Moving Tone, in partnership with the Jewish Music Institute, SOAS (http://www.jmi.org.uk) is delighted to announce a workshop and masterclass in Yiddish song on Sunday 28 February.
Yiddish, a language of the Jews, has a flavour all of its own. Rooted in Eastern Europe with close ties to the German tongue, it continues to influence the world of music through its living traditions of theatrical, folk and art songs. Its vibrant rhythms and captivating melodies, along with compelling tales of life and love, create song that enraptures the listener.
Song workshop – 10am-12noon
In this song workshop Hilda will teach a number of Yiddish songs, explain their meaning, and discuss how to interpret the songs in performance. The workshop is aimed at the novice learner so no previous knowledge of Yiddish music or language is required.
Song masterclass – 2pm-4pm
This masterclass is for vocalists who wish to enhance their performance skills through the medium of Yiddish song. It is aimed at experienced singers who perform, or teach singing voice.
Leader – Hilda Bronstein (www.chiribim.com)
The day of Yiddish song will be led by Hilda Bronstein. She is one of Europe’s leading interpreters of Yiddish song. She was the winner of the 2008 Mira Rafalowicz Prize for the Best Yiddish Song Interpretation at the Amsterdam International Jewish Music Festival.
She has performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Spiro Ark, London. In 2007 she released her first solo CD to great critical acclaim. A lover of Yiddish song since childhood, she trained in voice at the Royal College of Music, London.
Hilda will be joined in both sessions by accompanist Yair Schleider, an experienced performer of Yiddish and Klezmer music.
Booking: 01223-262519 or firstname.lastname@example.org