L'khayim! A Celebration of Jewish Music in Ladino, Yiddish and other Languages

Sunday November 25, 2012
3:30PM - - -

L'khayim! A Celebration of Jewish Music in Ladino, Yiddish and other Languages

Category :: Concert
L’khayim! Music in Ladino, Yiddish & Other Languages


Sponsored by Harbord Bakery & Calandria

The Jubilate Singers and Toronto Jewish Folk Choir unite in L’khayim: A Celebration of Jewish Music – Featuring the Music of Milton Barnes, Sunday, November 25, 3:30 p.m. at Grace Church-on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto.

Isabel Bernaus and Alexander Veprinsky conduct a lively program in Yiddish, Judeo Spanish (Ladino), Hebrew and other languages. The klezmer ensemble Shtetl Shpil is a special guest.

Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door; $15 seniors; $10 students; 12 and under free. They may be booked online at www.ticketweb.ca or by calling 416-485-1988 or (905) 669-5906, or purchased directly from choir members. More information will be posted at www.winchevskycentre.org/institutions/choir.html and www.jubilatesingers.ca.

The concert celebrates the 80th anniversary of the late Milton Barnes, a prolific and leading Toronto-based composer of both Jewish music and works in diverse styles. He would have been 80 in December 2011.

Under the baton of Isabel Bernaus, the joint choirs will perform Sefarad, a three-part a capella suite in Judeo-Spanish (Ladino), written by Milton Barnes in 1996 to celebrate the 3,000th anniversary of the City of Jerusalem. The words are from popular Sephardic texts.

Alexander Veprinsky will lead both choirs and Shtetl Shpil in Barnes’ Dos Naye Lid (The New Song), a five-movement klezmer suite sung in Yiddish. The work, commissioned by the late Myrna Levine for the Toronto Jewish Folk Choir, was finished shortly before the composer’s untimely death at 69 in 2001.

Bernaus of the Jubilate Singers and Veprinsky of the Toronto Jewish Folk Choir will also direct their own choirs in additional Jewish music, including songs for the upcoming Khanuka season.

Accompanists are pianists Sherry Squires of the Jubilate Singers and Lina Zemelman of the TJFC.

The November concert is sponsored by Harbord Bakery & Calandria, and presented with the assistance of the Toronto Arts Council, and members and friends of both choirs.

For More Information:
Grace Church on-the-hill
300 Lonsdale Road
M4V 1X4
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