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Community Klezmer (Simchat Torah) Band at Chochmat Ha Lev

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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One event on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

Join Kehilla/Chochmat Ha Lev/Aquarian Minyan members in a community offering of musical celebration! This opportunity is open to all with a basic facility on an instrument. We will get familiar with the music from charts and/or recordings before rehearsal, and then meet up to solidify and fine-tune our ensemble. Our wonderful band leader Mike Perlmutter is back to shape the sound, with Jeanette Lewicki singing and playing accordion, and Ivan Velev on percussion. Mike has been hard at work preparing the set list, transcribing and transposing, recording, and generally doing the advance work to be able to present us with a repertoire library of charts and recording. Some of it is new, and some will be familiar to those of us who have played the gig in past years.

Each participant will contribute $18 for the repertoire resources and then we’ll each get to work starting to learn the material in a dedicated Dropbox file (you’ll get the link when you sign up). Mike will join us for two rehearsals, and we’ll each pay $25 for each of those rehearsals. We’ll offer two more “playtimes” (optional rehearsals, participant-led) for free, when we can get together and get solid, and then a dress rehearsal (no charge) and the gig.

This is a wonderful opportunity to dip into klezmer style and play with other community members while being part of the foundation for a fabulous dance party!

NOTE: We ask all musicians to be at the dress rehearsal October 13. All new musicians should plan to come to all rehearsals with Mike!

Wed., August 28, 7-10pm
with Mike at Chochmat HaLev $25

New tunes:

Der terkisher bulgar tantz

Balabusta Terkisher

Sasa Nigun or Baraban

Dem Gonif’s Yikhes to Ot azoi

Sher 281

Sun., September 8, 5 – 7pm
at Kehilla (no charge)

Review of new tunes

Simches Toyre

Faith Hora


Oseh Shalom Nava Tehilla

Sun., September 15, 5-7pm
at Kehilla (no charge)

Review of all tunes

Sun., September 22, 10am -1pm
with Mike at Chochmat HaLev ($25)

Review of new tunes, then old [and note that there’s a Klez California workshop that starts at 2pm at the same location, we can make a full klezmer day of it!]

Sun., October 13, 10am -1pm
dress rehearsal” at Kehilla (no charge)

Review of all tunes

Mon., October 21, 6pm run through at Kehilla, 7pm performance

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Chochmat HaLev
2215 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA 94705


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