Zemer Chai, "living song," is a choir of 30 singers dedicated to sharing the rich and diverse musical heritage of the Jewish people. Founded in 1976 by conductor and artistic director Eleanor Epstein, the choir sings the full range of the Jewish repertoire.
Our Next Performance
We are invited to sing at the Mansion at Strathmore!
Our spring concert of 2013 delved deep into the word "Halleluyah". Please enjoy an audio clip from the concert, and an interview with Eleanor Epstein about her conceptualization of the event:
Here's one of our favorite moments from the June 5 concert: from Hallelu by Robbie Solomon and Joel Sussman featuring Cantor Rochelle Helzner:
And, here's an audio clip of our own, Eleanor Epstein, interviewed by Estelle Deutsch Abraham on Jewish Community Radio, which aired on Sunday morning, June 2, 2013, on WUST - AM 1120
What people say about Zemer Chai:
"Moving from start to finish..."
"This was my first time attending a Zemer Chai concert but I know it won't be my last...."
"I was blown away..."
"Thank you for an evening of creative excellence, professional musical arrangement, and joyous community participation...."
"Zemer Chai sang passionately with utter precision."
The Washington Post
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Be sure to listen to selected clips from our first CD, Same Earth Same Sky, which can also be purchased from our site. Check it Out