NEW EVENT!!! A Besere Velt Centennial Performance

The Bread & Roses Centennial Committee is extremely proud to announce that the community chorus of the Boston Workmen's Circle, A Besere Velt will be performing to help lead us into the centennial year of 2012. The performance will be on Sunday October 23, 2011 at 4pm at Temple Emanuel in Andover, Massachusetts. A Besere Velt , meaning "A Better World", is the immensely popular Yiddish community chorus of the Boston Workmen's Circle. Proud to be a "voice" for justice, A Besere Velt has been a pioneer in bringing new life and contemporary meaning to the world of Yiddish folk music. The key: a unique blend of cultural heritage, community, and dedication to a better world. Founded in 1997, under the direction of Lisa Gallatin, A Besere Velt is now an 90-member, truly multi-generational chorus. Performance venues have been varied: from temples to interfaith rallies, national conferences to picket lines, college campuses to senior centers. In December 2006 the chorus released its debut CD, recorded live at the Jewish Theater of New England. The repertoire grew out of the shtetls, the sweatshops and union meetings, the camps and ghettos. Making the richness of the Eastern European immigrant experience accessible to a generation of non-Yiddish speakers, these folk songs contain the sounds of the history, the culture and the progressive values that would influence generations to come. Here's a sample of A Besere Velt performing an amazing rendition of "Bread and Roses". We hope you'll join us on October 23rd for an evening of excellent music.