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A Capella Choral Blast, NYC, 29 Apr, 2012

A Capella Choral Blast+Workshop

Sunday, Apr 29 at 02:00 PM
The Sixth Street Community Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
Tel: 212.473.3665

Created and Curated by cellist Jessie Reagen Mann, “6th Street Sundays” is a salon-style world and classical music series currently in its 3rd season.

3 PM Concert with A Capella Choral Blast
2 PM Workshop/Masterclass

A Capella Choral Blast featuring: Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chous, Cantigas Women’s Choir and NYU Madrigal Singers
The Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus (JPPC) is part of the modern Yiddish renaissance – more than thirty members strong, from teens to retirees. The JPPC has a century-spanning repertoire – exciting oratorios and operettas, labor anthems, folksongs, and popular tunes – all in Yiddish. Committed to strengthening Yiddish as a living language, the JPPC has commissioned and premiered new Yiddish choral works and shares the rich legacy of Yiddish song by performing year-round for old and young of all faiths at community centers, universities, K-12 schools, museums and places of worship throughout NYC's 4-state region. The JPPC has also performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, at Ground Zero and the West Point Military Academy, as well as at the North American Jewish Choral Festival.

Cantigas Women's Choir is under the artistic direction of Joan Isaacs Litman. The choir brings women of the community together to explore the rich tradition of women's singing and performs a broad spectrum of global music, both ancient and contemporary. The Cantigas Women's Choir advocates through song for those whose hearts need to be uplifted and whose voices need to be heard; the group has performed with the inmates of the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Clinton, New Jersey, and performs regularly in Hoboken.

NYU Madrigal Singers is a small, coed ensemble of 12-16 singers dedicated to the joy of a capella singing. Challenging repertoire includes music from Renaissance to Contemporary and all things in between. Directed by Nancy Ellen Shankman, the group is trained to perform without a conductor. In addition to participating in the fall and spring concerts at the university, the ensemble pursues its mission to bring music to the community by performing at local public and private schools, such as the George Jackson Academy, and hospitals and senior centers including the Hallmark Senior Residence in Battery Park City. Madrigal Singers also takes its program to organizations such as the Salmagundi Arts Club and others dedicated to supporting the arts. The ensemble is involved in the revitalization of the NYU Choral Alumni and sang last spring at the Memorial/Dedication of the plaque for Marian Konstan, in the choral suite at the Kimmel Center.
The New York University Madrigal Singers performed at the 29th Annual Conference of the International Society of Music Education held in Beijing, China in August of 2010. Last spring, the ensemble did a combined concert with the Yale University Madrigal singers, and just concluded a 9 concert tour with the NYU Jazz Choir at the United Arab Emirates University, The University at Sharjah and NYU Abu Dhabi during January of 2012.
Video: www.youtube.com/results?search_query=nyu+madrigal+singers

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org/special-events

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