Yiddish Blues. Yiddish Jazz. Yiddish Pop. Yiddish Spirituals. Yiddish Standards.
English translations provided.
A concert unlike any heard before, anywhere, ever.
"Amerike di prekhtike" (America the Beautiful)
performed by The Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus
with Conductor Binyumen Schaechter
Guest Soloists: Di Shekhter-tekhter / The Schaechter Sisters (Reyna & Temma Schaechter)
To celebrate 360 years of American Jewish life (1654-2014), this concert features Yiddish choral arrangements in distinctly American musical styles: blues, jazz, and pop numbers, spirituals, standards, Broadway and Second Avenue theater hits, labor anthems, and more. In these works you will recognize America's pervasive influence on Jewish culture - and vice versa.
The 40-voice Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus (JPPC) is a dynamic intergenerational performing ensemble that sets the standard for quality performance of Yiddish and Jewish-themed music. English translations are always provided.
The Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus: www.thejppc.org