Published on May 29th, 2012 | by JLedger0
Concert casts a spotlight on Yiddish
The rich heritage of Yiddish music will be on stage at the annual Cantor’s Concert of Temple Sholom in Greenwich on Sunday, June 10 at 2 p.m. Led by Temple Sholom’s Cantor Asa Fradkin, the concert will feature a performance by the Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus, along with Temple Sholom’s youth and teen choirs. Designed for people of all ages, the concert will feature a mix of Yiddish music, both original and modern.
With 30+ members ranging from teens to retirees, the Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus is part of the modern Yiddish renaissance, singing oratorios and operettas, labor anthems, folksongs, and popular tunes – all in Yiddish. The Chorus has commissioned and premiered new Yiddish choral works by composers Helen Medwedeff Greenberg, Robert Ross, Binyumen Schaechter, Josh Waletzky, and Mark Zuckerman, and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the West Point Military Academy, as well as at the North American Jewish Choral Festival. So that the newest generation can carry on the lamp of Yiddish song, the Chorus also performs with “Di Shekhter-tekhter” (The Schaechter Daughters), a one-of-a-kind all-Yiddish sister act.
Temple Sholom is located at 300 East Putnam Avenue in Greenwich. There is no admission fee, but a donation of $5 per person is suggested. For more
information call (203) 869-7191, or visit www.templesholom.com.