KITKA Wintersongs: A Special Vocal Celebration of the Winter Season
|Venue:||Osher Marin JCC
200 North San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA 94903
|Dates:||Dec 9th, 2017|
|Cost:||$25 - $35 / Ages 17 & under $10|
A Special Vocal Celebration of the Winter Season
The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts at the Osher Marin JCC
Saturday, December 9, 2017: 8pm
(SAN RAFAEL, Calif) The ethereal, haunting and beautiful songs of Kitka’s Wintersongs return by popular demand. This winter holiday tradition showcases seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions. For countless centuries, people around the world have utilized the power of community singing to infuse warmth, cheer, spirituality, wishes for peace, health, and good fortune into the long, dark, cold and difficult winter season.
Kitka's program features songs ranging from rousing Slavic folk carols; to lush meditative Eastern Orthodox sacred choral works; to Baltic pagan incantations for the return of the Sun Goddess, to Caucasus Georgian hallelujahs; to Yiddish, Sephardic, and Hebrew songs for Chanukah; to Bosnian-Muslim devotional hymns; to rhythmic Balkan Romany ("Gypsy") tunes for the winter festivals.
Warm up the winter and celebrate the season through beautiful vocal harmonies.
“A stunning group unlike any other…absolutely electrifying!”
—Garrison Keillor, A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
“Simply amazing harmonies…truly this is the most wonderful singing I have ever heard.”
—David Crosby, CROSBY, STILLS, AND NASH
WHAT: An Evening of Wintersongs performed by KITKA Women’s Vocal Ensemble
SEATING: Reserved cabaret table seating & general admission choices
TICKETS: $25 – $35 / Ages 17 & under $10 | Available at marinjcc.org/arts
WHEN: Sat. Dec. 9 @ 8:00pm | Doors @ 7:30pm | Beer/Wine/Concessions open @7:00pm
WHERE: The Osher Marin JCC, 200 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael.
PARKING: Ample FREE parking | The Osher Marin JCC is 1/2 mile E off 101.
KITKA is an American women’s vocal arts ensemble inspired by traditional songs and vocal techniques from Eastern Europe. Dedicated to developing new audiences for music rooted in Balkan, Slavic, and Caucasian women’s vocal traditions. Kitka also strives to expand the boundaries of folk song as a living and evolving expressive art form.
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