A group of senior singers that meet at the Jamaica Plain branch of the Boston Public Library. It is a singing class that also performs at local senior centers and homes.

No one will accuse me of programming too much “holiday music” this December for JP Jubilee.  We’re talking about DESPAIR!  The 7th Deadly Sin.  Fun and funny song; we’ll also sing Never Never Land to keep you weepin’ in a sweet way.

We’ve had a couple of terrific outreach concerts this Fall–a Thanksgiving lunch for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, at a senior/disabled housing in my neighborhood, and the 150th anniversary of Curtis Hall.  Now we’re ready for our short and sweet final concert, Saturday December 8 at 2:00.  You’ll be done singing along (and clapping) by 3.

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On another note, save the date for a performance by the Mockingbird Trio plus a few wind players:  Sunday January 27 at 3:30pm at Brandeis, we’ll be reprising Dana Maiben’s The Green House.  Details below:


The Annual Alfredo and Demitra DiLuzio Concert at the Slosberg Music Center, Brandeis University
Music Composed by Women Past and Present
Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.
Presented by the Women and Music Mix of the Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center
This year’s concert will be curated by composer, violinist and conductor Dana Maiben, a WSRC Scholar and winner of the 2018 Miriam Gideon Prize for her composition “The Green House.” The concert will feature the Mockingbird Trio and guests performing the prize-winning composition along with new work by Maiben and other Boston area women.

JP Jubilee, a great community singing group, begins Friday, September 14. No auditions required!  Details below.

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I have a few openings in my studio for new students, all ages welcome. contact

Finally, if you’re looking for a place to celebrate the High Holidays, I’m the cantor at a Havurah on Cape Cod, meets in Orleans.  No tickets necessary!  Am HaYam High Holiday services

“Up on the Roof” is a classic Carole King song–or is it?  In my Carole King Anthology songbook, published in 1973, she credits “Words and Music by Gerry Goffin and Toni Stern”.  So I’ve always given them credit.  But now that JP Jubilee is singing my new arrangement of the song on their upcoming concert, a lot of singers have looked up the song and find it attributed to Carole alone.   The mystery continues, and it is a GREAT song and a Very Fine Arrangement that fits our SATB group.   I’m proud of them and also delight in hearing them rock out on “Love Potion #9” and a fun take on a Mozart round, using the theme of procrastination, rather than scatalogical references to music critics.   All performed in less than an hour, with ice cream afterwards at JP Licks…

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My sweet, fun choir of elders (JP Jubilee) is taking a big step this December, performing with a local community orchestra.  We’ve learned the Hallelujah chorus and there are many other sweet holiday pieces on the program, which will be conducted by Geneviève Leclair.  I am spitting proud of my “kids”.  I have relented in my taboo of women tenors–with 72 members and only 11 men, I wisely chose to let our “lady baritones” have their day.  Well, lady tenors.  Post-menopausal and rarin’ to sing!

All proceeds of this concert go to support our program, which is a free class and meets at our local library.

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It’s time to start again–classes, lessons, and the “Birthday of the World”.  Come sing, learn, and have fun in Boston and Cambridge.  Or travel to Cape Cod for the High Holidays where no one needs a ticket to take a seat…Am HaYam meets in Orleans and I’m cantor, conductor and pianist…

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This is late notice, but hey, it’s good to know at any time that elders can learn to do hip-hop…and I will do a cameo solo in Deborah Henson-Conant’s song about the library, in honor of our return to the newly renovated branch library where we have met since we started in 2013.  Lots of good fun, and short, too!

Singing classes which double as performing groups–what’s not to love?  Two groups start this week, plus private lessons in Central Square and Jamaica Plain.

The Platinum Singers at USES meet after an excellent exercise class on Wednesdays…see below for complete list of classes (and can you spot us in the little photo?)

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