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Yiddish Pesach Song Workshop and Sing-along, with Binyumen Schaechter
The Yiddish Philharmonic Chorus presents online Yiddish Song Workshops and Sing-alongs, led from the piano by music director Binyumen Schaechter. Upcoming: Pesach songs on Sunday, March 27, and Holocaust songs on Sunday, April 10.
Participants learn and sing Yiddish songs on particular themes, with lyrics and translations provided on screen so everyone can sing along.
Participants also learn linguistic, musical, and historical background for each song. Schaechter aims to help you learn some Yiddish and to inspire those familiar with the songs to hear them in a new way.
Themes explored so far have been Yiddish Chanukah songs, Yiddish Purim songs, Yiddish Pesach songs, and songs based on the poetry of the great Yiddish poet Itzik Manger.
RSVP with your full name and city of residence to info@YiddishChorus.org to be on the email distribution list. You will receive the link to register a week or so before the next series begins. The Chorus will then send you the Zoom link the morning of the event. For more information, click below.