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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're honored to be part of this community event! Please join us.
Join us on this special night as we prepare for the upcoming High Holy Days, with a program of exquisite Hebrew, English and Yiddish music, a communal Havdalah, and a Selichot service led by all the participating clergy.
All are welcome. Free of charge.
Sponsored by: Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation, Temple Beth Ami, Congregation B'nai Tzedek, Congregation Har Shalom, & Shaare Torah Congregation — In partnership with the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
Audition With Us
Are you an experienced choral singer? Join us in preserving the rich musical legacy of the Jewish people and in sharing exciting new works and premieres. Feed your soul and share your talents at the highest level of musical excellence! We are particularly looking for tenors and basses.
Schedule an audition: audition@ZemerChai.org
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