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Koleinu, Boston’s Jewish Community Chorus


Carol Marton, Artistic Director


SATB Community Chorus


Koleinu’s repertoire encompasses a wide range of Jewish choral music, including liturgical, secular, contemporary, and traditional styles.


Formal concerts in the winter and spring as well as appearances at area senior living residences (Hebrew Senior Life, Cambridge on the Charles).


Thursdays from 7:30-9:30pm

Auditions: No

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Koleinu, Boston’s Jewish Community Chorus, is an eighty-member chorus of adults of all backgrounds that performs Jewish choral music for audiences in Boston and beyond. Its primary mission is to provide its members, regardless of their previous musical experience or religious affiliation, an opportunity to learn, sing and perform Jewish music in a meaningful way. Carol Marton, lauded for her skills as a conductor and teacher, is its founding Artistic Director, and Koleinu’s accompanist since 2005 is the accomplished pianist Victor Cayres. Koleinu has been praised for its expressiveness, repertoire and for the high musical standards it maintains as a non-audition chorus.

Rehearsals are engaging and emphasize the power of musical expression. Koleinu is a member of the Greater Boston Choral Consortium, a cooperative association of diverse choral groups in greater Boston, and rehearses from September–June on Thursday nights (7:15-9:30 p.m.) at Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon Street, Brookline.

Koleinu, Boston’s Jewish Community Chorus

December 2019

Concert: Koleinu Meets Klezmer!

Thu, December 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Temple Beth Shalom, 670 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA
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$18 – $40

Koleinu, Boston’s Jewish Community Chorus, marks its 18th anniversary with a deeper dive into the delightful world of Klezmer music and a unique collaboration: Join us for a freylekh celebration on Thursday, December 19 as Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band brings its passion and virtuosity to Koleinu’s singing! Along with beloved Yiddish tunes and niggunim, old and new, the program will feature the beautiful arrangements of Israeli composer Tsvi Sherf and include selections by Salomone Rossi and Bonia Shur. DJ Fortine,…

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