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To Everything
There Is a Season:
The Year in
Yiddish Song

Sunday, October 14, 2018  |  3:00pm


Top off your Sunday afternoon with the acclaimed Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus (JPPC), a 40-member ensemble praised in The Jewish Week for its "upbeat Broadway bounce." They captivate the house with their musicianship, expressiveness, and all-Yiddish repertoire. Their June 10 performance was sold out—this is an encore concert!

This year's program, TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON: THE YEAR IN YIDDISH SONG, shines a brand-new musical light on some traditional holiday tunes ("Dayeynu" and "Khad-gadyo" will never be the same!) and celebrates secular holidays as only the JPPC can ("Auld Lang Syne" and a Labor Day medley—in Yiddish!). On a more serious note, a moving new arrangement of the "Partisan's Hymn" honors Yom HaShoah.

Fans have come to expect the unexpected. Whether it's a basic folksong, a spirited labor anthem, or an American standard translated into Yiddish, all tunes are cast in fresh, lush harmonies, some with a rock or jazzy feel.

If you’re Yiddish-challenged, you’ll still feel heymish when you hear Conductor Binyumen Schaechter explain the essence of each song. And while you savor the music, you can check the English supertitles for a summarized translation. You’ll understand an d even learn a bisl Yiddish.

You’ll be humming when you leave, with a beautiful keepsake in hand: the concert program journal, replete with lyrics and full translations.

To learn more about the JPPC, visit TheJPPC.org or write to us at information@thejppc.org.

Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus / JPPC
In the Press
JPPC's version of "Belts, mayn shteytele Belts"
JPPC's version of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" in Yiddish.

To purchase $25 student tickets for this performance, please call the box office at 212-501-3330 or visit in person.

Ticket Information

Single Tickets: $40
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Merkin Concert Hall

Tel: 212 501 3330

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