Yiddish Choir Workshop  Aug 10 – 12
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 3 – 6 p.m.

With Polina Shepherd

Already in its fourth year, we are happy to bring back the Choir Workshop to Yiddish Summer Weimar 2018. 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 modern Israeli Yiddish poetry, choir arrangements of modern Israeli composers and songwriters and Yiddish songs influenced by neighbouring Israeli cultures. Some of the most current international Yiddish song material will be brought to the course, too.
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 a wide range of material: traditional style SATB arrangements, nigunim warm ups, simpler fun songs in parts taught by ear and some improvised material.

If you have questions about the program or whether this workshop is right for you, please write to Polina Shepherd:

Workshop Fee: 120 € Standard / 90 € Reduced / 150 € Sponsor / 60€ under 18
We regret that we can’t neither offer the early bird discount nor the discount for other music e.V. members for this workshop.
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