Poetry inspired by Yiddish Folksongs
by Norbert Hirschhorn
Steven Leas (cantor, tenor) accompanied by Malcom Miller
Arjang (soprano) & Stefan Byron (piano)
Central Synagogue 36 Hallam Street London W1W 6NW
Tickets: £10 advance booking & on the door
To book tickets: 0207 7944 655 or on the Spiro Ark website
Spiro Ark and Holland Park Press are delighted to invite you to a remarkable evening of poetry and Yiddish folksongs.
Norbert Hirschhorn will talk about how he came to write his, as he calls it, necessary book To Sing Away the Darkest Days – Poems Re-imagined from Yiddish Folksongs.
Norbert will introduce the folksongs that especially inspired him and recite a few of his poems in his own inimitable style. Steven Leas, Arjang and Stefan Byron will provide an atmospheric musical setting by playing and singing some of the folksongs which inspired Norbert Hirschhorn.
There will be an opportunity to ask Norbert questions and of course acquire a signed copy of To Sing Away the Darkest Days at a discounted price. Kosher drinks and nibbles will be served during the event.
Steven Leas has been at the Central Synagogue since leaving his native South
Africa in 2002. He is now one of the UK’s leading cantors and is the principal
soloist of the London Jewish Male Choir.