HOUSATONIC – Rimon Resource Center for Jewish Spirituality will present Anthony Russell in “Convergence – Spirituals from the Shtetl, Davening from the Delta,” a concert blending Yiddish art songs and African-American spirituals on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 1089 Main St.
As a convert to Judaism, Russell, a former professional opera singer, discovered the soul-deep connections between 19th-century black music, Yiddish art songs and cantorial music. Graced with a stunning bass voice reminiscent of Paul Robeson, Russell explores these connections in his unique show: Convergence. This is a benefit concert for Rimon Resource Center for Jewish Spirituality. General Admission $30. Tickets on sale through the Rimon website: rimonberkshires.org or call Rimon (413) 274-1034.