A Cappella Workshop Kishroniyah with Machon and Nivonim
The A Cappella workshop under the leadership of Amichai Margolis (bio, below) included practice, recording, and performance of several beautiful songs in multi-part harmony. The group presented their works at various aruchot (meals) for the entire camp community. The songs included Eshet Hayil and Hodu, among others. The chanichim (campers) from Machon and Nivonim are seen here warming up with the song “AluminumLinoleumLinoleumAluminum”.
Amichai Margolis is currently the Musical Director of the Solomon Schechter Lower School of White Plains, NY. He is also the Musical Director of the JCC of Harrison, NY. Amichai founded and directed the Jewish a cappella group Kol B’yachad at Brown University. He also arranged and sang with Pizmon from Columbia University & JTS. Ami is the Rosh Shira at Camp Ramah in Nyack, NY, and he was the Rosh Shira at Camp Ramah in New England from 1998-2005, where he broadened the musical repertoire of the camp as well as directed the staff a cappella group. He currently lives in Orangeburg, NY with his wife, Kari (whom he met at Camp Ramah) and their two children, and he owns and operates “Joyful Studios” on the side. Ami is the leader of the “Amichai Margolis Band,” and his debut album is called “Orah V’Simcha — Light and Joy.” His music can be heard at: http://tinyurl.com/Amichaim.