A GOYISHE CHRISTMAS TO YOU!
Wed, Dec 14, 7pm
Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center
129 W 67th St
Buy Tickets $45
The program features favorite Yuletide tunes (performed with a twist) and specialty material by Jewish composers, sung by soprano Lauren Worsham, mezzo-sopranos Donna Breitzer and Rebecca Jo Loeb, tenor Alex Mansoori, bass-baritone William Socolof, and Cantor Joshua Breitzer. Steven Blier joins as pianist and host, alongside clarinetist Alan R. Kay.
Devised and premiered by Steven Blier at HENRY’s in 2010 and now in its thirteenth year—A Goyishe Christmas to You! consists of Yuletide songs written by Jewish composers, from the wickedly funny to the meltingly beautiful. The show includes classics like Irving Berlin’s White Christmas as well as Yiddish versions of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Baby, It’s Cold Outside—a popular seasonal songbook packed with contributions by Jewish songwriters on behalf of their gentile counterparts.