Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus


Keeping Yiddish choral music alive!

If you have a musical ear, can learn a vocal line and sing in harmony with others, can read music or learn quickly from an MP3 recording, and can reliably follow a conductor, you're welcome to audition for the Chorus. 
Reading or speaking Yiddish is not a requirement. All of our musical texts are transliterated into English, and word-for-word translations are provided. Most of our singers learn the language "on the job" and sound like native Yiddish speakers––at least when singing––by concert time.
The Chorus rehearses Monday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., usually at 230 West 103rd Street (The Marseille) between Broadway and West End Avenue in Manhattan. Additional separate rehearsal for each vocal part (soprano, alto, tenor, and bass) are held two to four times during the year. Our first rehearsal this season is scheduled for September 12, 2015. 
We will meet every Monday through early June, with the exception of Jewish holidays and some national holidays. 
We have two concerts scheduled thus far for the coming season––check the Concerts tab above.

2016-2017 Season Auditions for the JPPC
Auditions, by appointment only, will be held at the Workmen's Circle, 247 West 37th Street, 5th floor, on the following two evenings: 
Tuesday, September 6 
Thursday, September 8 
If you are unavailable at these times, we will try to accommodate you. 
At your audition, we listen for musicianship, ability to learn pronunciation, and ability to convey the meaning of a text through “acting.” We also determine your voice part and vocal range. 
To schedule or for more information, please email the JPPC.