Presented by Triple R

Ninet Tayeb

“This is an opportunity for people to use this night to create an immersive experience. I hope people have little viewing-parties, dress in white, light candles, make one of Leonard Cohen’s famous Red Needle cocktails and join us in a celebration of music and life.” – Anita Lester, Ladies Who Sing Leonard Curator

Festival of Jewish Arts and Music (FOJAM) are gearing up for what’s sure to be a truly climactic season closer to their beloved 2020 Homeward Bound series of events this weekend. The highly anticipated Ladies Who Sing Leonard tribute concert will take place online this Saturday 7 November to coincide with the four-year anniversary of Leonard Cohen’s passing. Festival organisers are encouraging both musicians and audience members alike to immerse themselves in the wonderful world of Cohen, by dressing up, setting the scene, and taking part in a very special evening. 

“Alone or together, let’s embrace the spirit of the Master poet. We are asking people to upload photos dressed in white in their decked out spaces, inside or outside, with their decadent consumables and hashtag #ragsoflight #ladieswhosingleonard.”
 Lior Albeck-Ripka, FOJAM Artistic Director

Kylie Auldist

To assist audiences in setting the scene, FOJAM are excited to announce a selection of take-home food and drink packages for all their Melbourne and Sydney attendees courtesy of respective food partners, Six Braid and Lox Stock & Barrel.

Melburnians, treat yourself to a Lady Midnight (Prickly Pear Negroni) cocktail paired with Sixbraid Challah & Beetroot Tahini Dip, or the Closing Time (Dirty Pickle Martini) cocktail paired with Sixbraid Challah & Smashed Egg Salad. Sydney-siders, indulge you and a loved one with a bottle of Artisan red, rose or white wine, your choice of two mains including smoked brisket or ocean trout and a decadent dessert of either warm salted choc chip cookies or a traditional basque cheesecake. Cohen Bundles available to order online now for pickup and delivery on Friday 6 November (Melbourne) or Saturday 7 November (Sydney), but be sure to place your order before 4pm Wednesday 4 November.

“We would love the audience to feel like they are part of the show – because they are. With Melbournites coming out of a heavy lockdown, we want to let the light in. We’ll be sharing recipes for Leonard Cohen’s favourite cocktails and we’ve got Melbourne and Sydney food partners offering gorgeous Leonard Cohen inspired food and beverage bundles. It’s up to people how far they want to go, but we want to set the mood for a serious Leonard Cohen love in.” – Lior Albeck-Ripka, FOJAM Artistic Director

“In our rags of light,
all dressed to kill,
and end this night,
if it be your will”

– Leonard Cohen, ‘If It Be Your Will’

To get audiences in the mood, headliner Ninet Tayeb has provided an exclusive performance of ‘Hallelujah‘. Watch below.

Ninet Tayeb – Hallelujah – 2020 – Ladies Who Sing Leonard

“I feel blessed for this opportunity. Singing Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, in these crazy times means so much to me. The whole world  is flipping upside down and tries to get a hold of something and I really do hope this would bring a moment of peace of mind.” – Ninet Tayeb

Featuring Ninet Tayeb (ISRAEL), Kate Ceberano, Katie Noonan, Deborah Conway, Kylie Auldist, Emily Lubitz, Gabriella Cohen, Emma Donovan, Kee’ahn, Loretta Miller (Jazz Party), Melody Pool, Imogen Clark, Alma & Hettie Zygier, Tamara Reichman (Tamara & the Dreams), Sophia Tuv and an in-conversation with Anita Lester, the Ladies Who Sing Leonard concert will showcase an impressive lineup of dynamic artists each weaving The Master’s words around their own unique narratives. Last chance tickets available now via the FOJAM website on a ‘pay what you can’ basis to create access for all who wish to take part in the event.

Ladies Who Sing Leonard – A Leonard Cohen Tribute
Presented by FOJAM and Triple R
Saturday 7 November
Ninet Tayeb (ISRAEL), Kate Ceberano, Katie Noonan, Deborah Conway, Kylie Auldist, Emily Lubitz, Anita Lester, Gabriella Cohen, Emma Donovon, Kee’ahn, Loretta Miller (Jazz Party), Melody Pool, Imogen Clark, Alma & Hettie Zygier, Tamara Reichman (Tamara & the Dreams), and Sophia Tuv
8.30pm – 10pm ADST
Where: Globally via Zoom
Tickets: Pay as you can
Registrations essential via Eventbrite
More information via the Facebook Event / FOJAM website
Food Packages available via Six Braid / Lox Stock & Barrel