A Besere Velt


Join us for the benefit concert for Lawrence Bread and Roses Strike Centennial. 

A Besere Velt, Yiddish Community Chorus of Boston Workmen's Circle, will present this stirring account of the fire that changed America. It weaves together historical narrative with the folk music that was born in the sweatshops. This is the story of 146 workers, mostly young women and girls who died in the largest industrial tragedy of the time. It is the history of the poverty and picket lines that defined a Jewish immigrant community struggling to build a better life. The concert honors the workers who built the Jewish Labor Movement and it is sure to uplift those who are fighting to hold onto hard- won work place health and safety rights 100 years later. 

The Yiddish Chorus A Besere Velt - A Better World - is proud to be a 'voice' for justice. This 92-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.

Ticket Information: Premium tickets include, reserved front row seating, a 2:30pm hors d'oevre reception and conversation with Lisa Gallatin, A Besere Velt Artistic Director, who has been leading community choruses for over 20 years and became the founding director of A Besere Velt. 

Standard seating tickets are general admission seating and available 1/2 hour prior to concert. Please present your e-receipt for admission.

Temple Emanuel

The Boston Workmen's Circle

The Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition