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New Rep Presents
An Evening of Song and Storytelling Celebrating Sholem Aleichem
featuring A Besere Velt and an introduction by Sol Gittleman
Monday, December 12, 2016 at 7:30PM
Charles Mosesian Theater
321 Arsenal Street
Join us for a celebration of the legacy of Sholem Aleichem, the author whose Tevye stories inspired the musical Fiddler on the Roof.
ABOUT THE CHORUS
A Besere Velt - A Better World - is proud to be a "voice" for justice. This 60-member community chorus weaves the heartache and irrepressible idealism of Yiddish folk music into a vision of justice and humanity for the 21st century. From haunting melodies to workers' anthems, the songs come alive with multi-layered harmonies.
The repertoire of A Besere Velt grew out of the shtetls, the sweatshops and union meetings, the camps and ghettos. These folk songs make the richness of the Eastern European immigrant experience accessible to a generation of non-Yiddish speakers. They contain the sounds of the history, the culture and the progressive values that have influenced generations.