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

Sunday, June 10, 2018  |  3:00pm


Top off your Sunday afternoon at Merkin Concert Hall on June 10 with a performance by the acclaimed Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus (JPPC), a 40-member ensemble praised in The Jewish Week for its "upbeat Broadway bounce." The chorus captivates the house with its vocal skill and expressive delivery.  The JPPC sings exclusively in Yiddish.  Conductor Binyumen Schaechter provides engaging and informative introductions to each song, ensuring that this annual spring event is "heymish" even for the Yiddish-challenged.

Fans have come to expect the unexpected.  There's always something new - 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.

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" (a world premier) honors Yom HaShoah. 

All attendees receive a complimentary printed program, replete with lyrics and full translations.

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.

Merkin Concert Hall will host an encore performance of this program on October 14 at 3pm. Tickets for the encore performance are not on sale yet.

Ticket Information

Single Tickets: $40
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Merkin Concert Hall

Tel: 212 501 3330

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