The Yiddish
Philharmonic Chorus
The Yiddish Philharmonic
Chorus

Keeping Yiddish choral music alive!

** UPCOMING CONCERT **



* FROM VARSHE AND VILNE TO VASHINGTON HEIGHTS *

ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS PROVIDED

Sunday, June 16, 2024 – Father’s Day

1:00 p.m.

Merkin Hall
129 West 67th Street
New York, New York

Come hear the Yiddish Philharmonic Chorus, the acclaimed, intergenerational ensemble led by Binyumen Schaechter, perform a variety of Yiddish songs on the theme of Jewish immigration.

2024 marks a century since the infamous Immigration Act of 1924 (The Johnson-Reed Act) severely limited the number of immigrants allowed into America, preventing many Jews from escaping the Holocaust.

Our concert will feature brand-new choral arrangements, familiar songs you’ll hear in a completely different way, and some total surprises for everyone. Even if you don’t know a word of Yiddish, the song intros and English supertitles will keep you fully engaged and in the spirit.

We’ll end with a new Yiddish choral adaptation of “Ode to Joy” from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, a work premiered 200 years ago, with a Yiddish translation that promotes the “melting pot” idea.

PROGRAM
Amerike ~ Belts, mayn shteytele Belts ~ Brider (Ode to Joy)
A Brivele der mamen ~ Di Goldene land ~ Di Grine kuzine
Ikh for aheym (kin Palestine) ~ Lekhayem (from Fiddler on the Roof)
Dem Pedlers brivele ~ Ranunkele (from H. M. S. Pinafore)
Shlof, mayn kind, mayn treyst, mayn sheyner (Sholem Aleichem’s viglid)
Shmilik, Azrilik ~ Varshe ~ Vat ken yu makh, s’iz Amerike!
Vi ahin zol ikh geyn? ~ Vilne ~ Zimer ba nakht of di dekher

TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN MARCH
$50 or $40 for groups of 10 or more


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