Monthly Archives: September 2007

Zamir ‘Kibbitzes’ with Gevatron

Israel Prize winners, The Gevatron: The Israeli Kibbutz
, 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.
The Israel Prize is the most prestigious award handed
out by the State of Israel and is presented annually for
distinguished achievement in scholarship, the arts, or
public service. The Gevatron, which received the
award in May, was founded in the same year as Israel
and is the best-known and most popular traditional
folk-singing group in the country. The exclusive Boston
concert will include Hebrew music in two very different
forms – the exquisite artistry of the Zamir along with
the rousing folk music of the Gevatron.
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.…

KLEZSHOP at Stephen Wise

September 29th, 7:30pm
AT: Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
New York, NY 10023
(Between Columbus and Central Park West); 212-877-4050;

KLEZSHOP – A unique New York based trio, playing their original compositions, all
with a special Jewish-Klezmer flavor. Its members, natives of Israel,
graduates of the Juilliard School, the Paris Conservatory and the Jerusalem Academy,
combine their classical education with a rich experience of performing Jewish music,

Rock, Jazz and Irish music all over the world.

Gilad Harel – clarinet
Jonathan Keren – violin
Gilad Cohen bass guitar, voice

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All About Women Cantors

The Journal of Synagogue Music Fall 2007 issue features articles celebrating 25 years of women as Conservative cantors. There are articles about, by, and for women and Jewish music in this issue (vol. 32) and will be of interest to many who may want to know more women and Jewish music. There are many excellent articles of interest, including a biographical sketch of Barbara Ostfeld by Bruce Ruben (readers are also invited to take a look at my article on Barbara in Encyclopedia Judaica), histories of women in the cantorate, a history of the Khazntes, (women who sang cantorial music albeit not in synagogue), issues of Kol Isha, and an especially interesting piece by Victor Tunkel on the music of the first women composer, Leonora Duarte (1610-1678).…

Melodia Women’s Choir in Manhattan with Becca Schack World Premier

The Melodia Women’s Choir will present an all female performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria in D Major and contemporary works, including the world premiere of Becca Schack‘s new commissioned piece “In My end is My Beginning” based on a text by T. S. Eliot.
The concert is being held
Saturday November 17 at 8 PM, and
Sunday, November 18 at 3 PM at
St. Peter’s Church,
346 West 20th Street, New York City, New York.
Melodia will be joined by an all-women
instrumental chamber ensemble.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
For information, call (212) 252-4134, or visit