[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--Yiddish Language and Song courses in London
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Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements
May 7, 2011
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Date: Fri, 6 May 2011 21:39:19 +0100
From: Geraldine Auerbach <jewishmusic at jmi.org.uk>
Subject: Yiddish Language and Song courses in London
Yiddish Language and Yiddish Song Summer Schools 2011
JMI runs two separate (but concurrent) one-week courses - one for Yiddish
language students and one for singers. Sunday 14 - Friday 19 August 2011
The language course is for beginners to advanced students. We usually have
students of various backgrounds and from about the age of 18 to 90
attending. The mix of ages is very special - those who know Yiddish from
before mixing with those coming to it fresh, is very productive.
The song course is for serious singers who want to embrace the vast and
touching Yiddish song repertoire. The courses take place at the Vernon
Square Campus of SOAS University of London Penton Rise, London WC1X 9EW
More details on Website www.jmi.org.uk
The courses start with registration on Sunday morning 14 August (at
10.30am for those that want to brush up on the alef beys - the letters in
which Yiddish is written) and at 11.30am for all others.
>From Monday to Friday classes are from 9.30 in the morning till 6.30pm.
There are Yiddish language sessions for all each morning in four levels.
After lunch there is a 'learning Yiddish through song' session for
everyone - after which, singers have masterclasses and sessions on
interpretation pronunciation etc while the language students have
conversation sessions, Yiddish films and even some drama if they want it,
as well as optional extra writing and reading practice. The language
course is led as always by Helen (Khayele) Beer of UCL with her popular
team of Sonya Pinkusowitz (Brussels), Heather Valencia (Stirling) and Lily
Kahn (UCL) and with Barry Davis presenting films. The song school is
headed by Shura Lipovsky with the welcome return of Joanne Borts, Yiddish
theatre star from New York and the ever popular and amazing singer and
accompanist Polina Shepherd.
For klezmer music and dance the KlezFest Caravan is running courses in the
World Music Summer School at SOAS from 5.00pm to 9.00pm in the week of 4 -
8 July details and booking at www.soas.ac.uk/music
For more information email Yiddish at jmi.org.uk or speak to Yvonne Glass on
Tel 020 8909 2445
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