Yiddish Choir Workshop  Aug 4 – 6
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 3 – 6 p.m.

With Polina Shepherd

Already in its third year, we are happy to bring back the Choir Workshop to Yiddish Summer Weimar 2017. Choir groups and individual singers from all over the world are warmly invited to join. Led by Polina Skovoroda Shepherd, an internationally renowned Yiddish choir leader, composer and performer, the workshop is open to all singers who can read music or are able to learn by ear.

The special theme of this year’s Yiddish Summer will be reflected  in this workshop: music set to Israeli Yiddish poetry (including settings of Abraham Sutzkever, the Greatest Israeli Yiddish Poet), choir arrangements of modern Israeli composers and songwriters and Yiddish songs influenced by neighbouring Israeli cultures.
The workshop will explore specific questions in Yiddish singing, including language, musical style, history and cultural context: How can a Yiddish song arrangement be different from other Jewish choral repertoire? How traditional or modern can a Yiddish choir be? How does The Other Israel affect the depth of musical substance in Yiddish song?
The course will include choir music ranging from traditional SATB arrangements to fully improvised material.

If you have questions about the program or whether this workshop is right for you, please write to Polina Shepherd: polina_shepherd@yahoo.co.uk

Workshop Fee: 120 € Standard / 90 € Reduced / 150 € Sponsor
We regret that we can’t offer early bird discount for this workshop.
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