ZEMER CHAI WASHINGTONS JEWISH COMMUNITY CHORUS INC

aka Zemer Chai, The Jewish Chorale of the Nation's Capital   |   Kensington, MD   |  http://www.zemerchai.org

Mission

Founded by conductor Eleanor Epstein in 1976, Zemer Chai sings the full range of Jewish choral repertoire, including liturgical and classical pieces, Jewish folk music from around the world, and new works composed especially for the choir. The singers come from all walks of Jewish life, finding common ground in their love of the music and their commitment to sharing it. As an integral part of the Washington, D.C. community, Zemer Chai takes pride in building bridges to other religious communities, attracting audience members of every faith to its concerts and participating in interfaith events.

Ruling year info

1980

Founding Artistic Director

Ms. Eleanor Epstein

Main address

P.O. Box 2042

Kensington, MD 20891 USA

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EIN

52-1164562

NTEE code info

Singing Choral (A6B)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Music (A68)

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Annual Concert

Each spring, Zemer Chai presents a public concert built around a theme. Past themes have included justice, Psalms, freedom. Israel, hope, and peace. These concerts often include guest artists, collaboration with other choirs, the introduction of newly commissioned works, and music in a variety of languages.

Population(s) Served

This annual concert is given to the residents, visiting family members, and staff at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington on a Sunday afternoon.

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Charting impact

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To expand our outreach to diverse audiences.
To continue to perform Jewish choral music at the highest level.
To preserve the rich heritage of Jewish choral music while continuing its development through the performance of the works of living composers and the commissioning of new works.

To rehearse weekly.
To accept appropriate invitations to perform.
To initiate performance opportunities and produce concerts.
To reach out to new audiences.

Performance of liturgical, folk, classical choral pieces, and commissioned works of Jewish music.
Performance in varied settings.
Performance of repertoire and new pieces.

Zemer Chai continues to be very well received wherever and whenever it performs.
Zemer Chai continues to attract new singers and new audience members.
Performances and concerts are scheduled throughout the year.

Financials

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ZEMER CHAI WASHINGTONS JEWISH COMMUNITY CHORUS INC

Board of directors
as of 06/27/2016
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Board chair

Ms. Joan Wolf