Please click the link below for the first piece of content since the beginning of the pandemic. It's a recording for the Civic Chanukah celebration held over zoom in November 2021. The songs are Hava Narima, Mi Zeh Hidlik and Svivon. Our musical director and conductor is Jacob Fifer, Brian Stearn is the accompanist and the introductions are by Laurence Taylor. Thanks again to Stephen Newman for putting this all together.
Please click the link below for the choirs presentation for the West Midland Combined Authority for Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 featuring an introduction by Laurie Taylor and the choir singing Dremlen Faygle and Eli Eli conducted by Jake Fifer and accompanied by Brian Stearn. Thanks to Steve Newman for putting this together.
LATEST CONCERT REVIEW
Busy spring and early summer for the choir
The choir performing in Water Orton (see below)
The choir performed in three concerts towards the end of last term.
On the 31st March 2019 we were warmly welcomed back to the 2nd Midland Limmud event at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, where we took part in the closing event. Interspersed with some of our well-known repertoire, two of our choristers, Naomi Rowe and Michael Rowe, gave solo performances to an appreciative audience. The finale was one of our favourites, Tumbalaika which was a fitting finish to an event that bought all parts of the greater Midlands community together.
Our final full concert for the term was the postponed event at Water Orton Church Parish church. The highlight was the performance of R’tzei by Stephen Richards with Michael acting as our soloist. A quote from the organiser, Joy Newman:
Wonderful evening last Thursday, everyone was talking about the concert in church on Sunday, hope that you will sing again for us in the future!
Here’s a review by Naomi of our final concert of the term:
On the 23rd of June, I was invited to take part in the Worcestershire Interfaith Society’s Annual Interfaith Picnic. As well as representing the Jewish faith, I was invited as part of Kol Kinor Jewish music choir. The picnic was in the grounds of the picturesque Holland House, which was lovely to visit, particularly the secret garden accessed through an arch in the hedgerow. There were several stalls from a variety of faiths and some small groups from the Bahia, Buddhist and Jewish faiths performed. In an interesting twist of fate, as Kol Kinor were about to perform, it started to rain. We therefore moved our equipment indoors and decided to perform in the lovely on-site chapel, which thankfully had excellent acoustics. After a quick dip into the vegan buffet, we performed a short set of pieces in Hebrew and Yiddish. The audience were very receptive, and I was even complimented on how happy and engaged the choir looked !
All in all, it was a lovely afternoon in an excellent setting.