shirELla is a women’s chorus singing spiritual and uplifting songs. Our music – both a Capella and accompanied by piano – is based on the rich sounds of gospel chorale music, and the depth of meaning found in traditional Jewish texts. Our repertoire includes some original music as well as folk and world music.
Balkan rhythms, Klezmer-inspired melodic modes, run through these original works with Cajun, blues, and more influences. Clarinet, mandolin, upright bass, and bandleader, Michael McLaughlin, on accordion.