Thursday, May 15, 7:00PM
Sung Among Friends: Intimate Georgian and Yiddish Singing Traditions
City Lore Performance Space, 56 East First St, Manhattan (Lower East Side), NY
This intimate concert held in close company presents the kind of traditional singing shared socially among friends and family. Informal and at times competitive, Georgian table singing, presented by members of the Zekari Georgian Men’s Choir and Yiddish zingerayen, presented by some of the finest proponents of the tradition, including Michael Alpert, Carol Freeman, Sarah Gordon, Esther Gottesman, Janet Leuchter, Jerry Marcus, Ethel Raim, Paula Teitelbaum and Josh Waletzky, exemplify a practice found in many cultures of using the time after a meal to carry on in song.
This event is presented by Brooklyn Arts Council, in co-sponsorship with CATCH (Center for Art, Tradition and Cultural Heritage), Center for Traditional Music and Dance’s An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture, City Lore, and Dancing Crane Georgian Cultural Center. At the brand new City Lore
Performance Space, 56 East First St, Manhattan (Lower East Side)