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A Weekend of Klezmer in the Peak District 22-24 March 2019

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A Weekend of Klezmer in the Peak District 22-24 March 2019

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A weekend of Klezmer in the Peak District

22nd – 24th March 2019

Groyse Orkester

About KlezNorth

Wow! What an amazing weekend at KlezNorth 2018 with Adrianne Greenbaum,  Pete Rushefsky, Michael Alpert and Gica Loening. We explored the listening repertoire, concert Klezmer performance and ‘comping’, i.e. what to do when not playing the tune. We danced, sang and ate amazing food! Adrianne describes KlezNorth as “one of the best festivals I’ve ever taught at because everyone was so interested and eager.” 

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Klezmer Culture and History

The wedding and celebration music of the Jewish communities became known as klezmer (from kli-zemer:Hebrew, “vessel of music”) from about the C16th, and grew up together with dances.  Klezmorim were professional musicians and played wherever and whatever was requested. There was also a specific symbiosis …

read more

Klezmer Music

Klezmer is the folk and dance music of Yiddish-speaking Eastern European Ashkenazic Jewish communities, now widely enjoyed and played across nations and cultures. Klezmer has its origins in the 16th century but nearly disappeared after World War II. The so-called ‘klezmer revival’ or ‘revitalization’ of the late 1970s…

read more

Yiddish Song

At its simplest definition, a Yiddish song is a song written in the Yiddish language. Yet it is more than that, for “Yiddish” describes not only a language, but a culture – the culture of the Ashkenazi Jews. These songs have an immediate appeal, an emotional depth, and at the same time a connection to the history of a people.

read more

Dance

Modern Klezmer dance or Yiddish dance (the terms are interchangeable) comes from the celebration dances, particularly associated with weddings, of the Jews of the Pale of Settlement.  Klezmer dance is associated with Klezmer music and Yiddish song which are all aspects of a Jewish secular culture which is nonetheless deeply rooted in …

read more

Useful Information

Where to find KlezNorth, how much it will cost, where to stay and how to get there plus information about food and the help rota.

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How to Book

Booking is through our online store. There is a small number of reduced-price (non-residential) places for people willing to do approximately 3.5 hours of washing-up during the weekend (plus the normal allocation of rota duties). A washing-up place includes lunches on Saturday and Sunday; Celebration Tish on Saturday evening and full participation in workshops when you are not on duty.

Thanks to the generosity of KlezNorth participants we are able to offer a limited number of bursaries for young people under the age of 25.

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A weekend of Klezmer in the Peak District

22nd – 24th March 2019

Groyse Orkester

About KlezNorth

Wow! What an amazing weekend at KlezNorth 2018 with Adrianne Greenbaum,  Pete RushefskyMichael Alpert and Gica Loening. We explored the listening repertoire, concert Klezmer performance and ‘comping’, i.e. what to do when not playing the tune. We danced, sang and ate amazing food! Adrianne said KlezNorth is “one of the best festivals I’ve ever taught at because everyone was so interested and eager.” 

Read more …

Klezmer Culture and History

The wedding and celebration music of the Jewish communities became known as klezmer (from kli-zemer:Hebrew, “vessel of music”) from about the C16th, and grew up together with dances.  Klezmorim were professional musicians and played wherever and whatever was requested. There was also a specific symbiosis ….

Read more …

Klezmer Music

Klezmer is the folk and dance music of Yiddish-speaking Eastern European Ashkenazic Jewish communities, now widely enjoyed and played across nations and cultures. Klezmer has its origins in the 16th century but nearly disappeared after World War II. The so-called ‘klezmer revival’ or ‘revitalization’ of the late 1970s… Read more …

Yiddish Song

At its simplest definition, a Yiddish song is a song written in the Yiddish language. Yet it is more than that, for “Yiddish” describes not only a language, but a culture – the culture of the Ashkenazi Jews. These songs have an immediate appeal, an emotional depth, and at the same time a connection to the history of a people. Read more …

Dance

Modern Klezmer dance or Yiddish dance (the terms are interchangeable) comes from the celebration dances, particularly associated with weddings, of the Jews of the Pale of Settlement.  Klezmer dance is associated with Klezmer music and Yiddish song which are all aspects of a Jewish secular culture which is nonetheless deeply rooted in …

Read more …

Useful Information

Where to find KlezNorth, how much it will cost, where to stay and how to get there plus information about food and the help rota. Read more …

How to book

Booking is through our online store

There is a small number of reduced-price (non-residential) places for people willing to do approximately 3.5 hours of washing-up during the weekend (plus the normal allocation of rota duties). A washing-up place includes lunches on Saturday and Sunday; Celebration Tish on Saturday evening and full participation in workshops when you are not on duty. 

Thanks to the generosity of KlezNorth participants we are able to offer a limited number of bursaries for young people under the age of 25.

Read more …

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