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Yiddish Song; Dig deeper. Take it further. A course for The Workers Circle 1
June 24 @ 18:00 - 19:30 UTC+0
Yiddish Song; Dig deeper. Take it further. Register here
The Workers Circle (New York) ONLINE
24, 29 June, 1, 6, 8 July. 6 – 7.30pm UK time, 1 – 2.30pm New York
This practical course focuses on the very core of the Yiddish Song: phrasing, modes, language twists, ornamentation, harmonies, singing styles and where it all comes from. We will look at the golden thread between the oldest simple folk songs to newly composed sophisticated originals.
What makes a song sound traditional or modern, how do we relate to old songs and how has our perception changed in recent times? The context of these songs has drastically changed and so have we. So what’s next? Let’s sing, let’s hear, let’s keep moving forwards.
We will learn Yiddish songs and make them our own, some with 2-3 part harmonies.
All singers are welcome, although you will need to be able to follow written music and / or be prepared to learn by ear.
Led by Polina Shepherd