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.
"Dancing Halleluyah" used with permission of the artist, Cynthia Eid. The work is on display at Temple Beth Abraham, Nashua, NH
The word Halleluyah is our inspiration this year -- - a Hebrew word, originating in the Bible, which has become the universal expression of joy, wonderment, and appreciation. We shared a wonderful collection of musical settings Eleanor chose, and we were honored to feature Cantor Rochelle Helzner and Rob McIver, whose performances were awe-inspiring!
"My aim in this concert is for the audience to go away with a deeper relationship to the word - its joy and its elation,"
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