(See also ‘Culture & Schmoozing’)

Groyser Orkester/Zingeray – tunes, songs & post-KlezNorth montage

Although we cannot be together this year, we will still focus on a couple of songs that will run throughout the weekend. These will be:

  • Yikhes (also for the instrumentalists)
  • Other tune to be announced

After the weekend, film yourself playing / singing Yikhes for the montage film, and we’ll have a showing of the resulting virtual Groyser Orkester/Zingeray as part of the post-KlezNorth cabaret and schmooze. If you haven’t filmed yourself for a montage before, drop in on Ilana Cravitz during lunchtime on Saturday / Sunday to try it out!

Friday 5-6pm (UK time) WELCOME

Nigunim (as part of the Welcome session)
Led by: Lorin Sklamberg and Michael Alpert

Friday 6-6.45pm (UK time) TISH

Led by Barbara Borts and Ruth Steinberg

Please join us in the traditional Kleznorth start to Friday night, our Shabbos Tish. Join us as we light the candles, say Kiddush and Hamotzi (the wine and bread). We then eat our meal (maybe including latkes made during the Welcome Session?!), during which we sing songs, which you are welcome to sing along with. Zoom sadly prevents us hearing each other sing as a group but does have the advantage that muted we can all sing along loudly even if we don’t know the tune! Why not bring your own candles, wine, challah/bread? With special guests Michael Alpert and Lorin Sklamberg leading nigunim.

Friday 7-8pm (UK time) FILM/CONCERT

Against Fathers’ Will (Mabul) 1926 (43’30), dir.  Evgeny Ivanov-Barkov
Yiddish silent film from 1926 with live score composed and performed by Merlin Shepherd (clarinet) and Polina Shepherd (piano)
Synopsis and more here: https://soundandlightcinematicduo.wordpress.com/against-fathers-will-synopsis/
[Included in full weekend ticket, but you can book for this event only]

Friday 8.45-10.15pm (UK time) EVENING EVENT

KlezNorth Kabaret
Hosted by: Keith Lander
The famous KlezNorth Cabaret Part I. Take the spotlight! Please sign up in advance.

Saturday 10-10.30am (UK time) S1

Nigunim for All
Led by: Michael Alpert and Sasha Lurje
Kick off the day by freeing your voice and your mind with classic nigunim.

Saturday 12-1.30pm (UK time) S3

Yiddish song
Led by: Phil Tomlinson

Phil will teach some Yiddish songs that he loves, with a mixture of moods. Many of you will be familiar with Phil’s relaxed teaching style, and this year will be extra comfortable for anyone who is nervous of being heard by others while they sing – solved by Zoom! Words will be made available in Yiddish, transliteration, and English.

Saturday 3-4.15pm (UK time) S4

Learn a Yiddish song
Led by: Lorin Sklamberg

Saturday 4.45-6pm (UK time) S5

Yiddish song jam
Hosted by: Phil Tomlinson

A chance to get together and sing, talk about, or reminisce via songs. The only rule is that they must be in Yiddish. The conversation will be in English! Share a song or just come along. Requests are possible. Phil Tomlinson, who has been teaching song at KlezNorth since the beginning, will lead the session. He’ll have words available to screen share for any songs he leads. If you have lyrics or translations to share for songs, that’s great too.

Saturday 7.30-8.45pm (UK time) CONCERT

Faculty Concert
Featuring: vocalists Lorin Sklamberg and Michael Alpert
[Included in full weekend ticket, but you can book for this event only]

Saturday 9.30-11pm (UK time) EVENING EVENT

KlezNorth Cabaret
Hosted by: Keith Lander
The famous KlezNorth Cabaret Part II. Take the spotlight! Please sign up in advance.

Sunday 10-10.30am (UK time) S1

Nigunim for Everyone
Led by: Sasha Lurje and Michael Alpert
Kick off the day by freeing your voice and your mind with classic nigunim.

Sunday 1.45-2.30pm (UK time) LUNCH EVENT

Yiddish song jam
Hosted by: Phil Tomlinson

A chance to get together and sing, talk about, or reminisce via songs. The only rule is that they must be in Yiddish. The conversation will be in English! Share a song or just come along. Requests are possible. Phil Tomlinson, who has been teaching song at KlezNorth since the beginning, will lead the session. He’ll have words available to screen share for any songs he leads. If you have lyrics or translations to share for songs, that’s great too.

Sunday 3-4.30pm (UK time) S4

Learn a Yiddish song
Led by: Michael Alpert

Sunday 5-6.15pm (UK time) S5

Yiddish Open Mic
Hosted by: Steve Ogin

A special KlezNorth collaboration with the Yiddish Open Mike Café who will host the event for us, and with SCoJeC (Scottish Council of Jewish Communities). Enjoy the sound of Yiddish in a comfortable and supportive space. This session is specifically designed to encourage people with very little Yiddish to have a go! KlezNorthians and YOM Café regulars (some of whom are also KN regulars) will sing a Yiddish song or two, introducing them so you know what the song is about. We would love people who are booked in for Kleznorth to come and sing a song or two or perhaps read a poem – and if you haven’t felt able to do so before perhaps this is the time and place to have a go. If you would like to sign up to share something, or have any questions, please contact yiddishcafe@gmail.com before 7.00 Saturday 6th March. To see how YOM works please see the YOM YouTube Channel.

Please register (free) to receive the Zoom link for this event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvcuGtrT8rGtcHjclN3agQnZ-G-7DdbgZY

 

Supported by SCoJeC, the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities

Sunday 8.45-10pm SCHMOOZE/CLOSE

The closing session will include schmoozing with the artists from the klezmer keilidh, and reprising the KlezNorth tunes, songs, dances & nigunim.