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SHIRAH is one of the largest independent Jewish adult choruses in the United States. Led by conductor Marsha Bryan Edelman, Shirah specializes in the performance of the full spectrum of Jewish choral music in Hebrew, English, Yiddish and Ladino. It consists of a blend of singers from northern New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area. SHIRAH performs regularly at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, and has been featured in many concerts in the U.S. and Israel, including Avery Fisher Hall, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and Bergen PAC. SHIRAH also performs annually at the North American Jewish Choral Festival and in synagogue concerts in the tri-state area.
To join SHIRAH, come to the first rehearsal of the season on Tuesday, September 3 at 7:30pm. Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary. If you are unable to attend on September 3, you may join at a later date. For more information, email the SHIRAH manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be inspired and join our orchestra for children ages 12+ who have several years of experience playing their instrument. Led by Diego Garcia, young and seasoned musicians perform standard symphonic repertoire, popular selections and contemporary works. In recent seasons, the orchestra has performed music by Vivaldi, Boccherini, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Smetena, Rimsky-Korsakov, Saint-Seans, Holst and Diego Garcia, among others. The orchestra has performed at BergenPAC in Englewood with world-famous violinist Joshua Bell and jazz guitar legend, Larry Coryell and been conducted by Alan Gilbert, Music Director of the New York Philharmonic and Gerard Schwarz, conductor emeritus of the Seattle Symphony. The Thurnauer orchestral experience provides an excellent educational and nurturing environment where students play great orchestral music while developing their ensemble skills
There are performance opportunities during the year including winter and spring concerts where students showcase their talents to their parents, friends and the community. In addition, the Thurnauer Symphony Orchestra holds an annual concerto competition open to all Thurnauer students.
Audition required for new students. Contact Robyn Searles at email@example.com to schedule an audition.
PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER BELOW UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE ORCHESTRA.