Thank you, thank you to our enthusiastic audience on June 8th at the Yorktown Jewish Center! Our Spring Concert was our best-attended ticket performance to date and the audience appreciated the eclectic mix of songs. One audience member told me, “What a good name for your chorus. Kol Rinah – Joyous Voice – really describes how you all sing!” And to top it all off, Steve Cohen, composer of our finale song, and Phyllis and Richard Rosen, who commissioned that song, were in our audience.
Usually our season ends after our spring concert. But this year, we’re on high gear as we prepare for our joint performance with Nashir! We’ll be singing at the North American Jewish Choral Festival, which runs from July 20 – 24 in Kerhonkson, NY. Hundreds and hundreds of people who love Jewish choral music come from all over the country to learn new music, sing together, learn new technique, and renew old friendships at the annual five-day retreat. We’ve never sung with Nashir! before, but we share a conductor, Ben Gruder, so we should be a good fit, and our sound should be rich and powerful.
We can’t even rest after the Choral festival! On Sunday, August 17, we’re scheduled to sing at the Kensico Dam Jewish Heritage Festival in Valhalla. We’re going on at around 5:00 and we hope to see many of our loyal fans there.