The Toronto Jewish Folk Choir is accepting new members for its 2004-05 season. The SATB choir was featured at this year’s Ashkenaz Festival and begins rehearsals for the new season on Wednesday, September 29, 7:30 p.m. at the Morris Winchevsky Centre, 585 Cranbrooke Avenue (just east of Bathurst, five blocks north of Lawrence), Toronto. Interested new members are welcome to take part. For further information, call Jean Shek at 416-489-7681 or e-mail Howard Kaplan at firstname.lastname@example.org .
This is the 79th season for the choir, and its third under the inspiring leadership of conductor Alexander Veprinsky, a graduate of the Mykola Lysenko Lviv State Conservatory in Ukraine in operatic and symphonic conducting. Moscow Conservatory-trained Lina Zemelman is returning for her 28th season as pianist.
The choir’s repertoire this year will include music on Jewish themes, mostly in Yiddish, but also in Hebrew, Russian, Judeo-Spanish and English, as well as classical works on Jewish themes, and music of other cultures.
While it is not necessary to read music, members may tape rehearsals and are encouraged to learn their parts at home between rehearsals.