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.
Audition With Us
Are you an experienced choral singer with a love of the Jewish choral tradition? We have performed at Strathmore, the Kennedy Center, the White House, as well as concert halls in New York, Philadelphia and Boston.
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