CAN YOU SING WITH US?
If you can learn a vocal line, sing in harmony with others, read music
or learn quickly from an MP3 recording, and reliably follow a conductor, you are welcome to audition for the Chorus.
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 (with the exception of Jewish holidays and some national holidays) from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. at Opera America, 330 Seventh Avenue, between 28th and 29th streets,
in Manhattan. Additional separate rehearsals for each vocal part (soprano, alto, tenor, and bass) are held several times during
the year. Our first rehearsal this
season is scheduled for September 5, 2018, and our final meeting will be in early June, 2019.
Concert dates and locations, once confirmed, will be included
in the Concerts page on this website.
2018-2019 Season Auditions
for the JPPC
by appointment only, will be held in midtown Manhattan (location TBA) in late-August, early-September. Exact evenings
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 vocal part (soprano,
alto, tenor, or bass) and range within that part.