Rosh Hashanah Pop-Up
Stop by for a taste of honey and participate in tashlih, an opportunity to reflect and then release personal regrets from the past year. This drop-in event includes New Year card decorating, for spreading well wishes around the community, and candle-making so you can incorporate a handmade item into your High Holiday traditions.
Free • All are welcome
Friday, Sep 30
11:30 am – 2:30 pm
service and more music 3:30-5:00
Check Chochmat’s website for specific times! Rosh Hashanah: Oct 2 eve, Oct 3 10-1:30, Oct 4 morning/ Yom Kippur: Oct 11 eve, Oct 12 all day
Join us for inspiring, transforming, joyful and heart-opening High Holy Day 5777/2016 services! Our services include Jewish renewal-style prayer as well as traditional liturgy, meditation, joyful music, and inspiring words (drashot and kavannah) from our service leaders. Pray, meditate, sing, and dance with Maggid Jhos Singer, Shlichat Tzibur Julie Batz, Reb Brian Schachter-Brooks, the Chochmat Musicians, and special guests, including Estelle Frankel. May you be inscribed for a year of blessing in the Book of Life.
Our theme this year is Hineni. These High Holy Day services are a call to be fully present in body, mind, heart, and spirit. As a conscious community we engage powerful music and prayer, joy and celebration, deep Torah and conversation, and the beauty of contemplative silence to plumb the depths of who we have been, who we are, and who we are yet to become. Join us.
All are welcome. Whatever your background, you will find meaningful and powerful ways to connect to yourself and each other. Chochmat HaLev membership includes free High Holy Day tickets. Become a member now.
Fifth Street Farms
with very special guests Shira Kammen and Peter Jaques
1517 Fifth Street, Berkeley CA
Saturday, October 8
7:00 pm doors, 7:30 pm show
Reservations highly recommended: firstname.lastname@example.org, 510-525-9248
$20 donation all proceeds go to the musicians
English Country Dances old and new
Workshops for musicians, choreographers, and singers
Contra Dancing and music
Happy hour, parties, and an auction!
Classes will be led by:
Gary Roodman * Kevin Hughes * Kalia Kliban * Sharon Green * Susan Kevra
Music will be provided by:
Karen Axelrod * Rachel Bell * Jon Berger * Charlie Hancock * Shira Kammen * Rebecca King * Jim Oakden * & more!
Sound wizardry by Nick Cuccia
All for a maximum of $325!
City of Fools:
Medieval Songs of Rule and Misrule
Great Choir: The Glory of Constantinople
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2016
7:30 PM – 9 PM, GREAT CHOIR
In this sixth collaboration of the Cathedral Choir with world music ensemble Rose of the Compass, we explore the glories of Constantinople, now Istanbul. From chants and motets composed upon the transfer of this great city from Christian to Muslim hands in the 15th century, to extraordinary modern-day arrangements of indigenous folk songs sung in Turkish, this concert promises to be an uplifting and inspiring look at the culture emanating from this seat of the Ottoman Empire.
“The Sound of Silence: from Medieval Source to Living Performance”: a concert by Anne Azéma, voice, hurdy gurdy and harp and Shira Kammen, vielle and harp of the Boston Camerata
“The Sound of Silence: from Medieval Source to Living Performance” is a concert of medieval song and poetry, sacred and secular, including love songs, lives of saints, and spirituals. All the works performed are linked, via their geographic origins, to manuscripts on view at the new McMullen Museum at Boston College. The traces left by medieval scribes will lead us toward the birth of musical sound. This one-hour performance without intermission includes works by Gauthier de Coincy and others.
Eminent medievalist and performer Anne Azéma, director of the Boston Camerata, has created programs and recordings that remove medieval music, romance and lyric poetry from the silence of the page to the musical and dramatic dynamism of the stage.
Anne Azéma and Shira Kammen are leaders in the field of medieval singing and accompaniment. French-born vocalist, Anne Azéma directs the Boston Camerata (2008) and the French ensemble Aziman (2005) and multi-instrumentalist and occasional vocalist Shira Kammen has spent well over half her life exploring the worlds of early and traditional music. Each has recorded prolifically and toured worldwide; together, they devote their enormous skill, insight, and fantasy to the magnificent repertoires of medieval France, Provence, England and Spain. French-born Azéma brings authentic language skills, a crystalline voice, and a gift for theatre; Kammen brings virtuoso technique on vielle, rebec, and harp, as well as her famous flair, drive, and humour. Their latest CD, “Etoile du Nord”, has been released to critical acclaim. They recently (2015) taught together at Boston University; have been in residency with the Boston Camerata at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (2015); returned to the Théatre de la Ville, Paris (2015); lead masterclasses at the Cini Foundation Venice (2015) and Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (2015); and performed at the Holland Festival, Utrecht (September 2015).
Thursday, October 27 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Celebrating the Music of German Speaking Lands
Two fabulous weeks – choose either week or both!
Enhance your technique and ensemble playing during an intensive workshop with director Letitia Berlin and other stellar faculty.
Week 2: November 6-12, 2016 (Includes Dulcian & Shawm)
Week 1: October 30- November 5, 2016
Recorder– Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, Miyo Aoki
Viola da gamba– Rosamund Morley, Strings and Early Repertoire– Shira Kammen