Join Koleinu for an evening of Jewish choral music on Thursday, June 10th, 8pm at Temple Reyim in Newton. They will be performing a concert of contemporary, liturgical, folk, and Yiddish music with special guest soloist, Cantor Charles Osborne.
Currently finishing its second complete season,
Koleinu initially met in the spring of 2002. As a
community chorus, Koleinu is open to anyone interested in singing Jewish choral music. It is a non-auditioned group, currently about 60 members strong. The group was founded by Cantor Scott Sokol, Director of the Jewish Music Institute at Hebrew College and Larry
Kozinn, a community singer who had long hoped for the creation of just such a group. Koleinu is in residence at Hebrew College in Newton Centre.
According to Cantor Sokol, the Boston community is blessed with many excellent choral groups including several that focus on Jewish music. However, he and Kozinn long felt the need to offer this repertoire in a quality musical organization to all, regardless of their previous choral experience. Early in the
planning process, Sokol brought on board Carol Marton as the musical director of the group. Marton has extensive experience conducting amateur and professional choral groups in the Jewish and non-Jewish world. By all accounts, she has succeeded in creating a first-rate group in Koleinu.
Tickets to the June 10th concert at Temple Reyim will be available at the door for $10. Reyim is located at 1860 Washington Street (Rte. 16) in Newton. More information can be found on the Koleinu website: www.koleinu.com, or they can be reached at 617-559-8649 or e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org