On Sunday, January 14, Leah Peer will be presenting her Text and Context Zoom program from 7:00-8:00 pm. She will be discussing Israeli poet Zelda Miakovski’s poem, “Kaahser beirachthi Al Hanerot” (When I Blessed the Candles) which has been set to music by former Denverite Julie Geller and which will be performed at Raisins and Almonds on February 4th. Registration: www.coloradohebrewchorale.org
The Colorado Hebrew Chorale and its treble choir, Kol Nashim invite the community to their annual showcase event: “Raisins & Almonds 2024 – A Tu B’Shvat Celebration.” Sunday, February 4, 2024 beginning at 5:30 pm at the Hebrew Educational Alliance, 3600 S. Ivanhoe Street in Denver.
The inspirational musical evening will honor Kol Nashim’s Founder and Music Director Leah Peer who will be retiring in June 2024. Local actor Albert Banker will serve as master of ceremonies. Colorado State Senator Dafna Michaelson Jenet will make the presentation to Leah on behalf of the choirs.
The evening will open at 5:30 pm with an elegant L’Chaim! VIP reception focusing on our honoree.
The concert will begin at 6:30 pm and will feature both choirs. The Colorado Hebrew Chorale will present the world premiere of Gerald Cohen’s Adonai – Where Shall I Find You?, commissioned by Carol Kozak Ward, the Chorale’s Founder and Artistic Director. The concert will be live-streamed for those who cannot attend in person.
The concert will be followed by a festive ice cream bar and Shira B’Tzibur, a community Israeli-style sing-along led by members of the Colorado Hebrew Chorale and Kol Nashim. All food will be catered by Cohen’s Cuisine.