Thursday, December 14, 2006

Thank you, Forward!

On behalf of the Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, thanks to the Forward newspaper for raving about our CD. Buy it now. It makes a great holiday gift! Read on.



Fri. Dec 08, 2006

Does your sister really need another set of scented candles? Doesn’t your father have enough ties? Forget the old standbys! Here’s a collection of brand-new finds that should satisfy even the most persnickety of relations...

New Sounds

“Zingt! A Celebration of Yiddish Choral Music” is a new CD that includes first-time choral recordings of old and new Yiddish tunes. Performed by the Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus under the baton of Binyumen Schaechter, the album features guest soloists Joel Caplan and Steve Sterner as well as pianists Elizabeth Rodgers and Mitchell Vines.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Six really great minutes!

This is a great time of year to lighten up and capture a little bit of joy for yourself. Better than a mass consumer gift, I offer you a gift of quality time.
Joel, who was just breaking into showbiz at the time, was the teenage son of Mickey Katz, also renowned as the Yiddish Spike Jones.
A big shout out to Google videos for this clip, and to Google for helping me find this picture of whiz kid Joel in 0.6 seconds (thanks,