The B’Shalom Chorale, the Berkshires’ only chorale showcasing Jewish music, will hold its 6th annual concert on Wednesday evening, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington. The cost of admission is $15 and tickets will be sold at the door. A second performance will take place on Thursday, Aug. 15th at 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Stockbridge, 4 Main St., Stockbridge. This will be an interfaith concert with selections from the B’Shalom Chorale and the Berkshire Lyric Chamber Chorus. Funds raised will help support the Berkshire Immigrant Center and the Jewish Family Services of Western Massachusetts, which provide comprehensive services to immigrant families and individuals.
Jack Brown, conductor of the B’Shalom Chorale is the Artistic Director of the Berkshire Lyric Chorus, and choral director of Simon’s Rock College and the Hotchkiss School. Joe Rose, accompanist, is also the accompanist for the Berkshire Lyric Chorus and is the Music Director at St. Charles Church in Pittsfield. The B’Shalom Chorale was founded and is coordinated by Cantor Emerita Emily Sleeper Mekler of Sinai Temple in Springfield.
The chorale will be singing music from Salamone Rossi’s Baroque era settings of Jewish liturgy to Kurt Weill’s haunting, jazz inspired “Kiddush” as well as popular Israeli songs.
For more information, contact the B’Shalom Chorale at 413-418-1836, or email BshalomChorale@gmail.com. The Chorale is also on Facebook.
The B’Shalom Chorale, Inc. is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.
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