A Folksinger with Deep Roots in the Music of the Ages
Rachel Brill was born singing and playing music. From the time of her birth in New York in the 1950's, Rachel's life has revolved in and around the music that fills her heart and forms the song of her soul. From a folk singing career that blossomed in the coffee houses and pubs of New York in the early 70's, Rachel's music quickly branched out into the world: Israel, Italy, Ireland, France and Belgium. On her native soil, she sang her way through New York, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia, before taking her music to California in the late 1980's. Ever studying her passion, Rachel is at once a teacher, musician and vocalist, whose performances have struck chords in the hearts of audiences on three continents over three decades.
Rachel's songs are drawn from a wealth of international folklore, truth and tradition. Singing with a rich, pure, voice that rises from the depths of her being, American, Irish, Yiddish and Hebraic flavors season her repertoire as she accompanies herself on guitar and Celtic harp. Her repertoire is expansive and various, a joyous and moving experience. She offers ancient Biblically inspired music and song as well as modern composed numbers.
Successful as both a soloist and group performer, Rachel Brill's experience is impressive and expansive. From the mid seventies through the eighties, Rachel performed as lead singer in Gush Egozan, a band specializing in Israeli music with bluegrass instrumentation. Gush Egozan performs today predominantly in Israel. Other music affiliations have included: Former lead singer in King David's Harp (international spiritual music with Celtic instrumentation) and Har Monika (a group of folk musicians in the Washington, D.C. area during the eighties). In the late 1990's, Rachel began "Momma's Midlife Crisis," a group of women folk musicians in California playing primarily Celtic music. Presently, Rachel Brill lives in Los Angeles where she sings and continues to pour her heart and soul into her music wherever and whenever she can.
So call on Rachel Brill for your next event. She will create for you whatever you are looking for. Do you want an informative program, background music for your party, a unique holiday celebration, or a special fund-raising event? Rachel can offer music for your wedding processional, recessional and/or reception. Rachel can create special music for a unique and meaningful Bar/Bat Mitzvah services and/or reception.
Rachel is available to create meaningful musical experiences for any/all occasions. Have the music you want to have. What focus you want for your event? What languages would you like: American, Hebrew, and/or Yiddish song is available, as you wish. You can create the mood you want you want. Choose from lovely gentle background instrumental harp music to upbeat vocals and guitar.
Rachel plays music and sings with Shir Delight, the Klezmer band of Temple Aliyah of Woodland Hills. She is also available with speakers, rabbis and meditation leaders for informative programs. She is a graduate of the Music for Healing and Transition Program (www.MHTP.org) and offers her music for healing and transitions at hospitals, hospices and homes.
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