January 31, 2009

3rd Annual A Capella Fest, Brookline, MA 31 Jan 2009

3rd Annual A Cappella Fest

A night of great music to benefit Boston inner-city at-risk youth, and victims of terror in Mumbai and Israel.

SATURDAY, January 31, at 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
Congregation Kehillath Israel (KI), 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

The event will feature top A Cappella groups from Boston University, Boston College, Brandeis, Harvard, Tufts, and Yale, plus Gann Academy, Noble and Greenough School, Temple Emanuel, plus a South Indian group, Blue Hill Club of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, Joyful Voices of Inspiration Gospel group, and more to be announced.

This is a rare opportunity to enjoy  a dozen Jewish and other a cappella groups from many great institutions. And all money raised will go to charity.

Purchase tickets ($20) online at or call 617-277-9155.

January 30, 2010

A Cappella Fest, Brookline, MA, 30 January 2010

THE 4TH ANNUAL A CAPPELLA FEST - now a 2 day event!
All proceeds to benefit Ethiopian Early Childhood Education in Haifa & Mitzvah Heroes Fund.

Congregation Kehillath Israel
384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA
8 pm (doors open at 7:30)
Tickets $15
Featuring both new groups and returning favorites, including groups from:
Berklee, Brandeis, Brown, BU, Harvard, UMass, Zamir Chorale of Boston Chamber Singers, and more!

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE AT For more information, call 617-277-9155.

March 31, 2010

Mycale, Tel Aviv, 31 Mar 2010

Mycale - a cappella collaborative vocal arrangements to John Zorn tunes from his amazing Book of Angels.

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb: Voice
Sofia Rei Koutsovitis: Voice
Basya Schechter: Voice
Malika Zarra: Voice

March 31st @ 8.30pm @ Levontin Tel Aviv, Israel

April 1, 2010

Mycale, Jerusalem, 1 Apr 2010

Mycale - a cappella collaborative vocal arrangements to John Zorn tunes from his amazing Book of Angels.

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb: Voice
Sofia Rei Koutsovitis: Voice
Basya Schechter: Voice
Malika Zarra: Voice

April 1st @ 10pm (doors open 9:30pm)
Beit Avi Chai
44 King George St.
Jerusalem, Israel

June 27, 2010

Mycale, NYC, 27 Jun 2010

Mycale - a cappella collaborative vocal arrangements to John Zorn tunes from his amazing Book of Angels.

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb: Voice
Sofia Rei Koutsovitis: Voice
Basya Schechter: Voice
Malika Zarra: Voice

Sunday, June 27
Rose - 345 Grand Street (near Havemeyer)
8p.m. $10

June 29, 2010

Mycale, NYC, 29 Jun 2010

Mycale - a cappella collaborative vocal arrangements to John Zorn tunes from his amazing Book of Angels.

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb: Voice
Sofia Rei Koutsovitis: Voice
Basya Schechter: Voice
Malika Zarra: Voice

Tuesday, June 29th
Zinc Bar - 82 West 3rd Street between Thompson and Sullivan
7:30 - $10

July 1, 2010

John Zorn Masada Marathon, Montreal Jazz Fest, 1 Jul 2010

Masada Marathon
Théâtre Maisonneuve - PdA
175 Ste. Catherine Street West
$44.50 - $54.50

Saxophonist, composer, musical explorer-John Zorn is an indefinable artist. Tonight, he presents an utterly unique and eclectic creation in two parts, with twenty of New York's finest musicians taking the stage in turn to mount this musical marathon. At 6 p.m., Zorn presents the groups Bar Kokhba, the Jamie Saft Trio, the Ben Goldberg Quartet, Mycale, Erik Friedlander performing solo, and the Masada Sextet.

January 22, 2011

5th Annual A Capella Fest, 22 Jan 2011

The 5th Annual A Capella Fest

Saturday, January 22
Congregation Kehillath Israel
384 Harvard Street, Brookline

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for Gift of Life Bone Registry Drive; concert begins at 8:00 p.m.

All proceeds to benefit Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation. Join the registry at the concert and you might save a life. Volunteers will be on hand to do a quick voluntary cheek swab, which is all that is needed to join the registry. Featuring performers from Barnard, Brandeis, Boston University, Gann Academy, Solomon Schechter Day School, Temple Emanuel, the Klezwoods. The past 4 years of A Cappella Fest were filled to capacity - buy your tickets early!

Purchase tickets by phone at 617-277-9155 or on-line.

Presented by Congregation Kehillath Israel & Temple Israel of Boston

March 20, 2011

A Cappella Festival, Boston Jewish Music Festival, Waltham, MA, 20 Mar 2011

BJMF logoBoston Jewish Music Festival
Sunday, March 20, 7pm

Finding Harmony
The Best of A Cappella
Gann Academy
333 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02452
(781) 642-6800

Enjoy the harmonies and show-stopping energy when the best high school, collegiate, and professional a cappella groups of the region strut their stuff. Hosted by Gann Academy’s ShenaniGanns, this year’s event also features Boston University’s Kol Echad, Binghamton University’s Kaskeset, and Six13, an award-winning New York-based vocal band that brings an unprecedented style of Jewish music to the stage.

Tickets: In advance $10 students, $18 general admission. $20 at the door. Purchase tickets by clicking HERE.

September 8, 2011

Red Hot Chachkas, 8 Sep 2011

Red Hot ChachkasThe Red Hot Chachkas

Thursday Sept 8 "Hardly Strictly Klezmer," also featuring a capella singers Vocolot, at the Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St. near Shattuck, Berkeley CA (near Berkeley BART). Show at 8 PM

April 29, 2012

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.

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May 2, 2013

Maccabeats, Washington Jewish Music Fest, Washington, DC, 2 May, 2013

The Maccabeats

Thursday, May 2, 7:00 pm
Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation's Capital
6045 16th Street NW
$15; $50 priority seating

With over 10 million YouTube views and numerous television appearances, the Maccabeats aren't your average college a cappella group.

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December 8, 2013

Techiya, Heartbeats, Cambridge, MA, 8 Dec 2013

Free Jewish a cappella concert this Sunday, with MIT's Techiya and guests HMS/HSDM Heartbeats!

Sunday, December 8 at 8:00pm
MIT 6-120
Cambridge, MA

What happens when Thanksgivukkah and Christmas coincide? And Easter, too? Will the fundamental laws of physics change? How should we celebrate the most awesome holiday on the planet?

Come hear us sing and figure it out! Admission is free and we will have refreshments after the show!

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Techiya, Heartbeats, Cambridge, MA, 8 Dec 2013

dmitri slepovichLitvakus

Fri, Dec 6, 2013, 5:30-7:00pm
American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square,
New York, New York 10023

Litvakus will perform a program of rarely heard and newly discovered traditional Eastern European Jewish, Belarusian, and Polish music at American Folk Art Museum at Lincoln Center in New York. This is a FREE show, since it is part of Free Music Fridays series.