Transcending conflict through song.Watch the music video for Home with Sam Tsui

Empowering youth from East and West Jerusalem

The YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus empowers young singers to become leaders for peace in their communities by providing a space where they can engage one another in musical and verbal dialogue. Through this combination of high level music-making and interpersonal engagement, the YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus seeks to create a life-changing experience for its members. The results shine onstage and have inspired audiences in Jerusalem and world-over since our founding in 2012.

Join the Chorus!

Imagine: Hearing yourself on the radio! Touring the world! Speaking English! Meeting new people! Having fun! Sharing stories! Making music videos! If you are a high school student in Jerusalem who likes to sing and wants to make a difference, join the YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus!

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Donate to the Chorus

Help us change the dynamics of the Israeli-Palestinian relationship through song.

You can give to the Jerusalem Youth Chorus through the Friends of the Jerusalem International YMCA, so your gift to the YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus is tax-deductible.

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The YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus is looking for interns for the academic year 2015-2016! We are particularly interested in media interns and voice teachers.

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See and Hear More of the Chorus

Experience the absolutely unique sound of the YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus! Watch our viral music video with Sam Tsui, our full performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, artistic collaborations with David Broza and the Al Bustan Takht Ensemble, coverage on PBS and the BBC, and more!.

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The YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus is an official program of the Jerusalem International YMCA.

The YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus in the press

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