On Sunday 18 September a very special performance took place in the Central Synagogue, London. A stellar cast: Norbert Hirschhorn, poet and presenter, Cantor Steven Leas accompanied by Malcolm Miller on piano and Arjang (soprano) & Stefan (on piano) Byron created a unique celebration of the history of the Yiddish language and culture.
We’re delighted to share some pictures and videos with you.
Norbert Hirschhorn reading from To Sing Away the Darkest Days – Poems Re-imagined from Yiddish Folksongs which was the inspiration for the evening.
Arjang and Stefan Byron performing one of their lovely songs.
Norbert Hirschhorn reads The Little Stove
The audience and poet admiring Cantor Steven Leas singing
A very busy poet
To round off the evening everyone joined in singing Tum balalaika lead by the marvellous Steven Leas.
The photos and videos were taken by Arnold Jansen op de Haar from Holland Park Press.