New Website!

RnJ has made the shift to a new website – find new posts and information at:

https://rhythmandjews.wixsite.com/rhythmandjews

This site will remain up in case old members are feeling nostalgic, but here’s looking forward to an exciting new school year!

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Tour in St. Louis!

This year, RnJ changed it up a bit and had tour during spring break instead of winter. We had the amazing privilege of spending the week in St. Louis, graciously hosted by our member Ruth and her family. Throughout the week, we had some really productive rehearsals, amazing gigs, and relaxing sightseeing opportunities!

We kicked off tour bright and early by performing for the local Kol Rinah congregation – peep Graham enjoying Kiddush at the kids’ table

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We also loved working with a couple choirs at Clayton High School,  and singing for Saul Mirowitz Day School and the Covenant Place community, and we had a lovely performance at the Daniel Boone Library.

With a couple days off from gigs, RnJ got hard to work on some new arrangements (keep an ear out for new tunes that we’ll be debuting by the end of the quarter), and we took some time to relax and watch some movies – 12/10 would recommend Coco and The Disaster Artist!

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Of course, we had to explore a city as awesome as St. Louis! We loved climbing around and almost getting stuck in the City Museum

 

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And we even ambitiously decided to bring the UChicago tradition of the Arch sing to the greatest arch of them all:

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And we had an exciting (albeit blurry time) 630 feet in the air!

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We also got to bring the arch sing to Washington University when we sang with their Jewish a cappella group, Staam! Check out this clip of us singing the universal Jewish a cappella group standard, Nachamu.

While we had a great time in St. Louis, we are so glad to be back in Chicago, and we have a bunch of exciting things planned for this quarter – keep an eye out for our upcoming gigs. We’ll also begin recording some songs in anticipation of a new album that we’re looking to release next year, so Rhythm & Jews definitely has a full quarter ahead!

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New Members, Fall 2017

This Fall Quarter has been excellent. RnJ had some awesome rehearsals, hangouts, study sessions, and gigs, but most importantly we welcomed four new members! Thank you and congratulations to:

Yilei Bai

Noah Friedlander

Miranda Grisa

Firouz Niazi

Rhythm and Jews is so proud to have these fantastic new members, and we’re all looking forward to the rest of the year with all of you!

Fall 2016 newbies!

After a long, audition-filled first week, we’ve been settling into rehearsals with our six new members! They are:

  • Rafaela Brosnan
  • Helen Cain
  • Alex Knitter
  • Schuyler Penn
  • Ruth Selipsky
  • Christina Stebbins

We are so so so excited to sing with them and get to know them even more as the year goes on. Member pages for them will be coming soon!

Climb every mountain

3 things RnJ doesn’t typically encounter in Chicago: cacti, mountain ranges, and Christmas carols.

3 things RnJ did over their winter tour to Phoenix, Arizona: saw some cacti, climbed a mountain, and sang a Christmas carol

We had a wonderful, lovely tour with our newbies after finals week ended, and we shot this video on the top of Piestewa Peak, the highest point in the Phoenix mountain range, to commemorate the trip. We all went our separate ways a week ago to recharge and spend time with family and friends before we hit the ground running winter quarter preparing for the ICCA quarterfinals 3rd week! See you soon Chicago, and thanks Phoenix for welcoming us to the land of sand and Saguaros.

ICCA bound!

We are so thrilled to announce that we will be competing in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella for the first time ever this winter quarter! We’ve all worked incredibly hard to get to this point, and we could not be more excited.

A huge congratulations to our fellow UChicago a cappella groups Men in DragThe Ransom Notes, and Run For Cover as well!

The full quarterfinal lineup can be found at https://varsityvocals.com/2016-icca-lineup/.

Be sure to like our Facebook page and/or check back here on our website for future updates re: our performance schedule!

New members!

We are so excited to welcome our newest members into the group! They are:

Ali Futter (2019)
Liam Rossman (2019)
Will Shore (2018)

They’re absolutely wonderful and we are so looking forward to all the memories we’ll be making together this year. Mazel tov!!

EP Recording!

Over the past weekend, we’ve been in the studio with The Vocal Company recording 4 songs for our upcoming EP, to be released next fall. After a total of 45 hours in the basement of the Logan Center and 60 separate vocal tracks recorded, we can’t wait to share these songs with you!

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