The Singing Shekel
Hosted by Dr. Seth Ward
Monday, August 15, 2022 @7:30PM MDT via Zoom. REGISTER TODAY
L’Chaim! A Taste of Jewish Music from – Anywhere! presents The Singing Shekel – hosted by (Dr.) Seth Ward.
The present series of Israeli currency features four leading poets on the NIS 20, 50, 100 and 200 notes; each bill has a line from a poem on one side and the full text of another poem in micrography on the reverse side. All of these poems have been set to music. This session will explore the poets, their poetry, and the links to Israeli music and culture. Beverage and food recommendations to follow!
Seth Ward has been teaching and researching Jewish, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies for four decades, most recently at the University of Wyoming, and first developed The Singing Shekel as enrichment for an informal Hebrew class. He is also a founding member of the Colorado Hebrew Chorale, directed by his wife, Carol Kozak Ward.
Boulder Jewish Festival
Sunday June 12, 2022 @12:20PM MDT
Pearl Street, Boulder, CO
Come watch Colorado Hebrew Chorale and Kol Nashim take the Performance Stage at this year’s Boulder Jewish Festival!
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Woman to Woman 2022
May 24, 2022 @7:00PM MDT
Hebrew Educational Alliance Register Now
After 2PM MDT
In-person tickets are available at the door.
For virtual tickets please use the donation button, specify W2W and the link will be sent on Wednesday 5/25
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Join Kol Nashim and the Colorado Hebrew Chorale, for a musical program, celebrating the strength of women and children through song.
The Colorado Hebrew Chorale is delighted to welcome Eitan Kantor, director of Congregational Music at the Hebrew Educational Alliance (HEA), as a soloist in conjunction with the upcoming Kol Nashim Woman to Woman performance. Eitan, whose extensive and varied professional life has included the cantorate, youth education, and virtual choir facilitation, channels music through his fiddle, his own singing voice, and the collective singing voice of the community.
All ticket sales to this event are a donation benefitting the Jerusalem Shelter for Battered Women, and are matched by an anonymous donor.
KOL NASHIM CELEBRATES STEPHEN SONDHEIM (1930-2021)
Feb 20, 2022 @7:00PM MDT via ZOOM.
March 2020 marked the 90th birthday of the legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. “The plan”, said Kol Nashim music director Leah Peer, “had been to recognize this milestone by programming some of Sondheim repertoire for the 2020-21 season”. With the pandemic canceling 2020-21 live performances, Peer opted to reschedule the pieces for 2021-22 as a “belated birthday salute”. Sadly, because of Sondheim’s passing on November 26, 2021, this has now been re-imagined as a tribute to his life and work.
In addition to Jewish choral music, Kol Nashim’s 2021-22 repertoire has included three of Sondheim songs, with each also being showcased in Text and Context (T & C), the monthly Zoom series launched by Peer in Sept. 2021. The inaugural T & C session, highlighting “Everyone Says Don’t” from Sondheim’s 1964 musical, Anyone Can Whistle, became the touchstone for future T & C programs, combining lively conversation and insights about the lyrics. Given Sondheim own meticulous craftsmanship as a lyricist, these songs serve as a wonderful opportunity for deeper exploration.
The upcoming T & C session, taking place on Updated Date: February 20, 2022 (7 p.m. MST, online via Zoom and Facebook live) is the second one in which Peer will showcase Sondheim’s talent as a wordsmith. The song being discussed that evening, “Being Alive”, is from Sondheim’s 1970 musical, Company. The Sept. 2021 T & C session (“Everyone Says Don’t”) can be viewed on the Colorado Hebrew Chorale’s Youtube channel, and the concluding T & C Sondheim session featuring “No One is Alone” from Into the Woods (1986) will be presented on Sunday, April 24, 2022. All the T & C offerings are free and open to the public.