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Brighton Fringe, Russian choirs and Klezmer Duo concert.

May 19, 2023 @ 16:00 - 17:00 UTC+0


Part of Brighton Fringe Festival

Presented by Fail Better Productions:  Khorovod: Music from the Steppes and the Shtetl

Venue: Spiegeltent (Old Steine, Brighton) 19 of May 4.00 – 5.00

Follow the Sun from East to West in a circle of traditional music from Eastern Europe.

The khorovod is an East Slavic and pagan ritual: over a 1000 years ago communities sang and danced in a circle, the circle symbolising the Sun. We invite you into our khorovod.

Listen to peasant songs about love, potatoes and Siberian village life. Weep at a Cossack lament for lost youth. Let your heart be lifted by raucous folk songs from the steppes. Add flavours from a Tatar Bazaar, hear the echoes of distant voices shouting “Mazl tov!” at a Jewish wedding in Bessarabia. Join the community singing soulful nigunim – Hassidic songs without words… add a sprinkle of spices from Turkey and the Mediterranean. Finally wash it all down with an Odessa fisherman’s melody.

This heartfelt and joyous programme is presented by the Brighton & Hove and London Russian choirs with an internationally renowned Klezmer duo Merlin Shepherd (clarinets) and Polina Shepherd (voice, piano).

***The Brighton & Hove and the London Russian choirs are independent community choirs bringing together music lovers of all backgrounds. They promote culture, peace, unity and build bridges through singing.

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Brighton Fringe, Russian choirs and Klezmer Duo concert.


May 19, 2023
16:00 - 17:00 UTC+0
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The Polina Shepherd Vocal Experience
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