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A Capella Group Vocolot Makes Chicagoland Debut

Vocolot (from l to r) Liz Stuart, Linda Hirschhorn, Julia Bordenaro, Shana Levy

Vocolot (from l to r) Liz Stuart, Linda Hirschhorn, Julia Bordenaro, Shana Levy

On Saturday, November 5th at 7:30 PM, Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County will present a free concert by the women’s a capella ensemble, Vocolot. The concert will be held in the synagogue’s sanctuary at 1710 S. Highland Avenue, Lombard. A reception will follow in the synagogue’s social hall.

Created and directed by Cantor Linda Hirschhorn, Vocolot combines folk, jazz and cantorial vocal traditions, singing in English, Hebrew, Ladino, Yiddish and Arabic. Based in Northern California, the group performs original music and new renderings of ancient songs and texts.

The concert at Congregation Etz Chaim concludes a weeklong Artist in Residence Program, where Cantor Hirschhorn will work with 40 congregants who will sing with her during that week's Friday night services.

Communicating a vision of world peace and reconciliation, Vocolot has sung at rallies and fundraisers, conventions and universities, as well as at Jewish festivals, community centers and synagogues throughout the United States. Their concert at Congregation Etz Chaim will be their first appearance in the Chicago area.

Although admission to the concert is free of charge, reservations are requested. For reservations and information, email or phone 630-627-3912.

Congregation Etz Chaim is a Reform community serving the western suburbs for over 50 years. Its members include over 550 families representing more than 50 communities in DuPage and surrounding counties. For more information, visit

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