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Free a cappella concert October 15

Photo of the groundbreaking New York City-based Jewish a cappella group Six13.

The groundbreaking New York City-based Jewish a cappella group Six13 will perform a free live show on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. at Temple Adath Yeshurun, 450 Kimber Road, Syracuse.

Six13 is a six-man a cappella group anchored by a strong Jewish identity. The group’s songs range from hip-hop to rock, sounding like a full band, but only using their voices. Their music is fueled by thumping beats, intricate arrangements and soulful harmonies. Half of the group—Mike Boxer, Eric Dinowitz and Rob Operman—got their a cappella start at Binghamton University, while the other three—Craig Resmovits, Jacob Spadaro and Mordy Weinstein—got started at Queens College.

The concert will be appealing to all ages—from preschoolers to the most senior members of our community. Cantor Paula Pepperstone, director of The Epstein School, stated, “They're a talented group and I'm very excited to see them perform! Their harmonies are amazing and their lyrics are clever, entertaining while they teach.”

With over 8 million views on YouTube, Six13 is becoming an internet sensation. They have been featured on The Today Show and The View, and in The Huffington Post and Time Magazine, and they are three-time casting finalists for NBC’s a cappella show The Sing Off. Six13 has also performed for President and First Lady, Barack and Michelle Obama, as well as at Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center, Madison Square Garden, Citi Field (Home of the Mets) and numerous JCCs and congregations across the country. They have also played the Salute to Israel Parade on New York’s Fifth Avenue and headlined the North American Jewish Choral Festival three times.

Six13 has received recognition from Jewish organizations such as the national Council of Young Israel and Moment Magazine, as well as awards from musical organizations like Harmony Sweepstakes and the Contemporary A Cappella Society of America. In addition to their seven award-winning albums, Six13 is among the top Jewish music artists on iTunes, and to date, their songs have been chosen for ten “best-of” compilations.

Presented by Temple Adath Yeshurun, the Sam Pomeranz JCC of Syracuse, Syracuse Hebrew Day School, Syracuse Community Hebrew School and The Epstein School, the Six13 concert is made possible by a grant from the Philip L. Holstein Community Program Fund of the Jewish Federation of Central New York.

There is no cost to attend, however, reservations are requested. Register online here or contact Temple Adath Yeshurun at 315-445-0002 or info@adath.org.

 

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