For centuries, Jewish music has been shaped—and continues to be transformed—by the unique Jewish experience, characterized by influences from all over the globe as Jews migrated from place to place. Songs of love, loss, spiritual longing, work, resistance, and survival are sung in Yiddish, Ladino, Hebrew, Bulgarian, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, and English testifying to the geographical diversity of Jewish history. Daring and sublime works by iconic contemporary Jewish composers including Meredith Monk, David Lang, and Daniel Hoffman bear witness to the contemporary Jewish experience, where extended vocal techniques, bold improvisations, and modern harmonies transform tradition.
Examples of Jewish Program
Winner of a 2007 Accolade Award of Excellence
Selected Concert Reviews
Please note, the program above is being offered for Kitka's 2015-16 and 2017-18 seasons. Additional ethnically-specific and/or collaborative programs are also available by special arrangement. Kitka also offers a variety of community outreach activities including vocal workshops, choral masterclasses, community sings, lecture-demos, K-12 assembly programs, open rehearsals, pre-concert talks and more.
We would be delighted to discuss ways to engage your communities more deeply in Kitka's work.