Ester Rada at JazzFest, June 19

Israeli singer, songwriter and actress Ester Rada was born in Israel of
Ethiopian heritage.  She appears on
Friday, June 19, 7:30 pm at the McPherson Playhouse as part of the annual TD
Victoria International Jazz Festival.
For more information, see the website

The Klez at Butchart Gardens


The Klez is delighted to be playing in the Victoria’s marvellous Butchart Gardens this summer.  
We will be taking the main stage in the big grassy field on Sunday, July 19th at 8 pm.  We hope to see you there.

  • Butchart rates:
  • Butchart 12 month pass :  $57.50

If you are not familiar with Butchart Gardens summer programs, may we recommend the season pass.  That gets you into Butcharts all year round, and into music every single night of the summer.  Come for dinner in one of the lovely restaurants.  Pack a picnic, arrive early, stake out your seats, eat your meal, stroll through the lush gardens and then return and enjoy the music.

Check out the wonderful line up of local and faraway talent scheduled for 2015 in the Butchart’s Summer Festival Calendar.

VSHJ Presents “The Klez”

Enjoy a medley of toe tapping, wildly rhythmical klezmer music, lovely Sephardic ballads, and traditional Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino folk songs, performed by the Victoria quintet The Klez. Desserts, coffee and tea will be served. Suggested donation of $10 for non-members. Everyone is welcome.

When: Sunday, February 22nd at 7:30 pm

Where: Jewish Community Centre Of Victoria, 3636 Shelbourne Street

This event is supported in part by a community agency grant from the Jewish Federation of Victoria & Vancouver Island.

The Klez perform at Hermann’s Jazz Club, Nov 30, 5–8pm

 Klez are looking forward to another Sunday afternoon at Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View Street (between Douglas and Blanshard) on Sunday November 30th, 5–8 pm.

  • Doors open at 4:30 pm.   
  • Tickets $15  
  • Seniors and students $12  
  • Children under 12 free (This is a child friendly venue.)

Hermanns offers a full meal and drink menu, and room for dancing.
Come join us on this winter afternoon!  
For reservations tel. 250-380-8384 or email
For more information, please see The Klez Facebook page.

Early Music Concert

February 1, 2014

Profeti Della Quintaa group from Israelpresents a program of Italian madrigals and Hebrew prayers by Salomone Rossi on Saturday, February 1, 2014, Alix Goolden Hall, 8:00 pm.  This concert is sponsored by Early Music Society of the Islands.
Tickets are $27 for adults, $24 for students/seniors available from Ivy’s Bookshop, Munro’s Books and Long & McQuade.

Salomone Rossi, a member of the Jewish community in Mantua, was one of the greatest Italian composers of the 17th Century.  The vocal ensemble, Profeti Della Quinta ( was the winner of the prestigious biennial York Early Music International Young Artists Competition in 2011; this performance brings to life the full range of Rossi’s compositions, including a selection of his works in Hebrew.