Since the autumn of 2006, Connecticut Z'mirah Chorale has attracted singers from throughout the state to perform music of interest to Jewish audiences. Our mission is to preserve and share all types of Jewish vocal music, which reflect the rich tapestry of our people's experience. Repertory ranges from complex modern compositions and classical Reform works of Shabbat and High Holiday liturgies to Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino and Israeli folk and work songs, as well as meaningful pieces by non-Jewish composers.
From the beginning, CZC has participated in Shabbat services with appreciative congregations in South Windsor, Orange, Simsbury, Hamden, Madison, Bridgeport and Springfield, as well as community and congregational meetings in Manchester and New Haven. In addition we presented a demonstration/class at the "Taste of Honey" sessions at the JCC in New Haven, participated in the exciting "Three Choirs in Concert" program at Temple Beth Hillel in South Windsor and performed at Shalom New Haven, an afternoon open house at the JCC in New Haven. We also participated in a Martin Luther King interfaith memorial service and have been featured on local TV. In the past few years, we have been honored to share our music at the deeply moving annual Yom HaShoah observance at the New Haven JCC, and each year we delight enthusiastic audiences at synagogues and retirement communities with our Chanukah concerts.
Weekly rehearsals are currently held in Hamden on Sunday evenings and we always welcome new singers to join. The Connecticut Z'mirah Chorale is also available to sing at receptions, weddings or other private events.
Read about us in the Connecticut Jewish Ledger.