KITKA'S "WinterSongs" returns to the Osher Marin JCC for an eclectic celebration of the winter season.
KITKA is a women’s vocal ensemble unlike any other. These sophisticated singers blend a contemporary sensibility with specialized vocal techniques from Eastern Europe that have been distilled over centuries. Using only the pure unaccompanied voice, they create a constantly shifting landscape of sound, pulsing with angular rhythms, where dramatic dynamics leap from delicate stillness to shattering resonance, and seamless unisons explode into lush incomprehensible chords.
KITKA'S critically acclaimed and wildly popular multi-cultural cultural holiday program WinterSongs showcases seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions.
For countless centuries, people around the world have utilized the power or community singing to infuse warmth, cheer, spirituality, wishes for peace, health, and good fortune into the long, dark, cold and difficult winter season. Eastern Europe's geographic position as a crossroads between Europe and the Orient has produced an astonishingly rich and varied array of seasonal musical rituals. Kitka's program features songs ranging from rousing Slavic folk carols; to lush meditative Eastern Orthodox sacred choral works; to Baltic pagan incantations for the return of the Sun Goddess, to Caucasus Georgian hallelujahs; to Yiddish, Sephardic, and Hebrew songs for Chanukah; to Bosnian-Muslim devotional hymns; to rhythmic Balkan Romany ("Gypsy") tunes for the winter festivals.
Traditional pieces will be woven together with new folk song arrangements and original compositions by Kitka members and contemporary American and Eastern European composers, all inspired by the customs, beauty, and mystery of wintertime.
WHAT TO EXPECT
- Haunting, Etherial, Beautiful voices in harmony for a holiday performance unlike any other.
- Concessions: Beer/Wine/Coffee/Tea//fresh baked goods- Concessions allowed in theater.
TICKETS: Available at www.marinjcc.org/arts :: $28 – $35 / Student disc ages 17 & under
WHEN: Sat. Dec. 10 @ 8:00pm | Doors @ 7:30 | Beer, Wine /Concessions open 7:00
WHERE: The Osher Marin JCC, 200 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael.
PARKING: Ample FREE parking. The Osher Marin JCC is 1/2 mile E off 101.