Kidznotes Copland Choir Performs with SONAM, Singers of Ancient Music, and Members of the Judea Reform community.
January 30th at 7pm*
The World Premiere of Allan Friedman’s Erev Shabbat and Torah Service will be offered in concert on Saturday, January 30th at 7 PM at Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 West Cornwallis Road, in Durham. Three choirs, including SONAM, the Kidznotes Copland Choir, and members of the Judea Reform community, along with soloists and a small orchestra will perform this work based on Spanish, Russian, jazz, and popular musics.
The concert will be given in the Judea Reform Sanctuary with all of the suggested donation of $10 going to Kidznotes, a local non-profit that offers free classical music instruction to under-served children in Durham and Raleigh.
FUN FACTS about this Performance:
1. The Copland Choir will be rehearsing, eating, and singing with the 5th grade class at Judea Reform, and the JRC singers (mostly from Southwest Durham and Chapel Hill) will get a chance to hang out and get to know the Kidznotes singers from East Durham.
2. We will have at least 6 current or former Kidznotes faculty playing, conducting, or singing in the concert.
3. The Copland Choir choral parts were written specifically for these children, and they will be the focus of three different pieces, all of which call for peace.
4. A number of the movements in the service have been influenced by latino and jazz music.
5. Many of the instruments in the concert are the ones that the Coplands are studying or will study, including flute, violin, cello, saxophone, percussion, trumpet, and horn. They will get a chance to see and hear all of these instruments played right next to them during the concert.
*Please note that the time for this concert was incorrectly publicized in our Newsletter as 5:30pm. Please plan to arrive for a 7pm peformance, thank you!