaechter
(the younger of "Di Shekhter-tekhter").

Admission: $25, 18.
Tickets: symphonyspace.org
About the JPPC: thejppc.org

Others whose works are represented in this concert include:
Composer/arrangers
Ben Yomen, Goldman, Posner, Rauch,
Shneyer, Teitelbaum, Zuckerman;
Poets/authors/translators
Bialik, Buchwald, Ha-Levi, Halpern, Helfman, Kahn,
Lapin, Liesin, Olgin, Reisin, Ronch & Sorerives.

Binyumen Schaechter, dirigent
Yidisher filharmonisher folkskhor

June 20, 2010

Strauss/Warschauer Duo & Philadelphia Workmen's Circle Chorus, Philadelphia, PA, 20 June 2010

Strass-WarschauerThe Friends of the Central Library present:
Zumerlid: Yiddish Songs & Klezmer Music for a Summer Day

Sunday June 20, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.

Featuring The Philadelphia Workmen's Circle Chorus
Cantor Naomi Hirsch, Conductor
Evelyn Goldhammer, Accompanist

with special guests, the Strauss/Warschauer Duo

Montgomery Auditorium | Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Accessible to people with physical disabilities at the Wood Street entrance.

THIS CONCERT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
For more information, call 215.686.5316 or 215.686.5309.
freelibrary.org

For 80 years, The Philadelphia Workmen's Circle Chorus has been delighting audiences of all ages singing exclusively in Yiddish, the language of Central and Eastern European Jews and their descendants throughout the world.

The internationally renowned Strauss/Warschauer Klezmer Duo has been at the forefront of the Yiddish music scene as performers and teachers for over 20 years.

June 30, 2010

Klezwoods, Somerville, MA, 30 Jun, 2010

KlezwoodsKlezwoods, an exciting Boston-based klezmer band, perform an energetic mix of klezmer, balkan, and arabic music with bass heavy grooves and eclectic instrumentation. Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica Mini opens.

Wed, June 30, 2010, 9pm
Johnny D's
17 Holland St. Somerville MA
Davis Square, across from the Davis T stop

(617) 776-2004
www.johnnyds.com

August 2, 2010

First Jewish Women's Music Festival, Falls Village, CT, Aug 2-8, 2010

festival photoJewish Womens' Music Festival
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Falls Village CT
August 2-8, 2010

The festival will feature classes with renowned artists, and workshops in song sharing, writing a spiritual song, song and ritual, using chant, drumming, leadership of an audience/reading an audience, choral leadership and a cappella performance (among others). Opportunities to jam will abound and every night there will be a performance as well as open mic opportunities. In the Elat Chayyim tradition, Shabbat will be the central part of the festival.

The festival culminates in a public performance at Isabella Freedman on Sunday, August 8th with featured performers including Vocolot, Rakia and Yofiah.

For further info: isabellafreedman.org/womensmusic
To register: thriva.activenetwork.com

August 3, 2010

First Jewish Women's Music Festival, Falls Village, CT, Aug 2-8, 2010

festival photoJewish Womens' Music Festival
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Falls Village CT
August 2-8, 2010

The festival will feature classes with renowned artists, and workshops in song sharing, writing a spiritual song, song and ritual, using chant, drumming, leadership of an audience/reading an audience, choral leadership and a cappella performance (among others). Opportunities to jam will abound and every night there will be a performance as well as open mic opportunities. In the Elat Chayyim tradition, Shabbat will be the central part of the festival.

The festival culminates in a public performance at Isabella Freedman on Sunday, August 8th with featured performers including Vocolot, Rakia and Yofiah.

For further info: isabellafreedman.org/womensmusic
To register: thriva.activenetwork.com

August 4, 2010

First Jewish Women's Music Festival, Falls Village, CT, Aug 2-8, 2010

festival photoJewish Womens' Music Festival
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Falls Village CT
August 2-8, 2010

The festival will feature classes with renowned artists, and workshops in song sharing, writing a spiritual song, song and ritual, using chant, drumming, leadership of an audience/reading an audience, choral leadership and a cappella performance (among others). Opportunities to jam will abound and every night there will be a performance as well as open mic opportunities. In the Elat Chayyim tradition, Shabbat will be the central part of the festival.

The festival culminates in a public performance at Isabella Freedman on Sunday, August 8th with featured performers including Vocolot, Rakia and Yofiah.

For further info: isabellafreedman.org/womensmusic
To register: thriva.activenetwork.com

August 5, 2010

First Jewish Women's Music Festival, Falls Village, CT, Aug 2-8, 2010

festival photoJewish Womens' Music Festival
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Falls Village CT
August 2-8, 2010

The festival will feature classes with renowned artists, and workshops in song sharing, writing a spiritual song, song and ritual, using chant, drumming, leadership of an audience/reading an audience, choral leadership and a cappella performance (among others). Opportunities to jam will abound and every night there will be a performance as well as open mic opportunities. In the Elat Chayyim tradition, Shabbat will be the central part of the festival.

The festival culminates in a public performance at Isabella Freedman on Sunday, August 8th with featured performers including Vocolot, Rakia and Yofiah.

For further info: isabellafreedman.org/womensmusic
To register: thriva.activenetwork.com

August 6, 2010

First Jewish Women's Music Festival, Falls Village, CT, Aug 2-8, 2010

festival photoJewish Womens' Music Festival
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Falls Village CT
August 2-8, 2010

The festival will feature classes with renowned artists, and workshops in song sharing, writing a spiritual song, song and ritual, using chant, drumming, leadership of an audience/reading an audience, choral leadership and a cappella performance (among others). Opportunities to jam will abound and every night there will be a performance as well as open mic opportunities. In the Elat Chayyim tradition, Shabbat will be the central part of the festival.

The festival culminates in a public performance at Isabella Freedman on Sunday, August 8th with featured performers including Vocolot, Rakia and Yofiah.

For further info: isabellafreedman.org/womensmusic
To register: thriva.activenetwork.com

August 7, 2010

First Jewish Women's Music Festival, Falls Village, CT, Aug 2-8, 2010

festival photoJewish Womens' Music Festival
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Falls Village CT
August 2-8, 2010

The festival will feature classes with renowned artists, and workshops in song sharing, writing a spiritual song, song and ritual, using chant, drumming, leadership of an audience/reading an audience, choral leadership and a cappella performance (among others). Opportunities to jam will abound and every night there will be a performance as well as open mic opportunities. In the Elat Chayyim tradition, Shabbat will be the central part of the festival.

The festival culminates in a public performance at Isabella Freedman on Sunday, August 8th with featured performers including Vocolot, Rakia and Yofiah.

For further info: isabellafreedman.org/womensmusic
To register: thriva.activenetwork.com

August 8, 2010

First Jewish Women's Music Festival, Falls Village, CT, Aug 2-8, 2010

festival photoJewish Womens' Music Festival
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
Falls Village CT
August 2-8, 2010

The festival will feature classes with renowned artists, and workshops in song sharing, writing a spiritual song, song and ritual, using chant, drumming, leadership of an audience/reading an audience, choral leadership and a cappella performance (among others). Opportunities to jam will abound and every night there will be a performance as well as open mic opportunities. In the Elat Chayyim tradition, Shabbat will be the central part of the festival.

The festival culminates in a public performance at Isabella Freedman on Sunday, August 8th with featured performers including Vocolot, Rakia and Yofiah.

For further info: isabellafreedman.org/womensmusic
To register: thriva.activenetwork.com

October 17, 2010

Zamir Chorale, Boston, MA, 17 Oct 2010

Halleluyah/Alleluia: Psalms of Praise

Sunday, October 17, 2010, 4:00-6:00 pm, Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St, Boston. Don't miss this celebration of the sesquicentennial of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church and the fifth anniversary of Boston Jewish Spirit. Emmanuel Center"Halleluyah/Alleluia" presents Jewish and Christian musical interpretations of psalms of praise from ancient to modern times, including works by Salamone Rossi, Louis Lewandowski, and Leonard Bernstein. Zamir joins with the Orpheus Singers, directed by James Olesen; and the Spectrum Singers, directed by John Ehrlich. Reverend Pamela Werntz and Rabbi Howard Berman will offer historical commentary. Tickets: $20; $10 for students with ID.
Tickets are available at the door or online.

October 24, 2010

Zamir Chorale, W. Hartford, CT, 24 Oct 2010

Sunday, October 24, 3:00 pm. Zamir will perform what Zamirniks lovingly call a "synagig" at the Charter Oak Cultural Center of Beth El Temple at 2626 Albany Ave, West Hartford, CT. A "synagig" encompasses the very best of Zamir--a taste of the traditional mixed with jazz, folk, Yiddish, and liturgical favorites. We'd love to see our Connecticut friends there! For ticket information, call Beth El Temple directly at 860-233-9696.

October 28, 2010

The Jewish people's Philharmonic Chorus, NYC, 28 October 2010

The Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus with Binyumen Schaechter, Conductor, are performing at The 5th New York International Choral Festival 2010 Thursday, October 28, 2010, 7:30 PM at Riverside Church
490 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10027.
Tickets: $20
For tickets: NYIntChoralFest.com
Tickets will be available at the door.
Seating is General Admission.

This concert includes 4 choruses, each performing for 15 minutes or so, plus an Orchestra, culminating in a number sung by all choruses together. The Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus is the only Jewish - or Yiddish - chorus on the bill.

ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS PROVIDED.

November 14, 2010

Echoes of the Holocaust, Durham, NH, 14 November 2010

Students, faculty members, and guests of the Department of Music present a lecture and four concerts that reflect upon the Holocaust of European Jews in the 20th century.

The music events of the Echoes of the Holocaust series feature pieces written by composers who died in Hitler's concentration camps, works written in the camps and performed by prisoners themselves, and
contemporary compositions inspired by these tragic events.

www.unh.edu/

November 20, 2010

Zamir w/Mystic Chorale, Boston, MA, 20 Nov 2010

"Upward" with the Mystic Chorale

Saturday, November 20, 8:00 pm, and Sunday, November 21, 3:30 pm. Zamir is delighted to perform as special guests of Nick Page's 200-voice Mystic Chorale for "Upward," a musical extravaganza at Converse Hall, Tremont Temple, 88 Tremont St, Boston. The weekend concerts will showcase the best of Jewish choral music as well as songs from diverse traditions. Tickets: $28; $15 for seniors and students. For more information, visit www.mysticchorale.org, or call 781-316-2500.

November 21, 2010

Zamir w/Mystic Chorale, Boston, MA, 21 Nov 2010

"Upward" with the Mystic Chorale

Saturday, November 20, 8:00 pm, and Sunday, November 21, 3:30 pm. Zamir is delighted to perform as special guests of Nick Page's 200-voice Mystic Chorale for "Upward," a musical extravaganza at Converse Hall, Tremont Temple, 88 Tremont St, Boston. The weekend concerts will showcase the best of Jewish choral music as well as songs from diverse traditions. Tickets: $28; $15 for seniors and students. For more information, visit www.mysticchorale.org, or call 781-316-2500.

December 3, 2010

Cantors and Choirs of Congregation Rodeph Sholom Chanukah Celebration, NYC, 3 Dec 2010

The Cantors and Choirs of Congregation Rodeph Sholom will celebrate Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, during Shabbat services, 6 P.M., Friday, December 3, 2010. The unique intergenerational service will feature Cantor Rebecca Garfein and Cantor Shayna De Lowe and the volunteer adult and children’s choirs from the synagogue. This year, the first night of Chanukah is Wednesday, December 1, 2010.

“Chanukah celebrates miracles and the power to overcome hardship,” according to Congregation Rodeph Sholom’s Senior Cantor, Rebecca Garfein. “For many people in our country, this has been an especially tough year. Chanukah can help remind us all of the everyday miracles in our lives.”

Some highlights of the service will be Peter Yarrow’s, “Light One Candle,” and “Bring on the Light,” a piece by composer, singer and actor, Danny Maseng, that was commissioned by Congregation Rodeph Sholom for Chanukah in 2001. The service will also feature the Children’s Choir for grades 2-8 and the Jr. Jr. Choir, which is for children from the pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grades.

Cantor Garfein will be joined by Rodeph Sholom’s Associate Cantor, Shayna De Lowe and Cantorial-Intern, Melanie Cooperman. Accompanying the cantors and choirs will be Rodeph Sholom’s organist, J. David Williams. Joining Mr. Williams will be: John Hadfield, percussion, Susan Rotholz, flute, Eliot Bailen, guitar and cello and Daniel Freeman, acoustic and electric bass.

The service is free of charge and open to the entire community.

Congregation Rodeph Sholom is located at 7 West 83rd Street off of Central Park West in Manhattan. For more information, please call (646) 454-3030 or go to www.rodephsholom.org.

December 5, 2010

5th Annual Open Sing, Newton, MA, 5 Dec 2010

Fifth Annual Open Sing: Handel and Bloch w/Zamir

Sunday, December 5, 3:00 pm, at Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington St, Newton.You've sung Messiah, now sing Handel's other great oratorio, Judas Maccabaeus, and the first three movements of the most sublime setting of the synagogue liturgy, Ernest Bloch's "Sacred Service." Open to all interested singers and listeners. Tickets: $10; $8 for seniors and students and GBCC members; available at the door only. Free admission for conductors and conducting students. Musical scores will be provided. Zamir is grateful to Phyllis and Michael z"l Hammer and the Newton Cultural Council for underwriting the Open Sing.

March 6, 2011

Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Commemoration w/A Besere Velt, Boston Jewish Music Festival, 6 Mar 2011

A Besere VeltBoston Jewish Music Festival
March 6, 4:00 pm

"The Cloth From Which We Are Cut"
A Besere Velt Yiddish Community Chorus with Hankus Netsky and Cantor Roy Einhorn

Temple Israel
477 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Tel: 617.566.3960

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Historical narrative and Yiddish folk music are woven together in a stirring account of the fire that changed America and left its mark on a Jewish immigrant community struggling to build a better life. Boston’s popular Workmen’s Circle Yiddish Chorus, the largest in the world, creates an unforgettable new work about this seminal event.

Tickets: $18 in advance, Seniors $15, $25 at the door. To purchase tickets click HERE.

Co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council, The Jewish Women’s Archive, and the Jewish Labor Committee.

March 13, 2011

Zamir Chorale & Brookline Chorus, "Totally Bernstein," Boston Jewish Music Festival, 13 Mar 2011

BJMF logoBoston Jewish Music Festival
Sunday, March 13, 2:00 pm

Totally Bernstein
With Zamir Chorale of Boston and Brookline Chorus

Sanders Theater, Cambridge
45 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 496-2222

Two great choral ensembles join together to salute and celebrate the compositions of Leonard Bernstein.

Tickets: $20 General admission, $15 Seniors/students in advance. At the door, $25. Purchase tickets by clicking HERE. Also available at the Sanders Box Office.

March 26, 2011

Nigunim Chorus, Berkeley, CA 26 Mar 2011

Saturday, March 26, 4:00pm, Afternoon of Song and Dance,
presented by the Nigunim Chorus.

Nigunim Community Singalong
At JCC East Bay: 1414 Walnut St. Berkeley, CA
Tickets: $10 at the door. Co-sponsored by KlezCalifornia. More info: 510.528.8872
www.nigunim.org

April 10, 2011

Zamir Chorale w/Middle East Harmonies, Cambridge, MA, 10 Apr 2011

The Zamir Chorale of Boston will present Middle East Harmonies at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 10. Conducted by Northeastern Professor and Zamir's founder and Artistic Director Joshua Jacobson, the concert will feature a meeting of the musical minds of the Middle East. Zamir will perform coordinated choral selections in both Arabic and Hebrew. We are thrilled to present as our special guests original members of Bustan Abraham in reunion. From 1991 until they disbanded in 2003, these Arab and Jewish musicians pioneered a unique form of instrumental music, combining elements of east and west, and Bustan was considered the finest ensemble of its kind.

The following evening, Monday, April 11, 7:30 pm at the Fenway Center, Northeastern University will host a symposium in conjunction with Middle East Harmonies. Presenters, including renowned ethnomusicologist Benjamin Brinner, will address the use of music to increase empathy and mutual understanding among people who have been separated by borders of various kinds and alienated by conflicting politics.

Cosponsoring and cooperating groups include: the Consulate General of Israel to New England, Northeastern University Departments of Music and Jewish Studies, Northeastern University's Middle East Center for Peace, Culture, and Development, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Harvard Hillel, the American Jewish Committee, the New Center for Arts and Culture, and Hebrew College.

May 22, 2011

The Choir of Rome's Tempio Maggiore, New York, NY, 22 May 2011

May 22 | The Choir of Rome's Tempio Maggiore for the first time in New York

Centro Primo Levi and the Museum of Jewish Heritage host Divinamente NYC Festival on the 150th Anniversary of the unification of Italy.

Sunday, May 22 at 2:30 pm
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280
Admission: $15 and $10 for MJH, CPL, ICI members
Box Office: (646) 437- 4202 - www.mjhnyc.org

Welcome remarks by the Consul General of Italy Francesco M. Talò and the Representative for International Affairs of the Jewish Community of Rome Giacomo Moscati. Introduction by Francesco Spagnolo, Francesco Spagnolo, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

For the first time in the US, the Choir of the "Tempio Maggiore" conducted by the renowned tenor Claudio Disegni and featuring the hazan of Rome, Alberto Funaro, and organist Federico del Sordo, will expose the New York public to the unique flavors and variations of the liturgical tradition of the Jews of Rome.

The concert will open with Giuseppe Verdi's "Và Pensiero," the Hebrew Chorus from Nabucco. This magnificent choral work, which has become a symbol of the unification of Italy, recalls the story of the Babylonian exile after the destruction of the First Temple. The program will celebrate unique examples of late 19th century compositions from the Jewish communities in Florence, Livorno and Rome as well as a 1920 version of Hatikvà by Armando Sorani based on the 17th Century ballade La Mantovana.

July 6, 2011

Yelena Shmuelenson and Binyumen Schaechter, New York, NY, 6 July 2011

Madagascar, Surinam, Birobidzhan, Argentina, Australia and, of course, Israel – these are all places where Jews tried to establish a homeland although little is known about most of them today. Come hear singer/actress Yelena Shmuelenson (of Serious Man fame) and Binyumen Schaechter, Director of the Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus, perform “Yiddish Songs of Jewish Settlements, Realized and Unrealized,” Wednesday, July 6th at 6 PM at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. in NYC at the opening program of the exhibit “Other Zions: From Freeland to Yiddishland,” sponsored by the League for Yiddish and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The exhibit honors the anniversaries of three intertwined Yiddish organizations: Freeland League for Jewish Territorial Colonization, League for Yiddish and Afn Shvel magazine. The music is part of a unique bilingual (Yiddish and English) program featuring a brief film about the Freeland League and its charismatic leader I.N Steinberg, presentations by noted scholars about the three "jubilee honorees" and an outline of a contemporary Territorialist project.
Admission free. Exhibit may be viewed directly before and after program.
Please reserve: 212.294.6127 or http://www.yivo.org.
For more information:
http://archive.constantcontact.com

October 30, 2011

The Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, Bronx, NY, 30 October 2011

A rarer than rare Yiddish concert this Sunday.
To find out why, read to the bottom.

The concert:
Libndike, laydndike, lakhndike - balibte yidishe folkslider
[Love, Loss, Laughter - Favorite Yiddish Folk Songs]

Who:
The Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus / JPPC, thejppc.org
with Conductor / Dirigent Binyumen Schaechter

When:
This Sunday, October, 30, 2011, 3:00 PM

Where:
Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center
3301 Bainbridge Avenue (corner 208th Street), Bronx, NY 10467

What:
Afn pripetshik, Der Rebe Elimeylekh, Tum balalayke, Bulbes.
and a great bouquet of less-known Yiddish folksongs,
in modern choral arrangements.
Also:
Works by Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, Avrom Sutzkever, Josh Waletzky.

So what makes this concert rarer than rare?
Not only will all of the songs be in Yiddish.
The printed program will be entirely in Yiddish.
The commentary between numbers will also be in Yiddish.
Only a brief English translation will be given between songs.
It's a Yiddish immersion concert par excellence!
Only at the Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center!

Click here for the additional specifics about the concert,
including ticket prices:
http://thejppc.org/id3.html

January 29, 2012

Children's Choir, Ottawa, ON, 29 Jan 2012

Sunday, January 29, 10:30 am
Performance by a children's-choir,
Directed by Alla Teplitsky

Hillel Lodge
10 Nadolny Sachs Pvt
Ottawa, ON
(613) 728-3900
Admission Free

Three of the songs that will be featured are by David Botwinik.
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April 2, 2012

music by David Botwinik, Philadelphia, PA, 2 Apr 2012

FREE YIDDISH CONCERT ON MONDAY - PHILADELPHIA AREA: From Holocaust to Life: Music by David Botwinik April 2, 5:00PM Marshall Auditorium, Roberts Hall, Haverford College This concert features Yiddish songs by Vilna-born composer David Botwinik, sung by internationally acclaimed singer Lisa Willson DeNolfo, soprano, and The Chamber Singers of Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges under the direction of Thomas Lloyd, and accompanied by Elizabeth Manus.

April 22, 2012

"Yes We Sang", Berkeley, CA, 22 Apr, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 4:00pm, Yes, We Sang! Songs of Communities that Disappeared. At JCC East Bay, Berkeley. Kol Truah Jewish Choir of the East Bay, Nigunim Community Folk Chorus, and the Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco will combine voices in pre-Holocaust poetry and songs in Yiddish, Ladino and Hebrew, telling the stories of communities that disappeared in the Holocaust. Each choir will perform selections from its own repertoire and the choirs will also sing together. The program will also include a community sing-along with lyrics provided. Tickets: $10; seniors and children free. Advance ticket sale at Brown Paper Tickets.

April 29, 2012

Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, NYC, 29 Apr, 2012

This Sunday, April 29, 2012, 3:00 PM,
"A Cappella Choral Blast"

The JPPC / Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus with Conductor Binyumen Schaechter perform in New York City with two other choruses: Cantigas Women's Choir, and the NYU Madrigal Singers!

Sixth Street Community Synagogue,
325 E. Sixth St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Ave.), New York City, 10003

Each chorus has a 30-minute a cappella set.
The JPPC is the 2nd chorus to perform, ending the first half.
Soloist: Temma Schaechter of Di Shekhter-tekhter
Tickets: $15, which includes a free beverage; $10 kids aged 5-12.
Cash only, at the door. There will be an intermission.
www.facebook.com/events/298373666842236/

Bread and Roses strike commemoration, 29 Apr, 2012

Boston Workmen's Circle is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Bread and Roses Strike

As We Come Marching
Sunday, April 29
4:00-5:30pm
Boston Teachers Union
180 Mt. Vernon Street, Dorchester, MA 02125

An all ages interactive concert to celebrate the Bread & Roses centennial and worker and immigrant rights. Join the Boston Workmen's Circle Center for Jewish Culture and Social Justice as we march to the beat of drumming, picket lines and protest songs!

Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 at the door, $5 limited income, children under 18 free of charge.
For more info: www.circleboston.org/calendar/we-come-marching

May 6, 2012

Kol Truah Jewish Choir, Berkeley, CA, 6 May, 2012

Sunday, May 6, 3:00pm, One People, Many Voices, with the Kol Truah Jewish Choir of the East Bay. At Congregation Netivot Shalom, Berkeley. Featuring music in Ladino, Yiddish, Hebrew, and English. This program celebrates the diversity and unity of our people through music and poetry. Tickets available at the door: $10 general, $5 seniors, children free.

June 3, 2012

Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, NYC, 3 June 2012

Special Yiddish Concert
Sunday, June 3, 2012, 4:30 PM, NYC
Featuring the JPPC, with
Conductor Binyumen Schaechter

Concert: Bridging Two Worlds: A Yiddish Musical Journey
English translations provided.
When: Sunday, June 3, 2012, 4:30 PM
Where: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th St., NYC
Who: The Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus / JPPC with Conductor Binyumen Schaechter
What: Featuring the 1956 Birnbaum/Rauch operetta, "Sholem Aleichem dir, Amerike!" (Hello, America!)
based on Sholom Aleichem's "Motl, Peyse dem khazns" (Motl, Peyse the Cantor's Son), and recorded in 1959 with Molly Picon in the role of Motl.
Soloists: Temma Schaechter of Di Shekhter-tekhter as Motl, Donna Breitzer, Erik Contzius, Jacob Feldman. Pianist: Shinae Kim.

Tickets: $30 / $20; Groups of 10 or more: $25 / $18

Visit symphonyspace.org for more info about this concert.
Visit thejppc.org for more info about the JPPC.
Visit yiddishsisters.org for more info about Di Shekhter-tekhter.

June 15, 2012

3rd Berkshire Summer Celebration of Jewish Music, 15 June, 2012

3rd Berkshire Summer Celebration of Jewish Music

New to the Celebration will be a choral concert in the context of the Berkshire Jewish Community‚s "Shabbat Across the Berkshires." On Friday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m, at the Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, the Celebration will join a Sabbath worship augmented by outstanding choral music presented by The Cantilena Singers, under the direction of Andrea Goodman. The repertoire will include classical composers such as Sulzer and Lewandowski, and contemporary composers such as Finkelstein, Friedman and Janowski. Cantor and co-director Robert Scherr will be a featured soloist with the chorale. As this is part of the regular Friday night service, there is no charge; the public is invited.

These events are co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires, Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Knesset Israel, Congregation Ahavath Sholom, Temple Anshe Amunim and The Berkshire Music School. Supported in part by grants from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Pittsfield Cultural Council. The Summer Celebration of Music is also presented in cooperation with the Boston Symphony Orchestra Berkshire Education and Community Program.

June 17, 2012

SF Jewish Folk Chorus, San Francisco, CA, 17 Jun, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 3:30pm, San Francisco Jewish Folk Chorus Annual Concert of songs in Yiddish, Hebrew, Ladino and Russian. At Jewish Community High School of the Bay, San Francisco. Suggested donation: $12 general; $6 students, seniors, people with disabilities. More info: jewishfolkchorussf.org, 510.220.6325.

December 14, 2012

Chanukah Shabbat service, NYC, 14 Dec 2012

CANTORS AND CHOIRS LIGHT ONE CANDLE AT RODEPH SHOLOM CHANUKAH EXTRAVAGANZA

Congregation Rodeph Sholom will celebrate Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, with a jubilant, intergenerational Shabbat service on Friday, December 14, 2012, at 6 P.M. This year‚s extravaganza will include a medley of musical performances and songful prayers led by Rodeph Sholom‚s Senior Cantor Rebecca Garfein, Associate Cantor Shayna De Lowe, and Cantorial-Intern Ben Ellerin. The first night of Chanukah this year is Saturday, December 8, 2012.

This event will be a Chanukah celebration of miracles and the power of perseverance in the face of adversity. The synagogue‚s volunteer adult choir will offer beloved selections such as Peter Yarrow‚s, „Light One Candle,‰ and Danny Maseng‚s, „Bring on the Light,‰ a Chanukah favorite ever since it was specially commissioned by Congregation Rodeph Sholom in 2001. The Children‚s Choir and the Jr. Jr. Choir will also lend their spirited voices to the festivities.

The cantors and choirs will be accompanied by Rodeph Sholom's organist, J. David Williams, as well as John Hadfield on percussion, Susan Rotholz on flute, Eliot Bailen on guitar and cello, and Daniel Freeman, acoustic and electric bass.

This high-spirited service is free of charge and open to the entire community.

Congregation Rodeph Sholom is located at 7 West 83rd Street off of Central Park West in Manhattan. For more information, please call (646) 454-3030 or go to www.rodephsholom.org.

December 15, 2012

Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, New York, NY, 15 December 2012

Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus with Binyumen Schaechter at Town & Village Synagogue
Saturday eve, December 15, 2012, 7:30 PM
New York City
featuring the Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus with Conductor Binyumen Schaechter
24th Annual Cantor Louis Moss Memorial Concert
Where: Town & Village Synagogue
334 East 14 St.
(between 1st & 2nd Ave.)
New York, NY 10003
Featuring Cantor Shayna Postman
T&V Synagogue Choir
T&V Junior Singers
with special guests
Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus / JPPC
Conductor Binyumen Schaechter
Approximately 75 minutes, no intermission.
Tickets: $30
By Dec. 13: $25
College / Grad Student: $10
18 and under: Free
Make check out to T&V Synagogue & mail to address above or call Synagogue to pay by credit card: 212-677-8090 x0
For more info on JPPC: thejppc.org

March 10, 2013

Zamir Chorale and Kol Arev Choir, Boston, MA, 10 March 2013

Fathers and Sons: Adler and Weiner

Sun, 10 Mar 2013, 4:00pm

Northeastern University's Fenway Center
77 St. Stephen St.
Boston, MA

Boston Jewish Music FestivalTwo families. Four award-winning composers. A special afternoon of choral and chamber music featuring the Zamir Chorale of Boston and Kol Arev of Hebrew College, in a concert of the magnificent compositions of Lazar Weiner and his Pulitzer Prize-winning son, Yehudi Wyner, and Cantor Hugo Chaim Adler and his son, Samuel, recipient of the Aaron Copland Award for lifetime achievement in music. Both Yehudi Wyner and Samuel Adler will be participating in the program.

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door can be purchased here.

Presented in cooperation with the Hebrew College School of Jewish Music and the Music Department at Northeastern University.

For further info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events

April 7, 2013

Yes, We Sang: A Musical Tribute to Jewish Communities that perished in the Holocaust, 7 Apr, 2013

Yes, We Sang: A Musical Tribute to Jewish Communities that perished in the Holocaust

Sun, Apr 7, 3pm
JCC of the East Bay
1414 Walnut Street,
Berkeley, California 9470

Musicians and singers will combine voices in a musical offering of Pre-Holocaust songs in Yiddish, Ladino and Hebrew, telling the stories of communities that have disappeared in the holocaust. The groups will each perform selections from their own repertoire, and will also sing together. The program will include a community sing along with lyrics provided.

Participating Choirs:

  • Nigunim Community Chorus

  • The Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco

Special Guest: Cantor/Song-Writer Linda Hirschhorn

Tickets are $10 General Admission, Free for Children and Seniors
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/346169372168900/

April 15, 2013

Yiddish Culture Festival, 15 Apr, 2013

Yiddish Culture Festival at Haverford College

Yiddish Choral Concert
with Kolenu Beyakhad
under the direction of Alexander Botwinik

Monday, April 15, 2013, 7:30 PM
Stokes Hall Auditorium, Haverford College
370 Lancaster Avenue,
Haverford, PA 19041
Admission free

Old and new Yiddish songs, including seldom-heard choral compositions by Vilna-born Montreal composer David Botwinik

English translations provided

Alexander Botwinik, piano
Marvin Weinberger, violin
Susan Watts, trumpet

and featuring solo performances by members of the choir
plus special guest from California, Heather Klein, soprano

April 27, 2013

Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, NYC, 27 Apr 2013

Saturday eve, April 27, 2013, 8:00 PM

"22nd Interfaith Concert of Remembrance"
Commemorating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (April-May 1943)

Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Ave @ 112th Street,
New York, NY 10025

The JPPC will open the concert
with a 15-minute set of Yiddish Holocaust music, including excerpts from Max Helfman's choral tone poem Di naye hagode ("The New Haggadah", composed 1948), itself a choral interpretation of Itsik Fefer's epic poem, Di shotns fun Varshever geto
("The Shadows of the Warsaw Ghetto", published 1945). Concert includes Beethoven's 9th Symphony, the famous 4th Movement.

Admission: Free (for non-reserved seating).
Additional information: holocaust-concerts.org

Email the Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus

May 9, 2013

European Jewish Choirs Festival, Vienna, Austria, 9-12 May, 2013

European Jewish Choirs Festival
May 9 - 12, 2013

18 Jewish Choirs - over 400 singers from 16 European cities celebrating Jewish Song. Workshops for Yiddish, Yemenite and Chassidic songs led by European Choirmasters:

  • Concerts
  • Musical Kabbalat Shabbat
  • Jam Session
  • Klezmer Dance Party

Gala concert with closing ceremony in the famous Austria Center Vienna on Sunday, May 12, starting 6 PM

Under the patronage of Austria Federal President Heinz Fischer
Main Sponsor: EJP - European Jewish Parliament www.ejp.eu

More info: www.wjchor.at

May 10, 2013

European Jewish Choirs Festival, Vienna, Austria, 9-12 May, 2013

European Jewish Choirs Festival
May 9 - 12, 2013

18 Jewish Choirs - over 400 singers from 16 European cities celebrating Jewish Song. Workshops for Yiddish, Yemenite and Chassidic songs led by European Choirmasters:

  • Concerts
  • Musical Kabbalat Shabbat
  • Jam Session
  • Klezmer Dance Party

Gala concert with closing ceremony in the famous Austria Center Vienna on Sunday, May 12, starting 6 PM

Under the patronage of Austria Federal President Heinz Fischer
Main Sponsor: EJP - European Jewish Parliament www.ejp.eu

More info: www.wjchor.at

May 11, 2013

European Jewish Choirs Festival, Vienna, Austria, 9-12 May, 2013

European Jewish Choirs Festival
May 9 - 12, 2013

18 Jewish Choirs - over 400 singers from 16 European cities celebrating Jewish Song. Workshops for Yiddish, Yemenite and Chassidic songs led by European Choirmasters:

  • Concerts
  • Musical Kabbalat Shabbat
  • Jam Session
  • Klezmer Dance Party

Gala concert with closing ceremony in the famous Austria Center Vienna on Sunday, May 12, starting 6 PM

Under the patronage of Austria Federal President Heinz Fischer
Main Sponsor: EJP - European Jewish Parliament www.ejp.eu

More info: www.wjchor.at

May 12, 2013

European Jewish Choirs Festival, Vienna, Austria, 9-12 May, 2013

European Jewish Choirs Festival
May 9 - 12, 2013

18 Jewish Choirs - over 400 singers from 16 European cities celebrating Jewish Song. Workshops for Yiddish, Yemenite and Chassidic songs led by European Choirmasters:

  • Concerts
  • Musical Kabbalat Shabbat
  • Jam Session
  • Klezmer Dance Party

Gala concert with closing ceremony in the famous Austria Center Vienna on Sunday, May 12, starting 6 PM

Under the patronage of Austria Federal President Heinz Fischer
Main Sponsor: EJP - European Jewish Parliament www.ejp.eu

More info: www.wjchor.at

Linda Hirschhorn & Talia Cooper, Berkeley, CA, 12 May, 2013

Cantor Linda Hirschhorn and Talia Cooper
Sunday, May 12 at 3 PM
Congregation Netivot Shalom,
1316 University Ave.,
Berkeley, CA

$15 General Admission /
$13 Advance / $5 Youths
For tickets, click here

The Congregation Netivot Shalom Music Festival presents a Mother's Day concert featuring Cantor Linda Hirschhorn, leader of the VOCOLOT women’s quartet, and her daughter, singer/songwriter Talia Cooper, also a VOCOLOT member. They'll sing "Songs of Love and Justice."

June 9, 2013

Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, NYC, 9 Jun 2013

Special Yiddish Concert
Sunday, June 9, 2013, 4:30 PM, NYC
featuring the Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus with
Conductor Binyumen Schaechter and guest soloists Di Shekhter-tekhter

The Spirit of Resilience
Sunday, June 9, 2013, 4:30 PM
Symphony Space,
2537 Broadway at 95th St.,
New York, New York

Concert celebrates the poetry of Abraham (Avrom) Reisin, the music of Max Helfman and Mark Zuckerman, and the heroism of those in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Tickets: $30 / $20; Groups of 10 or more: $25 / $18
To order via the internet, click here
or call or visit the Symphony Space Box Office: 212-864-5400 (Tu-Su 1pm-6pm).

Email the Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus

July 23, 2013

NA Jewish Choral Fest w/Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, NYC, 23 Jul 2013

Tuesday evening, July 23, 2013, 8:00 PM

North American Jewish Choral Festival

Hudson Valley Resort & Spa,
Kerhonkson, NY, in the Catskills.

The JPPC will perform a 20- to 30-minute set featuring the Yiddish choral music of Max Helfman, conductor of the JPPC from 1936-1948, also a noted composer of synagogue music.
Admission: Free.

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November 3, 2013

Nigunim Chorus Hanukah extravaganza, Berkeley, CA, 30 Nov, 2013

Nigunim Chorus readies Hanukah extravaganza

Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
JCC East Bay,
1414 Walnut St.,
Berkeley, CA

$15 general admission, free for kids
Buy tickets here

The Nigunim Community Chorus will present its annual celebration on the fourth night of Hanukah. The community is invited to light candles, sing Hanukah songs, enjoy performances by top Bay Area musicians, and dance under the leadership of Bruce Bierman. Traditional Hanukah foods will be sold.

Featured performers are the Nigunim Community Chorus, which sings in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino and English; Ladino singer Rivka Amado; traditional Jewish band Mama Loshn, including Gail Kissin, Suzanne Shanbaum and Rhonda Findling; the Adama Duo, with singer/guitarist Achi Ben Shalom and percussionist Jan Padover; and a dance band featuring an all-star line up of local musicians.

Co-sponsored by the 29th Jewish Music Festival, JCC East Bay, Temple Sinai, the Aquarian Minyan and KlezCalifornia.

December 4, 2013

Yiddish Cultural Festival, Haverford, PA, 4 Dec 2013

Yiddish Culture Festival

Wednesday, December 4 at 7:30 pm
Stokes Hall Auditorium, Haverford College
370 Lancaster Avenue,
Haverford, PA 19041

Admission free

A live Yiddish concert featuring a variety of seldom-heard songs by Vilna-born composer David Botwinik. With Cantor Alan Rosenbaum, baritone, and a special appearance by a children's chorus directed by Alexander Botwinik. (Note: This concert will meet in the Stokes Hall Auditorium, which is in the building right next to Chase Hall).

December 5, 2013

A Besere Velt w/Guy Mendilow Ensemble, Boston, MA, 5 Dec 2013

Journeys in Ladino and Yiddish

Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 7:30PM
Converse Hall
88 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108

Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of A Besere Velt (A Better World), the Yiddish Community Chorus of the Workmen’s Circle with special guests The Guy Mendilow Ensemble.

World music at its best: giving life to cultural traditions through sophisticated and contemporary interpretations.

Click here or call 617-566-6281 for more information or to purchase tickets.

Presented by the Center for Jewish Culture & Social Justice.

January 19, 2014

Contemporary Jewish Music Festival, Petah Tikva, 19 Jan 2014

פסטיבל מוזיקה יהודית עכשיו
יום ראשון, 19 בינואר, 2014, בשעה: 20:00
אולם שרת פ"ת, בהשתתפות מקהלת "נווה שיר".
ניהול אמנותי - ד"ר רחלי גלאי.
www.leyvik.org.il

February 9, 2014

Guy Mendilow Ensemble, Cambridge, MA, 9 Feb 2014

Guy Mendilow Ensemble Presents: Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom With special guests: A Besere Velt Sunday, February 9th, 4:30PM Club Passim 47 Palmer Street, Harvard Square Cambridge MA Get tickets here! *Note: We will be live streaming my upcoming concert at Club Passim, which starts at 4:30pm EST on February 9. Wherever you are in the world, you can tune in! You can purchase online tickets on a pay-what-you-want basis starting now at www.concertwindow.com/shows/3052-guy-mendilow-duo. The webshow will not be recorded - it's offered in real time. I hope you can join us!

March 7, 2014

Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, NYC, 7 Mar 2014

Congregation Habonim joins synagogues throughout North America to celebrate

Shabbat Across America

Friday evening, March 7, 2014
6:30 Services, 7:15 Dinner, 8:00 Concert
Congregation Habonim
44 West 66th Street
New York NY

featuring the acclaimed Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus
with Conductor Binyumen Schaechter

AMERIKE DI PREKHTIKE
(America the Beautiful)

This 45-minute a cappella concert, celebrating 360 years of American Jewish life (1654-2014),
features unique Yiddish choral arrangements in distinctly American musical styles: blues, jazz, spirituals, Second Avenue theater hits, labor anthems, and more. In these works you will recognize America's pervasive influence on Jewish culture - and vice versa.

English translations provided.

Dinner and Concert: $25 for adults, $15 for children under 12
RSVP at Habonim.net under "register for events"
or contact Adina at 212-787-5347

March 26, 2014

Madison Yiddish Choir & Sing-along @ Vishkonsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 26 Mar, 2014

The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is pleased to announce "Viskonsin! Tales from Yiddish Wisconsin," a new project on Yiddish culture in the upper Midwest. With Viskonsin!, we seek to uncover the often hidden history of Yiddish life in the Midwest which, while it mirrored Jewish communities in larger cities, took on a unique character all its own.

This program will feature invited speakers, community history panels, and a participatory concert and sing-along.

Madison Yiddish Choir Concert & Sing-along
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Italian Workmen's Club
914 Regent Street

Join us for a concert and community sing-along that calls up the rich history of community singing prominent in political, educational, and labor organizations of the early and mid-twentieth century. No knowledge of Yiddish language or song required.

More information online

March 30, 2014

HaZamir Teen Choir, NYC, 30 Mar, 2014

HaZamir Teen Choir
300 Singers from across US and Israel to perform
Elena and Jay Lefkowitz to receive Zamir Foundation's Kinor David Award

Sun, Mar 30, 3pm
Carnegie Hall,
57th Street and Seventh Avenue
NYC

For individual concert tickets, which range from $50 to $100, and other information, visit www.wizadjournal.com or call 212/870-3333.

During the concert, Matthew Lazar, the founder and director of the Zamir Choral Foundation, shares the stage with conductors from HaZamir’s local chapters, all of whom have worked on a common repertoire in their respective cities throughout the year.

Mixing classical and contemporary musical selections, many with Hebrew texts, the concert’s program boasts a dazzling array of vocal arrangements -- from soaring, large-scale groupings, to intermediate settings to demanding solos, all of which seamlessly blend teens from the different chapters.

April 27, 2014

Yes, We Sang!, France, 27 Apr, 2014

Yes, We Sang!
Songs of Communities that Disappeared
A Musical Tribute to the Victims of the Holocaust

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 4:00 PM
JCC East Bay,
1414 Walnut Street,
Berkeley, CA

Join us as we celebrate the music of communities lost in the Holocaust. Our three choirs will sing for you and with you as we remember their songs in Yiddish, Ladino, and Hebrew. Lyrics will be provided for the community sing-along.

Participating Choirs:

• Nigunim Community Chorus
• The Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco
• Kol Truah Jewish Choir of the East Bay

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/472274482895644/

June 1, 2014

Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, NYC, 1 Jun, 2014

Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus
with Binyumen Schaechter, Conductor

Sunday, June 1, 2014, 4:30 PM
Symphony Space,
2537 Broadway (corner 95 Street)
New York City

This two-hour concert, celebrating 360 years of American Jewish life (1654-2014), will include Yiddish music in distinctly American musical styles: blues, jazz and pop numbers, spirituals, standards, Second Avenue theatre hits, labor anthems, and more. In these works you will recognize America's pervasive influence on Jewish culture - and vice versa.

English translations provided.

Tickets: $36 / $25; Groups of 15 or more: $30 / $20
To order via the internet, click here
or call or visit the Symphony Space Box Office (address above): 212-864-5400 (Tu-Su 1pm-6pm).

For more details about this and other upcoming JPPC concerts visit thejppc.org/id3.html

June 8, 2014

88th annual S.F. Jewish Folk Chorus Concert, San Francisco, CA, 8 June, 2014

88th annual S.F. Jewish Folk Chorus Concert

Sunday, June 8, 2014, 2:30 pm
Jewish Community High School
San Francisco, CA

Tickets: general: $10 in advance/ $15 at door. Students, seniors, those with disabilities: $10 advance, $12 at door.

More info: 510.220.6325, jewishfolkchorussf.org

An afternoon of choral folk songs in Yiddish, Hebrew, Ladino and Russian celebrating the Jewish chicken ranchers of Petaluma. At

July 20, 2014

25th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival, Hudson Valley, NY, 20-24 Jul, 2014

Celebrate the Centerpiece of the Jewish Choral Movement
Join us at the 25th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival

July 20 - 24, 2014
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa

Click here to register now

LaM'natzeach Award to Matthew Lazar
For Sparking a Renaissance of Jewish Choral Music

11th Hallel V'Zimrah Award to Marsha Bryan Edelman and Dan Freelander

Celebrating 25 Years of Song! This year's Festival includes A Choral Festival Retrospective Commemorative Journal NAJCF "Then and Now" Photos

Plus
More Choral Performances
More Community Singing
Special Young Adult Programming
Exciting New Workshops

July 21, 2014

25th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival, Hudson Valley, NY, 20-24 Jul, 2014

Celebrate the Centerpiece of the Jewish Choral Movement
Join us at the 25th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival

July 20 - 24, 2014
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa

Click here to register now

LaM'natzeach Award to Matthew Lazar
For Sparking a Renaissance of Jewish Choral Music

11th Hallel V'Zimrah Award to Marsha Bryan Edelman and Dan Freelander

Celebrating 25 Years of Song! This year's Festival includes A Choral Festival Retrospective Commemorative Journal NAJCF "Then and Now" Photos

Plus
More Choral Performances
More Community Singing
Special Young Adult Programming
Exciting New Workshops

July 22, 2014

25th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival, Hudson Valley, NY, 20-24 Jul, 2014

Celebrate the Centerpiece of the Jewish Choral Movement
Join us at the 25th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival

July 20 - 24, 2014
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa

Click here to register now

LaM'natzeach Award to Matthew Lazar
For Sparking a Renaissance of Jewish Choral Music

11th Hallel V'Zimrah Award to Marsha Bryan Edelman and Dan Freelander

Celebrating 25 Years of Song! This year's Festival includes A Choral Festival Retrospective Commemorative Journal NAJCF "Then and Now" Photos

Plus
More Choral Performances
More Community Singing
Special Young Adult Programming
Exciting New Workshops

July 23, 2014

25th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival, Hudson Valley, NY, 20-24 Jul, 2014

Celebrate the Centerpiece of the Jewish Choral Movement
Join us at the 25th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival

July 20 - 24, 2014
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa

Click here to register now

LaM'natzeach Award to Matthew Lazar
For Sparking a Renaissance of Jewish Choral Music

11th Hallel V'Zimrah Award to Marsha Bryan Edelman and Dan Freelander

Celebrating 25 Years of Song! This year's Festival includes A Choral Festival Retrospective Commemorative Journal NAJCF "Then and Now" Photos

Plus
More Choral Performances
More Community Singing
Special Young Adult Programming
Exciting New Workshops

July 24, 2014

25th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival, Hudson Valley, NY, 20-24 Jul, 2014

Celebrate the Centerpiece of the Jewish Choral Movement
Join us at the 25th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival

July 20 - 24, 2014
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa

Click here to register now

LaM'natzeach Award to Matthew Lazar
For Sparking a Renaissance of Jewish Choral Music

11th Hallel V'Zimrah Award to Marsha Bryan Edelman and Dan Freelander

Celebrating 25 Years of Song! This year's Festival includes A Choral Festival Retrospective Commemorative Journal NAJCF "Then and Now" Photos

Plus
More Choral Performances
More Community Singing
Special Young Adult Programming
Exciting New Workshops

August 10, 2014

1st JewJamSouth, Blue Ridge Mtns, GA, 10-13 Aug 2014

festival logoJEWJAM SOUTH!

JewJamSouth will take place on August 10–13, 2014, at Ramah Darom's campus in the beautiful North Georgia mountains. The event is designed for passionate Jewish choral singers, klezmer instrumentalists, Hebrew and Yiddish singers and their families. Whether you are an experienced practitioner or a newcomer, this four-day festival will offer a feast of musical inspiration, ideas and fun.

JewJamSouth is open to people of all levels and backgrounds, and no previous experience is needed. Beginners are welcome.

Throughout the four days, you'll have a chance to participate in a hands-on ensemble program and study, perform and be mentored by world-renowned faculty:

Email Bennie Cohen with any questions, and register now, as spots are filling up quickly!

ramahdarom.org/programs/jewjamsouth/

August 11, 2014

1st JewJamSouth, Blue Ridge Mtns, GA, 10-13 Aug 2014

festival logoJEWJAM SOUTH!

JewJamSouth will take place on August 10–13, 2014, at Ramah Darom's campus in the beautiful North Georgia mountains. The event is designed for passionate Jewish choral singers, klezmer instrumentalists, Hebrew and Yiddish singers and their families. Whether you are an experienced practitioner or a newcomer, this four-day festival will offer a feast of musical inspiration, ideas and fun.

JewJamSouth is open to people of all levels and backgrounds, and no previous experience is needed. Beginners are welcome.

Throughout the four days, you'll have a chance to participate in a hands-on ensemble program and study, perform and be mentored by world-renowned faculty:

Email Bennie Cohen with any questions, and register now, as spots are filling up quickly!

ramahdarom.org/programs/jewjamsouth/

August 12, 2014

1st JewJamSouth, Blue Ridge Mtns, GA, 10-13 Aug 2014

festival logoJEWJAM SOUTH!

JewJamSouth will take place on August 10–13, 2014, at Ramah Darom's campus in the beautiful North Georgia mountains. The event is designed for passionate Jewish choral singers, klezmer instrumentalists, Hebrew and Yiddish singers and their families. Whether you are an experienced practitioner or a newcomer, this four-day festival will offer a feast of musical inspiration, ideas and fun.

JewJamSouth is open to people of all levels and backgrounds, and no previous experience is needed. Beginners are welcome.

Throughout the four days, you'll have a chance to participate in a hands-on ensemble program and study, perform and be mentored by world-renowned faculty:

Email Bennie Cohen with any questions, and register now, as spots are filling up quickly!

ramahdarom.org/programs/jewjamsouth/

August 13, 2014

1st JewJamSouth, Blue Ridge Mtns, GA, 10-13 Aug 2014

festival logoJEWJAM SOUTH!

JewJamSouth will take place on August 10–13, 2014, at Ramah Darom's campus in the beautiful North Georgia mountains. The event is designed for passionate Jewish choral singers, klezmer instrumentalists, Hebrew and Yiddish singers and their families. Whether you are an experienced practitioner or a newcomer, this four-day festival will offer a feast of musical inspiration, ideas and fun.

JewJamSouth is open to people of all levels and backgrounds, and no previous experience is needed. Beginners are welcome.

Throughout the four days, you'll have a chance to participate in a hands-on ensemble program and study, perform and be mentored by world-renowned faculty:

Email Bennie Cohen with any questions, and register now, as spots are filling up quickly!

ramahdarom.org/programs/jewjamsouth/

December 14, 2014

Temple Arts Program Winter Concert, Beachwood, OH, 14 Dec 2014

TAP Winter Concert

Sunday, December 14, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Temple Tifereth Israel
26000 Shaker Blvd,
Beachwood, Ohio 44122

Do you love music? Do you know a TAP musician and want to show them your love and support?? Well, here's your chance!

Come cheer your congregant musicians at this year's TAP Winter Concert. All family, friends, and fans of our 4, YES FOUR(!!), Temple musical groups are welcome:

The Temple Ensemble
The Congregational Choir
Klezmer U
...and announcing our newest endeavor: The Youth Choir

Join us for the concert at 4pm and a dessert reception following the concert.

You're going to have a blast...we promise!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1509762449273909/

April 19, 2015

Yes, We Sang!, Berkeley, CA, 19 Apr 2015

Yes, We Sang!
Three Choirs’ Musical Tribute to the victims of the Holocaust: Concert and sing-along

Featuring:
Kol Truah Jewish Choir of the East Bay
Nigunim Community Folk Chorus
The Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 4:00 pm
JCC East Bay 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley
General Admission $10, Seniors and Children FREE

We remember the music of communities lost in the Holocaust. Our three choirs will sing for you and with you, as we recall their songs in Yiddish, Ladino and Hebrew. Lyrics will be provided for the community sing-along.

More info: www.jcceastbay.org/events/2015/04/19/artsculture/yes-we-sang/

May 31, 2015

Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, NYC, 31 May 2015

From Paris to Peretz: A Musical Tour
Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus (JPPC)
Binyumen Schaechter, Conductor

Featured soloists
Cantor Joel Caplan
Di Shekhter-tekhter (Reyna & Temma)

Sun, May 31, 2015, 4:30pm
Symphony Space,
2537 Broadway (corner 95th Street),
New York City

Tickets: $40, $25; groups of 15 or more: $30, $20
SymphonySpace.org (212) 864-5400

Last year, the JPPC's repertoire was devoted to Yiddish music about America. This year's concert takes you across the ocean, featuring old and new Yiddish songs about Paris, Spain, Poland, Ukraine, Israel and elsewhere, including these songs:

Beltz (in Moldavia)
Rumeynye (Romania)
Varshe (Warsaw)
Vilne (Vilnius)
and
Ba di taykhn fun Bovl (By the Waters of Babylon)

And musical settings of works by I.L. Peretz, the Father of Yiddish Literature:

The cantata Oyb nisht nokh hekher (If Not Higher Still)

And his poem Ale mentshn zaynen brider (All People Are Brothers) inspired by and set to Beethoven's "Ode to Joy"

Oh, and this will be a Beethoven World Premiere - an instrumental section of Beethoven's 9th Symphony newly adapted for chorus!

English translations provided

For info about the JPPC and their concerts, and to get a sample from YouTube videos of their previous concerts, click here: TheJPPC.org

July 2, 2015

Par Chants et par Mots, Paris, France, 2 Jul 2015

Inspirations Juive et Tzigane
avec l'ensemble "Par Chants et par Mots"
Allison Kamm, soprano
Nicole Schnitzer-Toulouse, mezzo
Sylvain combaluzier, pianiste

Jeudi, 2 juillet, 2015, 20h45
Centre d'Art et de Culture Juive
39 rue Broca
75005 Paris
01 42 17 10 36

August 2, 2015

Temma, Binyumen Schaechter, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2 Aug 2015

Temma Schaechter & Binyumen Schaechter

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015, 17:30h
(CIB) Clube Israelita Brasileiro
Rua Barata Ribeiro, 489 - Copacabana
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Tickets: R$ 70,00 50,00 30,00
Tel.: 4105-4030

Including songs by Gebirtig, Manger, Olshanetsky, Rumshinsky, Warshawsky, and more
Portuguese translations will be provided.

Sponsored by Grupo Amigos do Ídiche

September 12, 2015

A Besere Velt open rehearsal, Brookline, MA, 12 Sep 2015

A Besere Velt--A Better World--is a multi-generational chorus, sponsored by the Boston Workmen's Circle, singing in Yiddish and other languages to preserve culture and fight for social justice.

We are looking for new members this fall.

Open rehearsals are Saturday, September 12 and Saturday, September 26, from 3:30 to 5:30 at the Boston Workmen's Circle, 1762 Beacon Street, Brookline. No auditions, no knowledge of Yiddish required.

Open rehearsals offer an opportunity to participate in a working rehearsal before deciding whether to make a commitment for the year. Membership opens only once a year.

September 26, 2015

A Besere Velt open rehearsal, Brookline, MA, 26 Sep 2015

A Besere Velt--A Better World--is a multi-generational chorus, sponsored by the Boston Workmen's Circle, singing in Yiddish and other languages to preserve culture and fight for social justice.

We are looking for new members this fall.

Open rehearsals are Saturday, September 12 and Saturday, September 26, from 3:30 to 5:30 at the Boston Workmen's Circle, 1762 Beacon Street, Brookline. No auditions, no knowledge of Yiddish required.

Open rehearsals offer an opportunity to participate in a working rehearsal before deciding whether to make a commitment for the year. Membership opens only once a year.

December 13, 2015

The Eighth Night of Hanukkah with Nigunim Chorus, Oakland, CA, 13 Dec 2015

The Eighth Night of Hanukkah with Nigunim Chorus
Hanukkah candle lighting, concert and sing-along

Sun, Dec 13, 2015, 4pm
Temple Sinai
2808 Summit St,
Oakland, California 94609

Join us for Hanukkah candle lighting, lots of singing, and a concert of traditional and contemporary Jewish folk songs. Hebrew, Yiddish and English songs arranged for four-part harmony. Nigunim Community Chorus meets weekly at the JCC East Bay and other locations around the Bay Area. This forty member group is dedicated to learning, preserving and performing traditional Jewish music of the Diaspora and Israel. The event will signify the completion of the chorus’ fall season. New singers are welcome to audition for spring season in January.

Music Director: Achi Ben Shalom
More info: www.facebook.com/events/882521401816320/

Zamir Chorale, 13 Dec 2015

Celebrate the 8th Night of Hanukkah with
The Zamir Chorale and Zamir Noded

Sunday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Merkin Concert Hall
129 West 67th Street,
Manhattan

All Tickets $40; $20 with Student ID
For Tickets Visit Kaufman Music Center
Or Call the Box Office at 212-501-3330

Works by American and Israeli Composers

December 27, 2015

Yiddish NY: Yiddish Choral Singing Workshop, NYC, 27 Dec 2015

festival logoYiddish New York
Thursday, December 24 - Tuesday, December 29, 2015
www.yiddishnewyork.com
with live performance by members of the Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus / JPPC

Binyumen Schaechter's workshop onYiddish Choral Singing

Sunday, December 27, 9:30am
Town & Village Synagogue
334 E. 14 St (betw. 1st & 2nd Av)
If ordering 6-day registration online use discount code "YNY10" for 10% off.
Single-day registrations also available.

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT REGISTERING!

May 14, 2016

A Besere Velt & The Klezmatics, Brookline, MA, 14 May 2016

images"Tevye's
Daughters: Journeys to a Better World"
The Klezmatics with A Besere Velt, the Yiddish Chorus of Boston Workmen's Circle

Saturday, May 14, 2016
Temple Ohabei Shalom
1187 Beacon St
Brookline, MA

Tickets range from $25-$118. Purchase at tevye.brownpapertickets.com or by calling the Brown Paper Tickets Box Office at 1-800-838-3006.


In his timeless contribution to literature and Jewish culture, Sholem Aleichem captured a poignantly rebellious spirit in the stories of Tevye and his daughters. Immortalized in "Fiddler on the Roof," these young women represent a new generation of free thinkers, grappling with tradition to pursue their dreams. Join us as we imagine, with loving and bittersweet humor, how Tevye's daughters, and subsequent generations, forge a proud new tradition of social activism as revolutionaries, union leaders, Freedom Riders, Wall Street Occupiers, feminists, and militant millennials.

June 5, 2016

Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 5 Jun 2016

Mir Zaynen Do (We Are Here), the Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco's 90th annual concert

Sunday, June 5, 2:30pm,
Jewish Community High School of the Bay
1835 Ellis St.,
San Francisco CA, 94115

Tickets: $12 advance / door: $16 general / $13 students, seniors, people with disabilities. More info: 510.220.6325
jewishfolkchorussf.org/concerts.

"to Life, To Laugh, L'Chaim", NYC, 5 Jun 2016

To Life, To Laugh, L'chaim!
A Centennial Celebration in Song of the great author Sholem Aleichem
Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus
Conductor Binyumen Schaechter
including new choral arrangements of Fiddler on the Roof, in Yiddish! On Broadway!

Sunday, June 5, 2016, 4:30 PM
Symphony Space,
2537 Broadway,
New York City, NY

More info/tix online, or call 212-864-5400

June 19, 2016

Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco, Berkeley, CA, 19 Jun 2016

Mir Zaynen Do (We Are Here), the Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco's 90th annual concert

Sunday, June 19, 3:00pm,
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave,
Berkeley, CA, 94705

Purchase tickets online
More info: jewishfolkchorussf.org/concerts.

June 29, 2016

Ramon Tasat w/Gala Zamir, Buenos Aires, 29 Jun 2016

Concierto de Gala Zamir 2016

Jun 29, 2016, 20:30
Auditorio de la comunidad Amijai-Arribeños 2355
Buenos Aires, Argentina

More info:

July 10, 2016

27th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 10-14 Jul 2016

27th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival

July 10 - 14, 2016
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa,
400 Granite Road
Kerhonkson NY 12446

NACJF Staircase Sing
Your One-Stop Jewish Music Networking Opportunity of the Year

*Exciting Instant Ensembles*
*Thrilling Evening Performances*
*Fascinating Workshops*

Special Programming for Young Participants 18 - 30

Celebrate Our Hallel V'Zimrah Award Recipient
ZALMEN MLOTEK

Click Here to Register Now

July 11, 2016

27th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 10-14 Jul 2016

27th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival

July 10 - 14, 2016
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa,
400 Granite Road
Kerhonkson NY 12446

NACJF Staircase Sing
Your One-Stop Jewish Music Networking Opportunity of the Year

*Exciting Instant Ensembles*
*Thrilling Evening Performances*
*Fascinating Workshops*

Special Programming for Young Participants 18 - 30

Celebrate Our Hallel V'Zimrah Award Recipient
ZALMEN MLOTEK

Click Here to Register Now

July 12, 2016

27th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 10-14 Jul 2016

27th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival

July 10 - 14, 2016
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa,
400 Granite Road
Kerhonkson NY 12446

NACJF Staircase Sing
Your One-Stop Jewish Music Networking Opportunity of the Year

*Exciting Instant Ensembles*
*Thrilling Evening Performances*
*Fascinating Workshops*

Special Programming for Young Participants 18 - 30

Celebrate Our Hallel V'Zimrah Award Recipient
ZALMEN MLOTEK

Click Here to Register Now

July 13, 2016

27th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 10-14 Jul 2016

27th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival

July 10 - 14, 2016
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa,
400 Granite Road
Kerhonkson NY 12446

NACJF Staircase Sing
Your One-Stop Jewish Music Networking Opportunity of the Year

*Exciting Instant Ensembles*
*Thrilling Evening Performances*
*Fascinating Workshops*

Special Programming for Young Participants 18 - 30

Celebrate Our Hallel V'Zimrah Award Recipient
ZALMEN MLOTEK

Click Here to Register Now

July 14, 2016

27th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 10-14 Jul 2016

27th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival

July 10 - 14, 2016
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa,
400 Granite Road
Kerhonkson NY 12446

NACJF Staircase Sing
Your One-Stop Jewish Music Networking Opportunity of the Year

*Exciting Instant Ensembles*
*Thrilling Evening Performances*
*Fascinating Workshops*

Special Programming for Young Participants 18 - 30

Celebrate Our Hallel V'Zimrah Award Recipient
ZALMEN MLOTEK

Click Here to Register Now

September 11, 2016

Binyumen Schaechter, NYC, 11 Sep 2016

The American musical theatre, revue and cabaret songs of Binyumen Schaechter, written with Dan Kael, lyricist
It Helps to Sing About It: The Songs of Ben Schaechter and Dan Kael

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, 4:00 PM
Metropolitan Room,
34 West 22 St,
New York City

For more info, and for tickets: =metropolitanroom.com/event.cfm?id=234332
To hear a sampling of Schaechter/Kael songs: soundcloud.com/schaechter-kael

September 17, 2016

Binyumen Schaechter, NYC, 17 Sep 2016

The American musical theatre, revue and cabaret songs of Binyumen Schaechter, written with Dan Kael, lyricist
It Helps to Sing About It: The Songs of Ben Schaechter and Dan Kael

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, 9:30 PM
Metropolitan Room,
34 West 22 St,
New York City

For more info, and for tickets: =metropolitanroom.com/event.cfm?id=234332
To hear a sampling of Schaechter/Kael songs: soundcloud.com/schaechter-kael

September 24, 2016

Yiddish Chorus open rehearsal, Brookline, MA, 24 Sep 2016

JOIN A YIDDISH CHORUS IN BOSTON!
Would you enjoy singing in a spirited and harmonious multi-generational
chorus? A Besere Velt is a great place to give it a try! A Besere Velt (A Better World) is a chorus sponsored by the Boston Workmen’s Circle that sings in Yiddish, English, and other languages to help preserve culture and fight for social justice. We are looking for new members this fall. There are no auditions, and no knowledge of Yiddish is required.

Saturday, 24 September 2016, from 3:30 to 5:30
1550 Beacon Street,
Brookline, MA

Please arrive within 15 minutes of the start time. There is street parking available at both
locations.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, check out our website at circleboston.org/community-chorus
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September 25, 2016

Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, NYC, 25 Sep 2016

To Life, To Laugh, L'chaim!
A Centennial Celebration in Song of the Classic Yiddish WriterSholem Aleichem
performed by The Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, Binyumen Schaechter, Conductor

Featured soloists: Cantor Joel Caplan, Temma Schaechter (of Di Shekhter-tekhter)

Sunday, September 25, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
Merkin Concert Hall
129 West 67th Street,
New York City

For more information and to order tickets: www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org

Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, NYC, 25 Sep 2016

To Life, To Laugh, L'chaim!
A Centennial Celebration in Song of the Classic Yiddish WriterSholem Aleichem
performed by The Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, Binyumen Schaechter, Conductor

Featured soloists: Cantor Joel Caplan, Temma Schaechter (of Di Shekhter-tekhter)

Sunday, September 25, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
Merkin Concert Hall
129 West 67th Street,
New York City

For more information and to order tickets: www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org

October 10, 2016

Yiddish Chorus open rehearsal, Brookline, MA, 10 Oct 2016

JOIN A YIDDISH CHORUS IN BOSTON!
Would you enjoy singing in a spirited and harmonious multi-generational
chorus? A Besere Velt is a great place to give it a try! A Besere Velt (A Better World) is a chorus sponsored by the Boston Workmen’s Circle that sings in Yiddish, English, and other languages to help preserve culture and fight for social justice. We are looking for new members this fall. There are no auditions, and no knowledge of Yiddish is required.

Saturday, 10 October 2016, from 4–6pm
Workmen's Circle
1762 Beacon Street,
Brookline, MA

Please arrive within 15 minutes of the start time. There is street parking available at both
locations.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, check out our website at circleboston.org/community-chorus
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November 20, 2016

Ninth Annual Eleonore and Dr. Herman Blumenthal Memorial Concert," Creve Coeur, MO, 20 Dec 2016

The Ninth Annual Eleonore and Dr. Herman Blumenthal Memorial Concert Sunday, November 20th at 2:00 pm Congregation B’nai Amoona, 324 South Mason Road Creve Coeur, MO. The concert is produced by Fred Blumenthal to benefit the Social Action Committee of Congregation B’nai Amoona. The concert will include vocal solos, piano solos and music from the men’s chorus. A contribution of $18 to the Social Action Committee is suggested in lieu of ticket purchase.

December 27, 2016

Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 27 Dec 2016

Chanukah Concert with Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco

Tue, December 23, 2016 1:15pm
San Francisco JCC
3200 California St.
San Francisco, CA

FREE

More info: Renee 510.533.3903 or Gail 510.220.6325.

Khanike celebration of mostly Yiddish and some Hebrew songs.

January 14, 2017

Joshua Nelson & the Kosher Gospel Singers, Boston, MA, 14 Jan 2017

Joshua NelsonMartin Luther King, Jr's Birthday Weekend:
Joshua Nelson and the Kosher Gospel Singers

Sat, Jan 14, 2017, 7pm
Temple Hillel B'nai Torah
120 Corey St., W. Roxbury, MA

Tix: $36 Advance / $40 Door (doors open 6:40pm)
Tel: 617 323 0466
Tix online

March 19, 2017

Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 19 Mar 2017

Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco

Sunday, March 19, 4:00pm,
Rossmoor Gateway Complex,
1001 Golden Rain Road
WALNUT CREEK, CA

Mostly Yiddish songs with a few Russian, Ladino and Hebrew folk songs.
No charge.

Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 19 Mar 2017

Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco

Sunday, March 19, 4:00pm,
Rossmoor Gateway Complex,
1001 Golden Rain Road
WALNUT CREEK, CA

Mostly Yiddish songs with a few Russian, Ladino and Hebrew folk songs.
No charge.

March 21, 2017

28 Project Manna Concert, Newton, MA, 21 Mar 2017

Come join us for The 28th Project Manna Concert, A celebration of Gospel and Jewish Music.

March 21st, 7:00pm
Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St,
Newton MA

tel: 617-558-8100

$20 Adults
$15 Students/Seniors
More info/tix

All proceeds support the church's Project Manna hot meals program and food pantry to benefit the homeless and hungry.

Presented by Temple Emanuel of Newton and The Massachusetts Avenue Baptist Church

April 2, 2017

Nigunim Chorus, "Songs of Hope & Strength", Berkeley, CA, 2 Apr 2017

Nigunim Chorus 16th Season Anniversary Concert

Sun, Apr 2, 2017, 4pm
JCC of the East Bay
1414 Walnut St,
Berkeley, California 94709

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1488379901195603/

April 9, 2017

"Voices of Freedom" Chorale Concert, Boston, MA, 9 Apr 2017

Voices of Freedom

SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017, 4pm
Vilna Shul
18 Phillips St.
Boston, MA 02114
Tel: 617-523-2324

$36/PERSON, $18/STUDENTS
Click here to register

This extraordinary multicultural event features three choirs: the Zamir Chorale of Boston, America’s foremost Jewish choral ensemble; VOICES 21C, a diverse choir dedicated to positive interactions, social justice, and global understanding; and the Boston Community Gospel Choir, which often performs at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The groups will each separately perform songs from the Jewish, Muslim and Christian cultures respectively, and then join together to perform music that transcends the collective cultures. The idea of shared values, especially in this turbulent time, rises above our many cultures and connects us. By using music to explore the themes of freedom, we seek to create a culture of understanding, faith, and hope.

In partnership with the Museum of African American History, Consulate General of Israel to New England, and AJC Boston.

May 14, 2017

Shir Rhythm, Sharon, MA, 14 May 2017

Shir Rhythm Jewish a capella Mother's Day Concert

Sun, May 14, 2017, 3pm
Temple Israel
125 Pond St.
Sharon, MA

Tickets $5; Kids under 12 Free
Tix online

"We're not your mother's a cappella group, but she will love us anyways!"

We are Sharon's premiere Jewish co-ed a cappella group, based out of Temple Israel, focusing on a variety of musical styles including Israeli Pop, Classic Rock, American Pop, and Traditional Jewish Folk. Members of Shir Rhythm love to perform for audiences of all ages. We are a multi-generational, diverse group of singers and we all have one thing in common: we love to sing, harmonize, and have fun! We invite you to share in our music and hope that we can touch your heart in some way.

Special Mother's Day Reception to Follow Concert!

July 16, 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 16–20 Jul 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival

July 16–20, 2017
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa,
400 Granite Road
Kerhonkson NY 12446

* Instant Choirs for All Singers
* Daily Community Sings
* Workshops Galore
* Outstanding Performers
* Opportunities

This Summer Also Features a
SPECIAL TRACK FOR
SYNAGOGUE CHORAL SINGERS

* Learn Contemporary and Traditional Synagogue Classics
* Improve Your Skills
* Bring New Inspiration to Next Year's Holidays

More information
Registration
Fellowship applications

July 17, 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 16–20 Jul 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival

July 16–20, 2017
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa,
400 Granite Road
Kerhonkson NY 12446

* Instant Choirs for All Singers
* Daily Community Sings
* Workshops Galore
* Outstanding Performers
* Opportunities

This Summer Also Features a
SPECIAL TRACK FOR
SYNAGOGUE CHORAL SINGERS

* Learn Contemporary and Traditional Synagogue Classics
* Improve Your Skills
* Bring New Inspiration to Next Year's Holidays

More information
Registration
Fellowship applications

July 18, 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 16–20 Jul 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival

July 16–20, 2017
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa,
400 Granite Road
Kerhonkson NY 12446

* Instant Choirs for All Singers
* Daily Community Sings
* Workshops Galore
* Outstanding Performers
* Opportunities

This Summer Also Features a
SPECIAL TRACK FOR
SYNAGOGUE CHORAL SINGERS

* Learn Contemporary and Traditional Synagogue Classics
* Improve Your Skills
* Bring New Inspiration to Next Year's Holidays

More information
Registration
Fellowship applications

July 19, 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 16–20 Jul 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival

July 16–20, 2017
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa,
400 Granite Road
Kerhonkson NY 12446

* Instant Choirs for All Singers
* Daily Community Sings
* Workshops Galore
* Outstanding Performers
* Opportunities

This Summer Also Features a
SPECIAL TRACK FOR
SYNAGOGUE CHORAL SINGERS

* Learn Contemporary and Traditional Synagogue Classics
* Improve Your Skills
* Bring New Inspiration to Next Year's Holidays

More information
Registration
Fellowship applications

July 20, 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 16–20 Jul 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival

July 16–20, 2017
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa,
400 Granite Road
Kerhonkson NY 12446

* Instant Choirs for All Singers
* Daily Community Sings
* Workshops Galore
* Outstanding Performers
* Opportunities

This Summer Also Features a
SPECIAL TRACK FOR
SYNAGOGUE CHORAL SINGERS

* Learn Contemporary and Traditional Synagogue Classics
* Improve Your Skills
* Bring New Inspiration to Next Year's Holidays

More information
Registration
Fellowship applications