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Feb 10 2019

Bible Women: The Concert – Voices of Our Mothers

Bible Women - Walking in Desert with Camels
contemporary, lectures-symposia, world-music
Schoenberg Hall

In this inaugural musical collaboration with the Academy for Jewish Religion, CA, esteemed alumni of both UCLA and AJRCA will share songs which give voice to the women of the Bible, telling classic stories through new lenses. Perspective is everything. While Bible stories have offered valuable life lessons through the millennia, the viewpoint is singularly focused: that of men.  What will Sarah, Miriam, Deborah, Ruth, Esther and Lilith say about their own lives? You’ll never hear these stories the same way again. The lyrics and music of this show were created by Tony-nominated composer Elizabeth Swados.

Join us for a pre-performance talk at 3:00 pm with scholar and Rabbi, Ruth Sohn, of Hebrew Union College, Cantor Kerith Spencer-Shapiro, of University Synagogue, and Dr. Jonathan Friedmann, of the Academy for Jewish Religion. They will explore the different ways in which women are depicted in the Bible, creating a fascinating and important context for the 4 pm concert.

This event is made possible by the Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Bible Women is co-sponsored by The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music,  the Department of Ethnomusicology and the UCLA Center for the Study of Religion.

Register in advance for this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

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This event is FREE! No RSVP required. Early arrival is recommended.


Self-service parking is available at UCLA’s Parking Structure #2 for events in Schoenberg Music Building and the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center. Costs range from $1 for 20 minutes to $20 all day. Learn more about campus parking.


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is eager to provide a variety of accommodations and services for access and communications. If you would like to request accommodations, please do so 10 days in advance of the event by emailing ADA@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu or calling (310) 825-0174.


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Food and drink may not be carried into the theaters. Thank you!