Songs We Love to Sing: A Choral Festival

Please join us at 1:30 pm Sunday, May 23 2021 for a free virtual event featuring music of:

  • Hopewell Valley Chorus (Dr. Heather Mitchell, Artistic Director),
  • Orpheus Club Men’s Chorus (John J. Palatucci, Music Director), and
  • Sharim v’Sharot People of Song (Dr. Elayne Robinson Grossman, Music Director)

The 45-minute online concert will feature songs from all three choruses, culminating with Let There Be Peace on Earth.

Registration is free but required to attend. To register, send an email to sharimvsharot@gmail.com. In lieu of a buying a ticket, we humbly ask that you make an at-will donation to show your support of local music. All donations to the Hopewell Valley Chorus will be shared equally between the three choirs.

Virtual Yom HaShoah Commemoration 1:30 April 11

Voices Never Silenced: Instrumental Music in the Ghettos and Concentration Camps
Virtual Event via Facebook Live
Sunday, April 11 2021, 1:30-3:30pm

Pre-register at rider.edu/yom-hashoah to receive event information.

This year’s Yom HaShoah Holocaust commemoration event will feature Dr. Elayne Robinson Grossman, conductor and music director of Sharim v’Sharot/People of Song. Dr. Grossman and her singers will present a lecture and demonstration entitled:  Voices Never Silenced, Instrumental Music in the Ghettos and Concentration Camps.  Associate Professor Susan Ashbaker, director of Westminster Choir College’s Westminster Opera Theater and CoOPERAtive Program, and her singers will present an excerpt from Hans Kraza’s Opera Brundibar. Rabbi Benjamin Adler of Adath Israel will lead the commemorative service.

This event is co-sponsored by Adath Israel, Rabbi Benjamin Adler, and the Julius and Dorothy Koppelman Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center of Rider University’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

A Chanukah Gift From Sharim v’Sharot

Ikh Bin a Kleyner Dreydl by Mikhl Gelbart,
arranged by Mark Zuckerman

Sharim v’Sharot wishes you, your families and friends a joyous, healthy, bright and musical Chanukah!

May the Festival of Lights fill your hearts and spirits during Chanukah 5781, and always.

Elayne and Sharim v’Sharot Foundation

NJ Choral Consortium COVID Panel Sunday Nov. 22

We are proud to announce that Dr. Elayne Robinson Grossman has been selected as one of only five panelists chosen statewide to speak at the New Jersey Choral Consortium’s COVID Panel Discussion, to be held this Sunday, November 22 at 3:00 – 4:30 pm via Zoom.

Through Dr. Grossman’s leadership and innovation, Sharim v’Sharot is continuing to bring quality Jewish Music and Jewish Music Education not only to our singers and audiences, but also to conductors and choirs throughout the New Jersey region.

The program is open and free to all.
To register, contact Jeremy Lees, treasurer@njchoralconsortium.org, and a Zoom link will be emailed Sunday morning.

Take a Study Tour of Jewish Music History with SVS’s Dr. Elayne Grossman

Learn more about the history and breadth of Jewish Music with Sharim v’Sharot’s esteemed conductor and music director, Dr. Elayne Robinson Grossman. “Jewish music” extends from its Mizrachi, Sephardic, and Yiddish/Ashkenazic traditions to folk songs, concert music, opera, the Yiddish Theater, Broadway, Israeli music and more. Let Dr. Grossman and guest presenters guide you, via Zoom, through 8 forty-five minute sessions of active listening to highlight developments and parallels. Come learn what makes Jewish music distinct and influential in so many ways!

  • Eight Thursdays from 7:30 – 8:15 pm: January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11,18, 25
  • We hope to have at least 10 registrants by 12/18/2020.
  • We will ask for a donation of $80 to Sharim v’Sharot with your registration.
  • Please contact sharimvsharot@gmail.com for questions and registration details.

Topics:

  1. Origins: The Second Temple – 1,000 C.E.
  2. Music of the East
  3. Music of the Sephardim
  4. Music of the Ashkenazim
  5. The Magical Art of Cantors
  6. Jews in America: On Broadway
  7. The Music of Israel: Folk, Rock, Concert
  8. Holidays Throughout the Year