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B’Shalom Chorale of the Berkshires Concert on Aug. 10

GREAT BARRINGTON – The B’Shalom Chorale of the Berkshires will present a concert of Jewish choral music at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road. This is the third season concert for this summer chorus of singers who enjoy exploring the great wealth of Jewish music, sacred and secular, as well as classical and contemporary.

The B’Shalom Chorale, founded and coordinated by Cantor Emily Sleeper Mekler, is conducted by Jack Brown, the artistic director of the Berkshire Lyric Chorus and the choral director at Simon’s Rock College and the Hotchkiss School. The accompanist is Joe Rose, also of Berkshire Lyric and a well-known musician in the region. The music for this concert ranges from works by classical composers such as Salamone Rossi, to contemporary, including Meir Finklestein, Eric Whitacre and others, as well as folk song settings. Special guest artist will be clarinetist Paul Green.

B’Shalom Chorale is a non-profit organization sponsored, in part, by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, The Harold Grinspoon Foundation, the New York Community Trust, the Great Barrington Cultural Council and private contributors.

Admission to the concert is $15. All are welcome. For more information contact Cantor Mekler at (413) 531-8706 or email

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