Hélène Engel offers a variety of shows, accompanied by different musical ensembles.
Errances or Jewish Mosaic
This presentation of Jewish songs from various tradition carries us back to the melodies of the Golden Age of Spain, and then moves on to the music of a more modern Europe Those songs in Jewish-Spanish, Hebrew, Yiddish, French and English convey a biblical heritage kept alive through the centuries and across many lands. From joy to sadness, from hope to despair - the whole range of human emotions finds expression in the rhythms of the cycle of Jewish life. Holiday or commemoration, seasons are marked by a song for each occasion, and stamped with the many shades and colors of exile.
Sephardic romances from Spain and the Middle-East. An atmosphere of passion and dreams, wanders and wonders, on a backdrop of purple and gold.
Yiddish songs of love and daily life in the shtetl, From Vilna to Brooklyn , a bitter-sweet mixture of tenderness and irony, tragedy and humor.
In this show, Hélène Engel interprets contemporary songs by both Jewish and non-Jewish composers, all with themes linked to Jewish life. It includes folksongs translated into French, as well as bilingual and trilingual songs.
Cocorico la France!
Paris - steamy, seamy, saucy and gay! Hélène Engel sings turn-of-the century Paris . The Paris of cafés, pleasure gardens and romantic afternoons. She also interprets the songs of Piaf, Brel, Ferré, Ferrat, Moustaki, Reggiani, Gainsbourg and of her friend Danielle Messia. Charm, wit, realism and poetry are intertwined in this varied repertoire in RED, WHITE and BLUE.
One, two three, won't you sing with me
Children's songs in many languages. Songs of laughter, of surprise; songs for listening and for singing along; songs that make you want to clap your hands or close your eyes. Something for every taste and every age.
World tour in music
Folksongs from just about everywhere around the world: France , Russia , Eastern Europe , America , Quebec , Middle-East, Africa ....
The Rooster and the beaver
Folksongs from the cultures of France and Quebec . Distant cousins in time and space, the French and Quebecois have much more in common than just a language: always ready for an argument, passionate in love, gourmet food and words.
Words of Women
Women songs in all styles: French chansons , and folksongs from around the world. Sweet songs, fighting songs, songs of struggle and songs of hope.
Fêtes des Neiges
Songs of inter season: Chanukkah, Christmas etc. from all over the world in original language.