Jewish music featured in mid-week concert at synagogue

Jazz singer and choir leader Carol Sokoloff among the featured performers

The Jewish Community Choir of Victoria presents An Evening of Jewish Music, Wednesday (July 13) at 7:30 p.m. at the Congregation Emanu-el Synagogue, 1461 Blanshard St.

Under the direction of Carol Sokoloff, the choir will offer a musical journey through the lands and styles of Jewish music, from the ancient to the modern, from Jerusalem to Andalusia, from the synagogue to the shtetl, the Yiddish theatre, Broadway, Hebrew and Israeli folk traditions.

Also featured will be Joanne Davidson, soprano; Iris Colyn, soprano; jazz vocalist Sokoloff; jazz pianist and baritone Kenny Seidman and Greg Davidson on piano.

The concert is a fundraiser for both the choir and for the upkeep of the heritage synagogue, the oldest in continual use in Canada and soon to celebrate its 150th year.

Although a community choir not formally affiliated with any congregation, the Jewish Community Choir has the good fortune to rehearse in this inspiring place. The public is invited to experience the beauty of Jewish music and of Victoria’s heritage synagogue for a special evening of song.

A donation of $10 is suggested.

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