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Kol Truah

Jewish Choir of the East Bay

 
  

   
Music of Kol Truah

Kol Truah Jewish Choir of the East Bay
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Kol Truah Favorites, Vol. 1.

Come hear us reprise favorites from the last 12 years, and if you don't hear your own favorite, let us know! The only theme is that we love this music and we know you will too.
Featured on the program will be Ladino, Yiddish, Hebrew, English, Sephardic, old, new, liturgical…well, a mishmash (a Yiddish word, by the way), or an iruvuv’yah (if you prefer Hebrew).

So come join us for the first performance of
Kol Truah Favorites, Vol. 1!

Thursday, September 15, at 7:30 PM at Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney RD. Alameda, CA 94502.

September 18th, 3 PM at Congregation Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Avenue in Berkeley

Suggested Donation: $15 General, $10 Students and Seniors

A journey through Jewish music spanning hundreds
of years and three continents. 
Join us as we make music from the earliest forms on record to our own times. We will encounter songs by ever-prolific Anonymous, mysterious Rossi, traditionalist Lewandowski, and cantor’s son Kurt Weill, and we'll explore Sephardic, Yiddish, and Yemenite folk music and way beyond. You won't need your passport to experience the varied and beautiful music that makes up part of our heritage, but you will have explored part of the musical world that doesn't often get visited.

Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Temple Israel
3183 Mecartney Rd, Alameda, CA 94502

Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 3 PM
Congregation Netivot Shalom
1316 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702

 

Kol Truah Jewish Choir of the East Bay presents

‘FREEDOM IS THE OXYGEN OF THE SOUL’ ~Moshe Dayan
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,” we read in the Declaration of Independence. At a time when we are experiencing erosion of freedoms and loss of liberty, while other peoples are still yearning, hoping, and fighting for freedom, Kol Truah Jewish Choir explores just what liberty and freedom mean. Through the music of Irving Berlin, Aaron Copland, Charles Davidson, Linda Hirschhorn, and others, as well as Passover melodies, spirituals, and African freedom songs Kol Truah presents a varied program celebrating liberty and freedom by singing of the yearning for, first taste of, and defense of these two “unalienable rights.” Please join us.

WHEN AND WHERE:

Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 7 PM
Congregation Netivot Shalom
1316 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702

Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 7 PM
Temple Israel
3183 Mecartney Rd, Alameda, CA 94502

Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 4 PM
Congregation Kol Shofar
215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon, 94920

 

"Love in the Spring--or Any Other Season."

Love in the spring

The program includes passionate songs in Spanish, swinging Yiddish, mostly reverent Hebrew, moving Italian, and frivolous English. Please join us as we sing music of the heart.

Saturday, November 9, 2013, at 7:30 PM, Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Rd., Alameda.

Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 3 PM, Congregation Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Ave. Berkeley.

Saturday, November. 16, 2013 at 7:00 PM, Temple Beth Hillel, 801 Park Central St, Richmond

Suggested Donation: $10.00

Previous concerts

A Tribute to Sandy Schneider” founder of the original Kol Truah in 1974.

This concert will feature music written by Sandy, as well as other local composers, Robert Applebaum, Linda Hirschhorn, and our new Composer-in-Residence, Robert Schoen”

Saturday 7 PM, February 2, 2013, location to be determined

Sunday 3 PM, February 3, 2013, at Congregation Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Ave., Berkeley

Love in the Spring (Or Any Other Season)

Saturday 7 PM, June 1, 2013, location to be determined

Sunday 3 PM, June 2, 2013, at Congregation Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Ave., Berkeley

 

Psalm Enchanted Evening concert at Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley and Temple Israel in Alameda includes the following pieces:
Halleluyah (Psalm 150), by Louis Lewandowski (1821-1894)
The 19th Psalm, by Benedetto Marcello (1686-1739)
Adonai Roi Lo Echsar (Psalm 23), by Gerald Cohen (1960-)
23rd Psalm (dedicated to my mother), by Bobby McFerrin (1950)
How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place (Psalm 84), by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Mah Tovu (Psalms 5, 26, 95, 69), by Danny Maseng
Psalm 100 Jauchzet, by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
B’tzeit Yisrael (Psalm 114), by Eliezer Gerovitch (1844-1914)
B’tzeit Yisrael (Psalm 114), by Louis Lewandowski (1821-1894)
Benissez-Nous (Psalm 118). Sephardic Folk
Baruch Haba (Psalm 118), by Ya’acov Bergman
Shir Lama’alot (Psalm 121), by Salomone Rossi (1570-1630)
Hinei Mah Tov (Psalm 133), by Erik Contzius
Haleluyah (Psalm 150), by Linda Mankin (1928)

The group performed at the Congregation Netivot Shalom Music Festival in Berkeley on Saturday, February 21, 2009. To hear the music performed, please enter here.

Kol Truah will perform at Congregation Netivot Shalom on Novemebr 8, 2009 at 4 PM. The program includes the following information:

Kol Truah Nov. 8, 2009 program

 

 
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