OPEN REHEARSAL SEPTEMBER 21
The Toronto Jewish Folk Choir provides an opportunity to sing in Yiddish and other languages of the Jewish people, and meet a friendly group from around the world!
Conducted by Alexander Veprinsky, the historic choir invites new singers to join in its 86th season – a season that features Yiddish favorites, and a variety of songs in Hebrew, Ladino, English and other languages. Ability to read music is an asset but not required.
Rehearsals are Wednesdays, 7:30-10 p.m. at the Winchevsky Centre, 585 Cranbrooke Ave. (Bathurst-Lawrence), beginning September 14 with a short rehearsal.
The public is invited to an Open Rehearsal September 21. However, potential members are also welcome September 14 and anytime. There will be no rehearsal on September 28 (Jewish New Year’s Eve).
To inquire about joining the Toronto Jewish Folk Choir, please e-mail email@example.com, or call Luba at (905) 669-5906. More information on the choir is at www.winchevskycentre.org/institutions/choir.html.
This season’s highlights include a klezmer suite by Milton Barnes, celebrating the late composer’s 80th anniversary; music by beloved Yiddish songwriter Mordechai Gebirtig, and a tribute to two important Choir personalities who passed away this summer – the Choir’s longtime leader Ben Shek, and donor Myrna Levine, who commissioned the Barnes suite, Dos Naye Lid (The New Song) for the Choir. There will also be intergenerational and Chanukah concerts amongst other events. The season also marks Lina Zemelman’s 35th as the Choir’s pianist.
Last season was highlighted by the choir’s 85th annual spring concert, featuring composer Sid Robinovitch’s Yiddish suite In Amerike, with klezmer band. The Choir repeated the work in June, along with Yiddish favorites, at the Montreal International Festival of Yiddish Theatre – where it earned a standing ovation.