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"Potpourri of Greatness"

“Imagine Simon and Garfunkel, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares, Manhattan Transfer, and Peter, Paul and Mary blended together into a women's a cappella ensemble and you're imagining Vocolot.”

—Julietta Appleton - Bedford Pound Ridge Record Review, New York

"Vocal Fireworks!"

“Vocolot's sheer vocal fireworks … heal and elevate their listeners …Hirschhorn is a truly gifted composer.”

—Ya'acov Gabriel - Tikkun Magazine

"Soaring Harmonies"

“Vocolot, like their harmonies, has soared to prominence in the contemporary a cappella world.”

—Derek Richardson - San Francisco Bay Guardian

"Beautifully Interwoven"

“Out of the feminist and Jewish renewal movements [comes] a female chorus of beautiful interwoven and complex sounds. The audience can easily join in without getting lost. Most impressive, Hirschhorn uses her music and the concert as a way of building community.”

—M. Aaron - The Houston Herald


“The beauty and inspiration of your music is especially needed during these troubled times…”

—Geraldine M. Johnson - MLK Jr. Civic Committee


“A fabulous presentation. You brought tears to my eyes.”

—Beth Kellman - Bay Area Jewish Educators Conference

"Incredibly Diverse"

“An incredible diversity of music and musical styles… Vocolot's songs speak movingly to life today and appeal to all ages.”

—Kevin Olsen

- St. Paul History Museum

"Spectacular...I got goosebumps!"

“Vocolot's performance at the International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam was spectacular. I got goosebumps!”
—Frank London of the Klezmatics
- Frank London of the Klezmatics


“Thanks again — it was absolutely lovely and the students have been saying that they really enjoyed it. ”

—Rabbi Mychal Copeland - Stanford Hillel

"Vocolot finalists at the International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam!"

“Presenting harmony, integrity & strength on & off stage, Vocolot uses the power of music for world peace.” —Shura Lipovsky, IJMF Judge

“I was blown out of my socks by your performance; it really lifted my heart.” —René Samson, IJMF Judge
- Judges at IJMF in Amsterdam


"Heart Beat" (2002)
"Behold!" (1997)
"Roots And Wings" (1992)
"Gather Round" (1989)



Vocolot brings a joyous fusion of folk, jazz and cantorial vocal traditions into the contemporary a cappella world. Their music, rooted in universal heart, social conscience and Jewish soul, communicates a powerful vision of world peace and reconciliation.

Vocolot sings in English, Hebrew, Ladino, Yiddish, and Arabic, blending lush harmonies, soaring melodies and global percussion in original works and new renderings of ancient songs and texts.
Vocolot is a California Arts Council Touring Artist and performs internationally, uplifting and enthralling audiences of all ages with songs of celebration, community and Jewish heritage.

Vocolot has released four critically acclaimed recordings: "Heart Beat" (2002), their newest album, which won CARA Awards for Best Album and Best Song (La Comida); "Behold!" (1997), which was nominated for best World/Folk album by the Contemporary A Cappella Society; "Roots And Wings" (1992); and "Gather Round" (1989).