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Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus presents

POSTPONED – From Babies to Bubbies: A Lifetime in Yiddish Song

Sunday | June 14 2020 | 3 pm


This event has been postponed. 
In-person events at Kaufman Music Center have been suspended through July 31. See Kaufman Music Center community updates related to COVID-19.

Celebrate two weddings and an anniversary with the Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus (JPPC), a multigenerational thirty-five-voice all-Yiddish ensemble led by Binyumen Schaechter.  Join the whole mishpokhe—Jews all over the world and throughout history—with sung conversations and tales of demanding children, nubile youths, troubled couples, relieved parents, confused parents, revered grandparents, wistful old friends, and existential optimism. Schaechter’s novel musical arrangements include ten world premieres this season. Also featured are songs by the noted Yiddish poet and songwriter Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman (1920-2013) in honor of her birth centennial. But you don’t know Yiddish? Don’t worry! Song intros, English supertitles, and a keepsake booklet with full lyric translations will all be there to make you feel heymish.


Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus / JPPC (35-voice chorus)
Binyumen Schaechter, conductor
Seth Weinstein, piano

concert program highlights

SHOLEM ALEICHEM – Shlof, mayn kind
WARSHAWSKY – Afn pripetshik, Akhtsik er un zibetsik zi, Di mizinke oysgegebn
GEBIRTIG – Moyshele mayn fraynd, Dray tekhterlekh, Kartofl-zup mit shvamen
SCHAECHTER-GOTTESMAN – Harbstlid, Mayn khaverte Mintsye, Flaterl
FOLK SONGS – Yome Yome, Vos dergeystu mir di yorn, Unter a kleyn beymele

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JPPC's version of "Dayenu" in Yiddish
JPPC's version of "Auld Lang Syne" in Yiddish
JPPC's version of "Partizaner-himen" (Partisans’ Hymn)

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