The Yiddish Philharmonic Chorus presents

From Varshe and Vilne to Vashington Heights

Sunday | June 16 2024 | 1 pm

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$40 tickets are available for groups of 10 or more. Call the box office at 212 501 3330. 

The Yiddish Philharmonic Chorus, led by Binyumen Schaechter, will perform an intriguing variety of Yiddish songs on the theme of Jewish immigration. Our concert features brand-new choral arrangements and familiar songs you'll hear in a completely different way. Even if you don't know a word of Yiddish, the song intros and English supertitles will keep you fully engaged. We'll end with a choral adaptation of "Ode to Joy," from Beethoven's ninth symphony, with a Yiddish translation that promotes the "melting pot" idea - a century after the Immigration Act of 1924 subsequently turned away so many Jews trying to escape the Holocaust.

Belts, mayn shteytele Belts - J. JACOBS / A. OLSHANETSKY
Beys ikh leb nokh (“In My Own Lifetime” from The Rothschilds) - S. HARNICK / J. BOCK / B. SCHAECHTER
Brider (“Ode to Joy”) - I.L. PERETZ / L. VAN BEETHOVEN
A Brivele der mamen - S. SHMULEWITZ-SMALL
Di Goldene land - E. ZUNSER
Di Grine kuzine - J. LEISEROWITZ / H. PRIZANT / A. SCHWARTZ
Ikh for aheym - D. MEYEROWITZ / H. JACOBSON
Lekhayem ("To Life" from Fiddler on the Roof) - S. HARNICK / J. BOCK
Dem Pedlers brivele - Y. BRISKER / Z. FEIGENBAUM / J. LEISEROWITZ
Ranunkele ("Little Buttercup" from H.M.S. Pinafore) - W.S. GILBERT / A. SULLIVAN / B. SCHAECHTER
Shlof, mayn kind, mayn treyst, mayn sheyner - SHOLEM ALEICHEM / A. KOVANOVSKY
Shmilik, Azrilik - I. REINGOLD / G. MENDELSOHN
Varshe - N. STUTCHKOFF / J. RUMSHINSKY
Vat ken yu makh, s'iz Amerike! - J. JACOBS / A. OLSHANETSKY
Vi ahin zol ikh geyn? - I.S. KORN-TEUER / S. STROCK
Vilne - A.L. WOLFSON / A. OLSHANETSKY
Zey kumen kin Amerike ("America" from The Jazz Singer) - N. DIAMOND / B. SCHAECHTER
Zimer ba nakht of di dekher - J.C. FARRELL / P. ROONEY / L. GILROD / S. SHAPIRO

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