The Synagogal Ensemble Berlin is the only professional ensemble in the world to perform Louis Lewandowski’s liturgy every Friday evening, every Shabbat morning and on all Jewish feast days. Its members are eight singers, who belong to the Choirs of the Berlin Opera Houses and of Berlin Radio or work as freelance soloists. It is directed by Regina Yantian M.A.

The Ensemble consists of eight to twelve singers, professional freelance soloists or members of Berlin’s opera or radio choruses. It is directed by Regina Yantian M.A. She began playing the organ and directing choirs at the age of fifteen.
She studied ethnomusicology and Jewish studies in Heidelberg, Jerusalem and Berlin, and for almost 20 years has been the organist and choir director at the Pestalozzistrasse Synagogue. Regina Yantian was strongly inspired by her association with Chief Cantor Estrongo Nachama whom she accompanied on the organ at the beginning of her career. In 2011 she was appointed musical director of the Louis Lewandowski Festival.

Cantor Isaac Sheffer is the soloist of the Ensemble. He began his musical career as a tenor at the New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv before assuming cantorial positions at the Hebrew Tabernacle and Temple Beth Shalom in New York.

For many years, the Synagogal Ensemble Berlin has been giving concerts all over Germany and in other countries. The Ensemble has also produced several CD recordings. In addition to the Lewandowski repertoire, it performs works by other renowned 19th century composers such as Salomon Sulzer and Samuel Naumbourg as well as 20th century compositions by Kurt Weil, Maurice Ravel, Ben Steinberg, Meir Finkelstein and others. In December 2017, the Berlin Synagogue Ensemble will be hosting the Louis Lewandowski Festival in Berlin for the seventh time.

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