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10 February – East Hoathly, East Sussex, UK

Chutzpah choir performs at East Hoathly Church as part of a multicultural fundraising event. 7:30-9:30pm. Booking info here.

16 February- Brighton, UK

 The Brighton & Hove Russian Choir performs as part of St. Luke’s Music & Wine concert series. St. Luke’s Church in Queens Park Road.

18 February – London, UK

Alyth Synagogue Jewish Music Festival. More info and booking here.

18 February – London, UK

The London Russian Choir Maslenitsa concert at Mary-at-Finchley Church, door opens at 7.00pm, concert starts at 7.15pm. A shot of vodka will be offered on arrival. Suggested donation on the door £5. More info

24 February – Brighton UK

Polina Shepherd performs at Come Together: An International Women’s Day Extravaganza, The Brighton & Hove Woman’s Centre’s Fundraiser, St George’s Church, Kemptown Brighton. 7pm. More information and booking here.


27 February – London UK

Purim Holiday Songs with special guest Grammy-award winner singer Lorin Sklamberg (The Klezmatics, New York): The London Yiddish choir open session at the Jewish Museum. Open to all. 6.30 – 8.30pm. Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert St, London NW1 7NB

More info and booking here.


28 February – Brighton, UK

The Izba, the Shtetl and the Global Village: Lorin Sklamberg (New York) and Polina Shepherd Duo in concert. Friends’ Meeting House, Ship St, Brighton BN1 1AF. Door 6.45pm, concert 7pm. £12.50 + booking fee online in advance, £15 on the door. Book here

29 February – London UK

Polina’s London Yiddish choir open session: Purim Holiday Songs with guest teacher Lorin Sklamberg (New York) at The Jewish Museum, 6:30pm. More info and booking here.




1 March – Berlin, Germany

Sklamberg & The Shepherds trio in concert in Gorki Theatre, Я Studio. More information TBA soon.


3-4 March – Leeuwarden, Netherlands.

Yiddish Waves festival. More info coming soon.

3 March, 10.30am  – Yiddish choir workshop with Polina Shepherd

4 March – Sklamberg and The Shepherds trio in concert, 7 pm. More info here




photo by Paul Bogomazov

8 April – Hudson, NY, USA

Merlin and Polina Shepherd Duo in concert at Club Helsinki Hudson, 7pm. Details and booking here

10 or 11 April (watch this space) – Boston, USA (TBC)

Merlin and Polina Shepherd Duo in concert at The Burren. More info coming soon.



10-13 May – Brussels, Belgium
Shtetl Saint-Gilles: Yiddish Song and Klezmer Music workshop and festival. More info here.



10 June – Brighton & Hove, UK
Klezmer South – a Sunday of klezmer music, Yiddish song and dance in sunny Brighton with international faculty plus evening concert. Details here. Booking here.



10-12 August  – Weimar, Germany

Yiddish Choir course for Yiddish Summer Weimar. More information here.

19 – 24 August (TBC) – London, UK

The Golden Peacock Yiddish Song School, Polina teaches at the Jewish Music Institute’s annual Ashkenazi music week at SOAS, London. Click here for last year’s course, 2018 info coming soon.

2018 – 2019

New Year Week 26 December – 2 January

Cortijo Romero, Spain.

Songs for the soul. A singing week in a holiday center in the Andalusian mountains. More info coming soon. See previous year’s course description here.

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