The Vienna Jewish Choir at Central Synagogue
Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 7:30–9:00 pm
In Person & Virtual
We are thrilled to welcome the Vienna Jewish Choir to Central Synagogue for a performance in our Sanctuary on Tuesday, April 26th at 7:30 PM.
This event will require proof of vaccination and booster (if eligible). Additional information about COVID-19 safety precautions will be shared closer to the date of the event.
This page will be updated with additional information about registration for this event in the coming weeks.
ABOUT THE CHOIR
The revival of Yiddish song is the central concern of the Vienna Jewish Choir. We use music to build bridges between different cultures. And within our community, which is diverse in every respect, we also live the principle of intercultural understanding. The Vienna Jewish Choir is actually a folk song choir: we breathe new life into those songs that have been passed down through generations and almost perished with European Jewry, on stage and with CDs and DVDs, thus demonstrating that Jewish music once again has a firm place in today's rich Viennese cultural scene.
After trips to so many cities with smaller or bigger Jewish populations the choir is finally aimed at New York, where the Klezmer revival started and where so many Jewish composers, singers and performers have been successful. In the week of Yom haShoa the Vienna Jewish Choir under the direction of Roman Grinberg has scheduled four concerts titled “Mir leybn eybik” in Manhattan, Westchester County and Long Island. We come to New York with a repertoire of commemoration, hope and peace. Songs in Yiddish, Hebrew, and Ladino. The connection to and performance with local rabbis and cantors will create new musical bonds.