I Will Sing: A HMD Choral Workshop, London
February 2, 2020 @ 10:30 - 16:30 UTC+0£20
Sunday 2 February 2020 10.30am – 4.30pm
In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, London
Borough of Richmond Upon Thames and The Landmark Arts Centre are offering a special choral workshop celebrating Jewish musical culture, in particular that of East European Jews.
A wide range of material, sacred and secular, traditional and new will be explored in Hebrew and Yiddish, but no knowledge of the languages is necessary.
Enjoy singing in a warm- hearted atmosphere under the guidance of Polina Shepherd, one of the world’s most charismatic and inspiring Jewish choir directors.
All singers are welcome, although you will need to be able to follow the written music and be prepared to learn by ear. Singers will also be expected to take part in the evening concert at 6pm on the same day.
To book your place on the workshop please contact The Landmark Arts Centre.
TEL: 020 8977 7558
EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org COST: £20
WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS ARE INVITED TO PERFORM AS PART OF THE EVENING CONCERT: Sunday 2 February 2020, 6pm. Doors & bar open: 5.15pm
About Polina Shepherd (Skovoroda):
Polina was born in Siberia and grew up in a home where songs were regularly sung at the family table. Now an internationally renowned performer, she brings the songs of the Steppes and the Shtetl up to date with passion and haunting soul. Her singing, though based on traditional forms, cuts a unique sound deeply rooted in east European Jewish and Russian folk sound. Growing up in Tatarstan also placed her close to Islamic ornamentation and timbre which can be heard in her unique vocal style and four octave range.
Polina’s choral workshops showcase her specially developed choral teaching methods which are based on specific East European sound, ornamentation, modal experimentation with attention to stylistic details, history and context.