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The London Yiddish Choir repertoire explores the East European Jewish tradition and takes it to a new dimension introducing 4 part folk song arrangements, contemporary compositions, a bit of improvisation and original music – all with attention to cultural context, history and style.
London Yiddish Choir open to all, new season 2015
OPEN TO ALL. Join any time. We are starting a new season in Central London in January 2015.
Sheet music, translations and transliterations are available. http://www.polinashepherd.co.uk/choirs/yiddish-choir/
Yiddish is a 1000-year-old language of the Jews of Eastern Europe. Yiddish songs are deeply rooted in spiritual traditions, Cantorial and Chassidic singing; they have also been influenced by many other East European cultures. One of the strongest links within Ashkenazi culture is the Chassidic Nign – a part of Jewish worship that enables the singer to bring about a change in consciousness known as Dveykes. Yiddish song is also strongly influenced by theatre and cinema, cultural and historic events and expresses people’s day to day life like any folk culture.
Russian folk and classics, klezmer and Yiddish