Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus


Keeping Yiddish choral music alive!

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. 
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 (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 was October 15, 2018, and our final meeting will be in early June, 2019.
Concert dates and locations, once confirmed, are included in the Concerts page on this website.

2018-2019 Season Auditions for the JPPC
Auditions, by appointment only, are held in midtown Manhattan in late August and September.  The next set of auditions will be at the end of the summer in 2019.  We encourage anyone interested in auditioning to attend a concert of ours beforehand.  Click on the Concerts page of this website to read about our upcoming December 2018 and June 2019 concerts. 
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.  
For more information, please email the JPPC at