The Epichorus performs Indo-Arabic roots music - contemporary music inspired by the old sound.  They are lineage holders in classical traditions from India to Egypt and Greece, alongside Jazz and fusion aficionados.  Master vocalist Priya Darshini serenades beyond the bounds of language, moving fluidly between Hebrew, Hindi and Aramaic backed by Oud, Violin, Accordion, Hammered Dulcimer, Percussion and Upright Bass.  Come ready to be transported by ethereal music reminiscent of a loftier home.

Zach Fredman is awad (oudist) and composer for the Epichorus.  He grew up on classical guitar and passed to the Oud at the spell of Hamza El Din; he has studied with Arabic master Bassam Saba, and with descendants of the Iraqi and Syrian Jews now residing in Jerusalem.  Zach is the rabbi of The New Shul in Manhattan.

The Epichorus is:  Megan Gould -Violin, Daniel Ori - Bass, Rich Stein - Percussion, Priya Darshini - Vocals, Uri Sharlin - Accordion, and Max ZT - Hammered Dulcimer.



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The Washington Post

"Epichorus’s sound is as diverse as its penchant for weaving musical legacies"

The Huffington Post

“... an excellent example of how creating culture together can promote true interfaith dialogue.”


“... a group of musicians who want to use music to express religious devotion, and find the established musical canon too constraining for one reason or another.”


"one of today’s top ten stars in new Jewish music"

CBC Radio and CBC TV

“... an eclectic mix of music and sound, and a blend of both Arab music and Hebrew lyrics”

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Coming Up

11/15/17 - Caveat NYC

2/1/18 - National Sawdust


Gone (Select Shows)

10/21/17 - Ragas Live Festival (Rubin Museum)

8/9/17 - Eldridge St. Museum

3/29/17 - 53 Charles St. 

4/1/17 - Kripalu

7/12/16 - Rockwood Music Hall, NYC (with Brooklyn Raga Massive)

1/30/16 - Princeton, NJ 830pm

12/14/15 - Actors Temple, NYC 730pm

6/24,25/15 - Najara Recording Sessions

5/13/15 - Washington Jewish Music Festival

5/24/15 - Private Engagement [Wedding]

3/14/15 - Bnai Jeshurun, NYC, 630pm

1/31/15 - Voices of the Sacred, 8pm, NYC

2/8/15 - Global Sundays, JCC Manhattan 4pm, NYC

12/18/14 - Private Engagement [Gala]

10/12/14 - Bnai Jeshurun, NYC.

3/12/14 - Boot and Saddle; Philadelphia (the Little Epichorus Ensemble)

8/15/13 - Down County Social Club; Sheffield, MA

6/20/13 - Merkin Hall

4/10/13 - 92Y Tribeca, CD release party

3/13/13 - Manhattan College

3/10/13 - Boston Jewish Music Festival

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   Contact/Booking - theepichorus@gmail.com