Global Piyyut Concert

Monday, November 14, 2022 / Doors: 7 p.m. CT / Show: 7:30 p.m. CT

All Ages



This is a seated show with general admission, first-come, first-served seating. The Cedar is happy to reserve seats for patrons who require special seating accommodations. To request access accommodations, please go to our Access page.

Prospective attendees can RSVP to this event online.

Masks are encouraged.

A voyage to the soundtrack of Jewish culture – the tradition of sacred Hebrew song and music from around the world. An international ensemble of master performers offer contemporary interpretations to a rich, multilingual tradition traversing North Africa, the Balkans, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe.

Piyyut (plural piyyutim, from the Greek poiētḗs “poet”) is the sacred poetry that has accompanied individuals, families, and communities in the spiritual journey of life throughout Jewish history. Piyyut are the sacred songs that have made beautiful the experience of Shabbat and Jewish holidays, both at the synagogue and around the family table, as well as the celebration of the birth of a child, Bar and Bat Mitzvah, and marriage.

Wherein lies the extraordinary power of piyyut?

The words and the melodies of these sacred songs express a wide range of emotions, from gratitude and praise, to yearning and awe, to anguish, hope, and joy. Singing piyyutim helps us feel alive and present, it allows us to pour out what lies deep in our souls as we reach for each other and for the divine presence.

This concert is part of The Contemporary Piyyut Conference at the University of Minnesota.


November 14
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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