Open Rehearsals

Next Event: October 27, 2019 Westborough Free
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Shir Joy Chorus, Central MA’s Jewish Community Chorus, is seeking new singers for its winter concert on Feb. 9. The season begins with open rehearsals when potential members can observe or join right in. Regular rehearsals are Sunday evenings and are held at Congregation B’nai Shalom, which generously donates rehearsal space.

Members come from a variety of area towns, including Worcester, Westborough, Northborough, Marlborough, Auburn and Medway, and carpooling can be arranged. The chorus is non-auditioned and is open to all, regardless of ethnicity or religious background. Director Nan AK Gibbons sets a warm and welcoming tone.

Performances this year began in September with a short set at Arts in Common in Westborough. Future engagements will include “Songs of Hope II” on Dec. 8 with the Black-Jewish Alliance in Worcester, a mini-tour in Westborough on Jan. 5, which will include both public and private performances, and Shir Joy’s winter concert on Feb. 9 in Westborough. Additional appearances are planned at Northborough Community Meals, the annual Holocaust commemoration in Worcester County, the Communities of Song music festival in Worcester, an interfaith concert in Westborough and Shir Joy’s spring concert in June in Westborough.

Shir Joy Chorus is an adult community chorus (ages 16+) dedicated to learning, sharing and performing Jewish music from the rich and varied Judaic cultures of Israel and the Jewish Diaspora. Although many temples and synagogues have choruses that sing on the holidays, we are the only year-round trans-denominational Jewish chorus in Central Massachusetts. The chorus performs music in English, Yiddish, Hebrew, Ladino and other languages, the pronunciation of which is taught during rehearsals, so no prior knowledge is needed. Founded in 2011, Shir Joy is an independent nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, funded by the Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts, the Westborough Cultural Council (a member of the Massachusetts Cultural Council) and private supporters.

For more information, visit our website, email or call 508-366-7175.

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Sunday, October 27, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Sunday, November 3, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

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Congregation B'nai Shalom
117 E Main St
Westborough, MA 01581
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