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    The Beatles & Leonard Cohen Community Choir

    Ages 13+

    When: Tuesdays, 8/21/2018 - 12/11/2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Performance: Saturday, 12/15/2018

    Session dates: Tuesdays, 8/21/2018 - 12/15/2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Where: Room G-100

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCC School for the Arts


    Come together!

    Calling teens and adults to join our OFJCC Community Choir. This session we will be singing music from the amazing repertoire of The Beatles and Leonard Cohen. The choir will also collaborate with our very own OFJCC Big Band during their performance on stage at the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall. 

    All singing levels welcome. Solo opportunities available. 

    Join us as we sing some of the most uplifting and beautiful music of our time. 

    Why Cohen and The Beatles? 

    Both Leonard Cohen and The Beatles made beautiful music that is still highly revered to this day. What some people may not know is how the Beatles influenced Cohen and his work. 

    In a 1967 interview with Leonard Cohen he was asked, "What Beatles songs really speak to you? To which Cohen answered, "I find they all speak to me." Cohen followed up in this interview saying, "Music is the language of the heart; it's the thing we really all understand… Music has a sacred function, that sacred function is uniting men, honoring ancestors and placing yourself in reverent attitude toward the future." Listen to the interview here

    At the end of the session we will host a grand concert celebrating singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen. With this celebration we hope to honor and carry forward the legacy of one of the great Jewish artists of our time. 

    *Please be aware that this is a 14-rehearsal commitment and participants may only miss two. Participants are welcome to audition for solos. Solo numbers will be distributed a few weeks into rehearsals. Soloists will be required to stay until 8:00 PM.



    Ages 13+
    Tuesdays, August 21–December 15 | No rehearsals September 11, 18, 25, October 2 | 14 rehearsals plus the performance
    6:00–7:30 PM
    $110 General Public | $100 Members and J-Pass holders
    Room G-100
    Contact: Edgar Ochoa | (650) 223-8605 | [email protected]

    Performance: Saturday, December 15 | 7:00–8:00 PM | Choir members need to arrive at 5:00 PM.
    Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
    A reception will follow the show.


    Registration is closed for this event.

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