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and Kol Nashim, the women's choir of the Colorado Hebrew Chorale
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June 2016

Raising Our Voices in Song:
Unity through Community

 

Summer Sight-Singing Romp 2016

 

Tel Aviv   Orlando      Paris


As our world continues to be rocked by incomprehensible hatred and violence, we respond with the sound of music. 
 
Monday, June 27, 2016
7:30 p.m.
Hebrew Educational Alliance 
3600 E. Ivanhoe St., Denver, CO 80237
Admission $5
 
Join the Colorado Hebrew Chorale and area choral directors for an evening of sight-singing and experiencing music, both classical and contemporary. 

The Sight-Singing Romp will feature two movements from Tyler's Suite, which is a new and lauded nine-piece choral movement dedicated to the memory of Tyler Clementi, a talented young musician who committed suicide after being bullied by his roommate during his first weeks of college.

While Tyler's Suite was originally conceived for and has been performed by male choirs, the arrangement included in this year's Romp is for mixed chorus, that is, men and women singers.
 
Tyler's Suite explores the voices and experiences of Tyler and his family, and ultimately shines a light of hope and endless possibility, thanks to words from celebrated librettist Pamela Stewart and the music of today's top composers: Mark Adamo, John Bucchino, Ann Hampton Callaway, Craig Carnelia, John Corigliano, Stephen Flaherty, Nolan Gasser, Jake Heggie, Lance Horne, and Stephen Schwartz.
 
The text of the final movement, "The Narrow Bridge", is taken from the famed Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav. All the movements are poignant, but with the renowned opera composer Jake Heggie's music surrounding this particular section, the themes of promoting acceptance and combating bullying are especially compelling. 
 
Singers and listeners are welcome.
For more information (303) 355-0232
RSVP: coloradohebrewchorale@yahoo.com

 

Tyler Clementi

 
  


 
Kol Nashim


    Woman to Woman 2016

 

Each spring Kol Nashim, the women’s choir of the Colorado Hebrew Chorale, presents two benefit concerts in support of the Jerusalem Shelter for Battered Women. This May we performed at Congregation Beth Evergreen and at Temple Sinai, Denver. 

Thanks to the generosity of our audience and supporters, we raised $2,700 for the Shelter!
Thanks to the assistance of our anonymous donor, who more than matched what we raised, we were able to match what we gave last year - a total of $5,600 in support.

Kol Nashim music director and founder Leah Peer hand-delivered the funds to Shelter director Naomi Schneiderman on June 9, 2016.

Our sincere thanks and appreciation to all the volunteers who helped make these concerts possible.
 
Stay tuned for a concert sampler in the next issue!
 
  


New Venues in 2016!


Kol Nashim at the Pauline Chapel

The Colorado Hebrew Chorale and Kol Nashim are dedicated to reaching ever broader audiences in and around Colorado. To that end we strive to perform in new venues as often as possible.

On Friday, June 3, 2016 Kol Nashim performed for the first time in Colorado Springs, at the Pauline Chapel of the Broadmoor Hotel. Kol Nashim will return to the Chapel on June 2, 2017.

On Sunday, June 19, 2016, the Colorado Hebrew Chorale will be participating in the Boulder Jewish Festival for the first time in many years. Catch the Chorale at noon, on the main stage on the Pearl Street mall.
 

To bring our music making to your area,
contact coloradohebrewchorale@yahoo.com


 

  

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Both choirs are on hiatus.
Rehearsals resume
Monday, August 22, 2016
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Colorado Hebrew Chorale
Regular Rehearsals
Mondays
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
at
Hebrew Educational Alliance
3600 South Ivanhoe Street
Denver, Co, 80237

Accepting qualified singers in all voice parts.
No knowledge of Hebrew necessary.

For more information
Contact Carol Kozak Ward
Music Director
Tel (303) 355-0232
coloradohebrewchorale @yahoo.com

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Kol Nashim Women's Choir
Regular Rehearsals
Mondays
5:45 - 7:15 p.m.
at
Hebrew Educational Alliance
3600 South Ivanhoe Street
Denver, CO 80237

For More Information
Contact Leah Peer
Music Director
Tel (303) 766 -5324
leahpeer@gmail.com

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