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"Their extensive
knowledge of the field,
the original research
that goes into each
creative program, the
well-wrought program
notes and their smart
from behind
the keyboard all combine
to create a sense of celebratory occasion
at every concert
they give."
—Andante Magazine



A Goyishe Christmas to You!

Yuletide Classics by Jewish Songwriters
Tuesday, November 29 and Thursday, December 1, 2011, 8pm

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY
Stephanie Blythe*, Judy Kaye, Lauren Worsham, Joshua Breitzer, John Brancy, and Joshua Jeremiah, vocalists; Alan Kay, clarinetist; Steven Blier, pianist Yuletide songs—from beloved favorites to rare surprise packages, all filled with good things—by Jewish songwriters including Frank Loesser, Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn, Johnny Marks, Irving Berlin, Jay Livingston and many others.

Blier talks about A Goyishe Christmas to You!:
"In America, pretty much everyone celebrates St. Nick's Day one way or another, no matter what religious group they call their own. No wonder that Jewish composers wrote so many famous Yuletide songs—as well as a repertoire of wickedly funny parody versions of the old favorites. We previewed this Christmas show last year at Henry's Restaurant where it provoked a delirium of excitement; that night, I knew we would have to reprise our versions of 'Winter Wonderland' and 'Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer'—sung in Yiddish, Klezmer-style—for the NYFOS audience."

Read the complete program notes >

Performed without intermission; approx. 90 min
Complimentary wine reception with the artists to follow.

Purchase tickets: Tuesday, November 29 >
Purchase tickets: Thursday, December 1 >

To purchase Real Deal tickets:
call the Merkin Box Office at 212.501.3330.


NYFOS programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.  The NYFOS Merkin Hall concert series is made possible, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

*Stephanie Blythe appears courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic.