Third Festival of Jewish Music set for Sunday, April 15 at Congregation Beth El in Potsdam
Monday, April 2, 2018 - 12:09 pm

POTSDAM -- The Third Annual Festival of Jewish Music will feature singer Aviva Chernick Sunday, April 15, at 5 p.m. at Congregation Beth El, 81 Market St.Aviva Chernick

Whether in her new, CFMA nominated project, as the lead singer with the two-time Juno Award-nominated world music ensemble, or singing the Balkan Judeo-Spanish repertoire, Aviva’s passionate voice is unforgettable, said a press release from Beth El.

Writing, recording and touring an original combination of world music sung in Hebrew, Ladino, English and French, this multi-lingual singer collaborates with some of Canada’s best world music makers.

“Her melodies… transport the listener with a meditative and transcendent character… The relationships of breath/spirit, creativity/divinity, nature/renewal, family and community are explored on many levels in this deeply heartfelt and personal offering,”

writes Dianne Wells of Wholenote magazine.

“Aviva is pure, raw emotion who channels spirits from another world,” writes Stephan Moccio, award-winning songwriter, composer, arranger, producer.

The concert is free and open to the public, courtesy of the Williams, Jesers, Greenblatts, and Kerker families.

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