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Join A Besere Velt - Open Chorus Rehearsal
JOIN A YIDDISH CHORUS IN BOSTON!
Would you enjoy singing in a spirited and harmonious multi-generational chorus? A Besere Velt is a great place to give it a try!
A Besere Velt—A Better World—is a chorus sponsored by the Boston Workmen’s Circle that sings in Yiddish, English, and other languages to help preserve culture and fight for social justice.
We are looking for new members this fall. There are no auditions, and no knowledge of Yiddish is required.
We have two Open Rehearsals for you to choose from:
Saturday, September 24th from 3:30 to 5:30, at 1550 Beacon Street, Brookline;
Monday, October 10th from 4 to 6 at the Workmen’s Circle building, 1762 Beacon Street, Brookline.
Please arrive within 15 minutes of the start time. There is street parking available at both locations. Usual rehearsal time is two or three Saturdays a month from 3:30 to 5:30 at 1550 Beacon Street.
Open Rehearsals offer an opportunity to sing with the chorus before deciding whether to make a commitment for the year. Membership opens only once a year.
Our songs grew out of the shtetls, the ghettos, the camps, the sweatshops, and union meetings. They speak of freedom, equality, and building a better world.
Our shows have given chorus members amazing opportunities to be a part of transformative artistic experiences as we sing for a better world.