KlezNorth Klezmer concert 2020

Every March, the world’s finest performers and teachers of klezmer gather at a tiny village in the Peak District. What is klezmer? The soul-wrenching, joyous music, song and dance of the Yiddish-speaking Eastern European Jews, now firmly established on the World Music scene and loved by Jews and non-Jews alike. Following a sell-out event last year for our 10th Kleznorth, we are delighted to announce another end-of-course public concert by our world-leading teaching faculty. We are joined by the international Yiddish music allstars: Michael Winograd, Michael Alpert, Sasha Lurje, Craig Judelman and Andreas Schmitges.

This is a truely amazing line-up. Expect wondeful Klezmer music and Yiddish songs. Tickets £12 in advance from kleznorth.org.uk/book-online/

Date: Sunday 22nd March 2020, 3.30pm (approx 2 hours)

Venue: Youlgreave Village Hall, near Matlock, West Derbyshire

To book: https://kleznorth.org.uk/concert/.

Organised with support from the Jewish Music Institute, this special public concert will feature top performers from Latvia, the US and Germany. It comes at the end of the 2020 KlezNorth weekend, which itself will involve 100 participants from the UK and beyond. Bursary places only remain for under 25s who wish to come to the whole weekend go to https://kleznorth.org.uk/book-online/ .

CONTACT: enquiries@kleznorth.org.uk or Phil on: 07539 295664

More information:

  • Klezmer music , ‘Jewish soul music’, was the secular celebration music of the Jewish communities of pre-war Eastern Europe. It is music to dance to, play and listen to. It is infectious, swinging between joy and melancholy.
  • Klezmer dances developed alongside the music for community celebration. It is a very inclusive form of dance, with steps that are easy to learn.
  • The culture is also encapsulated in Yiddish songs. The wide variety includes love songs, comic songs, political and theatre songs.


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