Yiddish O Canada

Jun 26, 2018

By AM740 Staff

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Enjoy the first-ever Yiddish singing of ‘O Canada’ in celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday last year!

On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, Moses Znaimer, Founder of ZoomerMedia hosted a group of multi- generational and multi-cultural choristers in the singing of Canada’s national anthem, O Canada, in an unprecedented Yiddish version by Hindy Nosek-Abelson, a lyrical translator of Yiddish poetry and songs, lecturer and Yiddish dialect coach for stage and film.

Among the 150 participants were celebrated actress and Voice of VisionTV Marilyn Lightstone, Canadian music and visual artists Liona Boyd, Paul Hoffert, Denise Williiams, and Charles Pachter, and theZoomer’s Libby Znaimer.

Cantor Simon Spiro and Aliza Spiro, founders of the Song Shul and Jewish Music Week, led the choir to David Warrick’s piano accompaniment.

The Making of Yiddish O Canada, a behind the scenes TV special exploring the making and meaning of this unprecedented event premiered on VisionTV on June 26, 2018.

Read More: How a Group of Toronto Artists Spearheaded a Yiddish Version of O Canada.

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