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Who We Are

Performing on concert stages throughout North America, Europe, and Israel, the award-winning Zamir Chorale of Boston awakens audiences to the exotic rhythms of the Middle East to the majestic anthems of 19th-century European synagogues, from the romances of Spain to the chants of Yemen, and from contemporary American jazz to the much-loved Yiddish tunes of Jewish musical theater.

Founded in 1969 by Joshua Jacobson, one of the world’s leading authorities on Jewish choral music, the Zamir Chorale of Boston’s “music with a mission” brings the joy of Jewish music to audiences that transcend age, religious and ethnic background. Zamir sets the bar for musical excellence.

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Founder and Artistic Director

JOSHUA R. JACOBSON, Founder and Artistic Director of the Zamir Chorale of Boston, holds a Bachelors degree in Music from Harvard College, a Masters in Choral Conducting from the New England Conservatory, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Cincinnati. In addition to his responsibilities with the Chorale, Dr. Jacobson is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Northeastern University, where he served for nine years as Chairman of the Department of Music, and for six years as the Stotsky Professor of Jewish Studies.

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Current Season

Maestro Joshua Jacobson and the Zamir Chorale of Boston will continue to delight and inspire audiences with its unique programming in its 48th year. Highlights of the 2016-17 season include a continuation of our Divine Majesty series with a November concert featuring "The Majesty of Hallel," our annual Chanukah collaboration with Boston’s Central Reform Temple in December, an “Awe-Psalm” concert in June (featuring music by Rossi, Bernstein, Ives, Jenkins, Klarman, and more), plus run-out performances at Beth El Center in Belmont and with the Falmouth Chorale on Cape Cod. Be sure to sign up for Zamir’s email list or check out our calendar so you won’t miss out!
Interested in auditioning for Zamir?

Be a part of our 48th season! There are a few openings in all parts for accomplished choral singers who share a passion for Jewish culture and music. Visit our audition page for details.

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