We are happy to announce that Dr Diana Matut will be teaching a new music course in January 2023. Please find further information on the application form and below.
Yiddish Music for the Stage
Mondays, 17:00-18:00 UK Time, Online via Zoom
Yiddish singing was never exclusively tied to religious or social functions, but also served another important purpose—entertainment. With the advent of modernity, Yiddish became a language of the stage and performances the domain of (semi-)professional singers and instrumentalists on a previously unknown scale.
In this course, we will trace the rise of Yiddish musical theatre from folk singers, vaudeville, cabaret, operettas and operas from Eastern and Western Europe to America and Palestine. The focus will be on the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but we will also look at Yiddish music for the post-war stage, including early twenty-first century productions such as Alan Bern’s version of Glikl von Hameln and his Megile fun Vaymar, the Yiddish versions of The Threepenny Opera and Fiddler on the Roof, Michael Wex’s Baym Kabaret Yitesh and many others.
Please note that the first day of class for this course will be Monday, 16th January 2023 (Week 1).
Please submit your completed application form as a Word document to the OCHJS Academic Administrator, Ms Priscilla Lange, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 10th January 2023.
If you have any queries, please write to Priscilla Lange at email@example.com.