Colorado Hebrew Chorale Presents “The Singing Shekel” on Aug. 15 plus Open Rehearsals

The Colorado Hebrew Chorale announces the return of its popular program “L’Chaim – A Taste of Jewish Music from – Anywhere!” Dr. Seth Ward will present “The Singing Shekel – The Poets and Songs on Israeli Currency,” Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, 7:30 pm MDT on Zoom. The program is free and open to the public.

The present series of Israeli currency features four leading poets on the NIS 20, 50, 100 and 200 notes; each bill has a line from a poem on one side and the full text of another poem in micrography on the reverse side. All of these poems have been set to music. This session will explore the poets, their poetry, and the links to Israeli music and culture. Beverage and food recommendations will be provided.

Dr. Seth Ward

Dr. Seth Ward has been teaching and researching Jewish, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies for four decades, most recently at the University of Wyoming, and first developed The Singing Shekel as enrichment for an informal Hebrew class. He is also a founding member of the Colorado Hebrew Chorale, directed by his wife, Carol Kozak Ward.

The program is free and open to the public. Registration is required at www.coloradohebrewchorale.org. The Zoom link and beverage and food recommendations will be provided. This program is supported by SCFD, JEWISHcolorado and Colorado Creative Industries.

Colorado Hebrew Chorale Announces Open Rehearsals

The Colorado Hebrew Chorale is turning 30 and is seeking qualified singers ages 14 and up in all voice parts. No knowledge of Hebrew is required. The 2022-2023 season will include works by Rossi in commemoration of his 400th birthday and a celebration of Israel at 75. Open rehearsals will take place on Monday Aug. 22 and Monday Aug. 29, 7:30-9:30 pm, at Hebrew Educational Alliance, 3600 S. Ivanhoe St., Denver, CO 80237.

Info: info@coloradohebrewchorale.org, 303-355-0232

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