I’m so excited about Kol Rinah’s performance at the North American Jewish Chorale Festival a few weeks ago! We partnered with Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale, also conducted by Ben Gruder, and according to all sources, we wowed one and all. I’m frankly not surprised: we practiced so ardently and we have such a cadre of talented singers, we were bound to do ourselves proud. The NAJCF is an annual gathering of singers, cantors, composers, arrangers, conductors, and others who love Jewish choral music – or who just love to sing. This year, there were over 600 in attendance over the 5-day retreat in the Catskills.
Our next gig is a set at the Westchester County Jewish Heritage Festival at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla, New York. We’re scheduled to take the stand at around 5:00, so we hope many of our old fans – and those who are interested in hearing us for the first time – bring a picnic and join us. Last year it rained on our performance, so keep your fingers and toes crossed for good weather!
We’re also gearing up for our fall Open House. If you think you might like to sing with us and you’d like to check us out, please come on September 3rd to the Rosenthal JCC on Bear Ridge Road in Pleasantville, NY at 7:15. If you think we’d be a good match for each other, speak with Ben for an appointment for a (very gentle) private audition. We’re growing – and we’d love you to be part of our group!