KITKA: Wintersongs | Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

KITKA: Wintersongs

Sat, December 7, 2019 8:00 pm


Few things evoke the magic of the winter holidays as the transcendent splendor of the human voice. Kitka has researched and discovered a treasure trove of seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions. Wintersongs showcases material ranging from rousing Slavic folk carols to lush, meditative Eastern Orthodox sacred choral works... from pre-Christian incantations for the longest nights of the year to Medieval Sephardic Chanukah songs to original new pieces inspired by the beauty and mystery of wintertime.

Wintersongs  showcase seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions featuring songs ranging from rousing Slavic folk carols; to lush meditative Eastern Orthodox sacred choral works; to Baltic pagan incantations for the return of the Sun Goddess, to Caucasus Georgian Alilos(hallelujahs); to Yiddish, Sephardic, and Hebrew songs for Chanukah; to Bosnian-Muslim ilahijas(devotional hymns); to rhythmic Balkan Romany ("Gypsy") tunes for the winter festivals of Vasilica and Kurban Bajram. 

Their power and energy is exotic and exhilarating… showcasing the beauty and vitality of female voices” 
— National Public Radio

"Simply amazing harmonies…truly this is the most wonderful singing I have ever heard.”

Regardless of background or ethnicity, songs through the world and throughout the ages have been used to warm up the winter and celebrate the season.  

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Reserved Table Seating
$35: Advance
$42: Day of
$20: 17 & Under (all)

General Admission Seating
$30: Advance
$37: Day of
$15: 17 & Under (all)


Wine, beer, a selection of soft drinks along with Peet’s coffee, Numi tea and a variety of snacks and freshly baked goods available for purchase. Concessions may be enjoyed throughout the performance in the theater. No table service. No outside food/drink permitted at this event.


A limited number of Assisted Listening Devices are available for programs that take place in the Hoytt Theater. Devices may be reserved ahead of time. All devices are first come, first served. Reserved devices will be released 15 minutes prior to start of the event.

If you are attending this event, and would like to request an Assisted Listening Device, please email 

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