Celebrating Black History Month with Songs of Hope, Survival, and Resilience: Negro Spirituals and Yiddish Labor Movement Songs

On February 10 and 12, the adult choirs of Temple Shir Tikva in Wayland and the United Parish in Brookline will join together once again to lead worship in both of our sanctuaries.

The choirs have been working on this incredible selection of choral pieces off and on for over a year, as their original collaboration was postponed due to a COVID surge.

Within the context of worship, they'll sing arrangements of two Negro Spirituals (Ezekiel Saw de Wheel and Hold On!) and two Yiddish songs coming out of the Labor Movement (Zol Shoyn Kumen di Ge'ulah and Mayn Rue Plats). Both Negro Spirituals and Yiddish "Spirituals" were a means of survival for people suffering under brutal oppression, and continue to inspire strength, hope, and faith.

We hope you can join us on Sunday, February 12 at 11am at United Parish.

Contact Minister of Music Susan DeSelms at susan@upbrookline.org for more information.

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