LaShir, the Jewish Choir of Princeton, will present its 34th annual concert at 3 pm on Sunday, June 5 at the Princeton Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ. This year's concert is titled "Halleluyah" and features settings of that text spanning the breadth of the Jewish choral experience. The program will also include sections in Ladino and Yiddish, and music by Israeli and North American composers.
LaShir, established in 1981, is an independent, volunteer non-profit Jewish community choir comprised of members drawn primarily from the Princeton area. The choir is the oldest source of Jewish choral music in this area of New Jersey that does not serve the liturgical needs of a synagogue. Serving as a cultural representative of the Jewish community, LaShir is dedicated to preserving, promoting and transmitting the Jewish cultural heritage with repertoire in Hebrew, Yiddish, and Ladino.
"This is really a fun program," enthused LaShir's conductor, Dr. Marsha Bryan Edelman. "While we are including some music that will be new to our audiences, they will also hear some familiar texts and tunes. There's going to be something for everyone at this concert."
Admission to the June 5 LaShir concert is free; light refreshments will be served following the performance. For more information about the program, contact Dr. Edelman at Director@LaShir.org.