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Yiddish Choir Workshop in Weimar, Germany
August 15, 2019 - August 17, 2019€90 – €120
The YSW Yiddish choir workshop offers a unique opportunity to experience a fascinating repertoire in an inspiring atmosphere. For several years now, the course has been focusing on specific aspects of Yiddish singing, including language, musical style, history and cultural context. How can a Yiddish song arrangement be different from other Jewish choral music? How traditional or modern can a Yiddish choir be?
Picking up on this year’s YSW theme “The Weimar Republic of Yiddishland” from a choral perspective, we will explore early 20th-century choral repertoire as well as material arranged and composed exclusively for YSW 2019, in addition to the usual rich spread of East European Jewish choral music – traditional four-voice scores, nigunim warm ups, simple fun songs learned by ear, and improvised material.
Enjoy singing in a warm-hearted atmosphere under the guidance of one of the world’s most charismatic and inspiring choir directors. Polina’s teaching methods are based on and experiment with East European sound, ornamentation and modalities, with attention to stylistic detail, history and context. All singers are welcome, although you will need to be able to follow the written music and be prepared to learn by ear.
If you have questions about the program or would like to know whether this workshop is right for you, please contact Polina Shepherd at www.polinashepherd.co.uk/contact.
Workshop fee: 120 € Standard / 90 € Reduced / 150 € Sponsor / 60€ under 18.
Workshop times: 10am – 1pm, 3-6pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday plus an evening showcase/presentation on Saturday.
For information about the Standard, Reduced and Supporter fees go to Yiddish Summer Weimar web site.
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