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May 20

Magevet, Top Jewish a capella group from USA, at Beit Emanuel on the 28th

Founded in 1993, Magevet is one of America’s premiere Jewish a cappella singing groups. A co-ed ensemble comprised of undergraduate students at Yale University, Magevet is known for its sweet blend of voices, unique arrangements, and light hearted sense of humour. The group’s diverse repertoire spans modern Israeli pop and Renaissance choral pieces to Yiddish folk tunes and Zionist classics. The members of Magevet are equally diverse: engineers and historians, Jews and Gentiles, New Yorkers and Californians, all united by camaraderie and a love of singing. Magevet is devoted to spreading Jewish music to the far corners of the globe, and embarks on two major tours each year, in addition to regular performances throughout the Northeast. In the past few years, their tours have taken them all over the United States and Canada, as well as to Europe and Israel. Magevet is, incidentally, the Hebrew word for “towel.” The founding members are in near-complete disagreement about what inspired them to choose such an unusual name for an a cappella group, though many of their accounts involve a sauna.

Magevet will be performing in the Slome Auditorium at Beit Emanuel, 38 Oxford Road (Entrance 3rd Avenue), Parktown, at 20h00 on Saturday, 28 May 2016. Tickets are R150 each & include light refreshments. To book call Ilana at (011) 646 6170 or email office@beitemanuel.co.za.