The Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus (JPPC) is part of the modern Yiddish renaissance
– more than forty members strong, from students to retirees, a good number of whom speak or are learning Yiddish (though
more than half speak no Yiddish, and are attracted by the beautiful Yiddish choral music). The JPPC has a century-spanning
repertoire – exciting oratorios and operettas, labor anthems, folksongs, and popular tunes – all in Yiddish. Committed
to strengthening Yiddish as a living language, the JPPC has commissioned and premiered new Yiddish choral works by composers
Helen Medwedeff Greenberg z"l, Robert Ross, Binyumen Schaechter, Josh Waletzky, and Mark Zuckerman.
shares the rich legacy of Yiddish song by performing year-round for old and young of all faiths at community centers, universities,
K-12 schools, museums and places of worship throughout NYC's 4-state region. The JPPC has also performed at Carnegie Hall
and Lincoln Center, at Ground Zero and the West Point Military Academy, as well as at the North American Jewish Choral Festival.
So that the newest generation can carry on the lamp of Yiddish song, the Chorus also performs with "Di Shekhter-tekhter" (The Schaechter Daughters), a one-of-a-kind all-Yiddish sister duo which has performed around the world since 2008,
and about which a film has recently been made. The JPPC also annually gives a NYC spring concert at Symphony Space, open to the public, with highlights from that season's choral repertoire.