The Colorado Hebrew Chorale offers two different types of school interactions.
For those desiring a frontal, assembly type presentation, we offer the three possible programing options, or we can create one for your special needs.
For schools with a developed choral program, we offer an Immersion program that culminates in a joint performance/s with our singers
This page will serve as an archive of CHC program contents and notes.
click here to see the powerpoint and online quiz associated with this program
The Taste of Jewish Music
Holidays, life cycle events and the seasons; all of these celebrations are enhanced with food and song. Savor a sampling of Jewish traditions from across the calendar and around the globe.
Israel and America
A musical comparison of the establishment of the modern State of Israel in 1948 and the founding of the United States in 1776. We juxtapose songs of patriotism, hope, nation building and dreams from two of the most successful democracies in the world.
Hooray for Hollywood
The world of popular entertainment served as a path to success for Jewish immigrants and their children. We spotlight Jewish composers of stage and screen, from Irving Berlin through Richard Rogers to Billy Joel.
Colorado State Standards met by our programs:
Contact us regarding custom programs on the Holocaust or other themes.
Cost:$300 for a single presentation and an additional $150 for a second program back-to-back (Scholarships available)
Duration:1 – 2 classroom periods (to be determined by the school)
Presentation Type:An interactive assembly presentation that includes grade appropriate information
- All programs include preparatory materials for classroom use
- Colorado Hebrew Chorale members are available for pre and/or post concert visits
Building bridges of understanding starts with youth—the next generation. The immersion experience will celebrate our unique contributions while recognizing the need to build better channels of communication within all areas of the community. There is a lack of awareness of Jewish culture, heritage, and tradition. In particular, the Spanish-Jewish heritage, with its rich songs in Spanish and long history in Mexico and the southwestern United States, provides an ideal opportunity for intercultural cooperation.
This kind of experience can be tailored to all grade levels
1. Preliminary meetings with choral directors to select a theme and repertoire.
2. One or more rehearsals with the Colorado Hebrew Chorale choral directors, to work on language issues.
3. One or more presentations to students and teachers by the Colorado Hebrew Chorale specialists on content issues related to the program.
4. Collaboration with the Colorado Hebrew Chorale on poster design, publicity, and printed programs for the performance.
6. One or more joint performance(s) for parents and community.
Our immersion program is meant to cover 10-12 weeks of a school year (for a choir that meets daily). The choral directors will determine the number of weeks necessary for the unit. The choirs involved will focus on Jewish music, as selected in cooperation with all the choral directors involved, for the duration of the unit. This unit can be tailored to the needs of your school The music is selected based on the choirs’ musical level, and can include pieces in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino and Aramaic, as well as English. Our specialists will visit the school and enhance the music making experience with relevant historical, cultural and religious background information.
Inclusive practices are intrinsic to the way we work. Rehearsal practices include cues for oral and visual learners, and pedagogical training to accommodate all levels of learning. Musical programming is designed to encourage language and reading skills, communication, critical thinking and artistic skills, as well as promoting a positive attitude towards all elements of our society. All activities will meet state music standards.
We encourage a multi-disciplinary approach, and would be happy to work with classroom teachers in the school, in cooperation with the immersion program. The Colorado Hebrew Chorale is able to make professional development sessions available for all interested teachers in the partner organization. Our presenters have experience with both the specific content, in school, community and professional settings, and with facilitating full participation of students and adults.
If the joint concert is an event for which tickets are sold, the Colorado Hebrew Chorale will receive 50% of the box office. If the concert is a free concert, the fee is to be negotiated. Publicity for the concert(s) will be disseminated by both the Colorado Hebrew Chorale and the school.