Shul choir to perform alongside Muslims

RUTI Worrall is doing her bit for community relations.

For the Menorah Synagogue (Cheshire Reform) musical director and her committee have organised the fifth annual choral extravaganza.

It will take place at the Sharston-based shul on Sunday, March 18 (7pm).

A large chunk of the proceeds will go to Faith Network for Manchester, an organisation which brings people of faith together from across the city.

Performing will be the Muslim Siddique Singing Group, the Myrya Ukrainian choir and a Mandarin choir from the University of Manchester, as well as the shul’s choir.

Israeli Ruti said: “It is always a fabulous evening. Every choir performs 20 minutes of its material in its own language and then, at the end, everyone gets together with the audience and we have a sing-a-long.

“The audience will also be taught in each of the languages, so that will be Urdu, Ukrainian, Mandarin and Hebrew, as well as English, of course.”

Five years ago, Ruti came up with the idea of a Jewish choral festival. But, when that did not come to fruition, she decided to invite choirs from different communities.

Ruti added: “We have made so many friends. The important thing is that others get to know about our community and not believe what they might read or hear about us.

“I know it is only a little drop in the ocean, but there is lot of interfaith work going on around the world and a little drop eventually turns into a sea.”

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