When we’re not in New Haven serenading the Yale community, Magevet tours the United States and the world sharing our unique approach to Jewish music. During the academic year, we perform throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic region, and during school breaks we travel to more distant Jewish communities. In 8, we will travel to Argentina and Chile in early January and Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Chicago in mid-March. Past international tour destinations have included South Africa, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Israel, Spain, Germany, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Magevet travels the United States too — we have toured to Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Birmingham, Nashville, Memphis, St. Louis, Chicago, Ann Arbor, and Florida, to name but a few destinations.
Magevet performances are flexible and can be tailored to suit your particular needs. We often perform at synagogues, Jewish community centers, and schools, but we have also been heard at venues as diverse as National Public Radio and the UAHC Biennial Convention. We welcome opportunities for all types and lengths of concerts. Our expansive repertoire allows us to perform for up to two hours, but concerts can run as short as fifteen minutes. We’re equally at home performing for intimate, interactive gatherings as well as formal stage appearances. Our Business Manager and Musical Director will work closely with you to customize a concert that best suits your community.
For example, our Shabbat concerts take advantage of Magevet’s diverse repertoire to enrich both the liturgical and communal aspects of Shabbat. Magevet frequently begins a synagogue’s Shabbat dinner with a medley of traditional Shalom Aleichem melodies, enhances services with our liturgical repertoire, and livens up a kiddush or oneg afterwards with a selection of world Jewish music and Israeli hits.
Formal Saturday evening concerts are a wonderful way to bring your community together for a musical culmination of Shabbat. We can lead Havdalah prayers, ending with our own arrangement of Eliyahu Hanavi, and then segue into a full-length concert for a memorable evening of entertainment.
Our Hebrew school concerts give students a fresh taste of the rich tradition of Jewish music. After performing an exciting concert for students and their parents, we love to run educational, interactive music workshops with small groups of students.
If you are interested in booking a Magevet concert during the academic year or during one of our tours, or would like more information about our concerts, repertoire, and booking availability, please contact us.
“One of the things that brings me the most happiness in life is attending a Magevet concert.”
— David Gordon, Stamford, CT
“You made every single corner of Congregation Beth Elohim resound with beauty and moved individuals with your collective spirit and enthusiasm. I envy the Yale University community that they got to host such a dynamic ensemble year-round.”
— Cantor Josh Breitzer, Brooklyn, NY
“Friday night was truly amazing... The huge turnout on a snowy night was a tribute to your music, your professionalism, your warm, [and your] embracing presence. You made us all fall in love with you all over again.”
— Cantor Nitza Amit-Shamah, Tenafly, NJ
“You are wonderful role models for the next group of Jewish high school kids.”
— Hazzan Sara Geller, Olney, MD
“We loved having you! Thank you for adding such simchah and ruach to our congregation!”
— Rabbi Ellen Wolintz-Fields, Toms River, NJ
“Clearly the most successful Shabbat dinner at Copernic ever.”
— Bruno Fraitag, Vice President
Union Libérale Israélite de France