Zmirah Chorale

Connecticut Z'mirah Chorale

Come sing with us! If you are an experienced choral singer who loves all kinds of Jewish music and wants to learn and share in this great treasure, please contact us — see below— to confirm the time of the next rehearsal. We have room for more voices!

Contact us: If you have questions or comments about CZC, want to be added to our mailing list, or would like to support us in some way, please contact Dr. Kevin Mack at (203) 230-1051, or e-mail K. Mack.

Our Director

For over thirty years, Dr. Kevin Mack has served the musical community as a conductor, singer, and player of historical keyboard and woodwind instruments. A native San Franciscan, Kevin earned degrees in Conducting, Vocal Performance and English-Philosophy from University of the Pacific, Yale University, the Juilliard School, and the Hartt School. He has been a pupil of Robert Shaw, Roger Wagner, Arthur Weisberg, Allen Forte, Claude Palisca, and David Diamond. To increase his teaching effectiveness, Kevin completed a certification program in music given by the Connecticut Department of Education at Wesleyan University.

Besides the Manchester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, Dr. Mack presently conducts the Connecticut Restoration Orchestra, an ensemble of period instruments. Additionally, he is Music Director of the Pratt & Whitney United Chorus, Choir Director at Congregation Mishkan Israel, and Music Director at Grace & St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Hamden. In addition to his repertory of well-known and obscure choral and orchestral works, Dr. Mack has conducted compositions for contemporary composers, including Martin Bresnick, Thea Musgrave, David Diamond, Jacob Druckman, Fenno Heath, Vincent Persichetti, Otto Luening, Daniel Pinkham, and Jeff Talman.