Don't miss what the Jewish Week has described as a musical mekhaye of an afternoon on the Upper West Side.
Each spring, The Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus delivers fresh, innovative four-part vocal arrangements - all in Yiddish. Regulars and newcomers alike will tell you not to worry if you're Yiddish-challenged: Each number gets a generous intro from the group's conductor, Binyumen Schaechter; choristers convey the meaning through their singing; and the concert program, a work of art in itself, has a full translation of each song.
Expect a few familiar tunes as well as some surprises. This year's program will leave you with a poignant sense of the old Yiddish theater and a funny new perspective on a few Gilbert and Sullivan classics. From the heart-wrenching "Ikh hob dikh tsu fil lib" (I Love You Too Much) to the light-hearted "Ranunkele" (I'm Called Little Buttercup), these songs will leave you singing.
Acclaimed guest soloists Cantor Joel Caplan and Temma Schaechter often perform with this ensemble.
At the piano is Seth Weinstein.
Visit thejppc.org to learn more about the JPPC.