31 March - 3 April 2022

Louis 200. the unknown Lewandowski

No less than three anniversaries were interwoven in 2021: the festival year “1700 Years of Jewish Life in Germany,” the organ crowned “Instrument of the Year 2021,” and the 200th birthday of Louis Lewandowski, the namesake of the Louis Lewandowski Festival, which is already in its eleventh year in 2021/2022.

Under the motto “The Unknown Lewandowski”, this year we will be bringing his lesser-known works to the public’s ears, including some gems of incomparable beauty. Of course, his famous and well-known pieces will not be neglected. You will soon find out which choirs and ensembles will be our guests this year here in the program.

The events of the festival are held under 2G conditions. The 2G stands for fully vaccinated or recovered. When the 2G rule applies, only people who are fully vaccinated or recovered are allowed to attend the venue or event. A negative Corona test alone is not sufficient. We also ask that you wear an FFP2 mask.

Either live on site or streaming, we look forward to your visit.
Until then all the best and stay healthy!
Your festival team

Donations

We have decided to waive entrance fees at the final concert on Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 5 p.m. (admission from 4 p.m.) in the Rykestraße Synagogue and instead ask you for donations on site. Your donations will go directly to the Chernivtsi Symphony Orchestra, which was our guest in 2018. Its members will also use it to support members of the Kiev Opera who are in need.

Choirs 2021/22

Synagogal Ensemble Berlin

The Synagogal Ensemble Berlin was founded in 2002 as a concert ensemble by Regina Yantian and cantor Isaac Sheffer. It consists of eight to 16 professional singers, who work at international opera houses and as freelance concert singers in the choir of Pestalozzistraße synagogue in Berlin.

The Moran Singer Ensemble

Moran Singers Ensemble

Das Moran Singers Ensemble wurde 1998 als professionelles Ensemble unter der fachkundigen musikalischen Leitung der Dirigentin Naomi Faran gegründet. Es widmet sich der Förderung musikalischer Spitzenleistungen und des Sologesangs unter jungen israelischen Singenden. Der Hausdirigent des Ensembles…

Louis Lewandowski Festival Magazin 2021/22

Lesen Sie hier alle Beiträge aus dem Magazin zum 11. Louis Lewandowski Festival. Darunter Interviews, Portraits der Künstler, die Grußworte und natürlich über die Musik des 11. Festivals.

Dining out with dear friends

Dinner with our dear friends in one of Berlin's famous Chinese restaurants ...

Footage from the Grand Final Concert

As always, the highlight of the festival, the magnificent final concert of all choirs and musicians in the most beautiful German synagogue Rykestraße in Berlin on April 3, 2022 Copyright: Louis Lewandowski Festival | Benjamin Hauf

Concerts in the Hospital Church and Reinbeckhallen

Impressions of the afternoon concert from the hospital church in the Wuhlgarten and the evening performance in the legendary Reinbeckhallen on Saturday, April 2, 2022. Special thanks to Naomi Faran and the Moran Singers Ensemble from Israel Copyright: Louis Lewandowski Festival | Benjamin Hauf

Impressions Kabbalat Shabbat service

Enjoy these impressions from the Kabbalat Shabbat service at the Rykestraße Synagogue on Friday, April 1, 2022. We thank all guests and especially the Governing Mayor of Berlin - Franziska Giffey - as well as the musicians. Copyright: Louis Lewandowski Festival | Benjamin Hauf

Impressions opening Nikolaikirche Postdam

Enjoy this impressions of the opening on Thursday 31 March 2022 in the Nikolaikirche in Potsdam. We thank all guests and musicians for coming. Copyright: Louis Lewandowski Festival | Benjamin Hauf

Streaming final concert watch live here

Watch the 2021/22 final concert here via streaming on April 3, 2022 starting at 5:00 pm from the beautiful synagogue in Berlin's Rykestraße. Lewandowski - A Cantata of Homage Moran Singers Ensemble from Israel, the Synagogal Ensemble Berlin and the Berlin Symphony Orchestra. Soloists: Ambar Arias,…

Regierende Bürgermeisterin von Berlin, Franziska Giffey,

Franziska Giffey, Regierende Bürgermeisterin von Berlin,

Dear festival enthusiasts, dear visitors, this year three celebratory occasions come together for the Louis Lewandowski Festival: 1,700 years of Jewish life in Germany, the crowning of the organ as "Instrument of the Year," and finally the 200th birthday of the namesake of this wonderful festival,…

LOUIS LEWANDOWSKI (1821 - 1894)

Lewandowski – Eine Huldigungskantate

At the opening concert, listen to "Lewandowski - A Cantata of Homage" interspersed with biographical notes on the stages of the life of Louis Lewandowski, the great reformer of synagogal music

Program Reinbeckhallen Oberschöneweide

In the lovingly restored industrial architecture of the Reinbeckhallen in Oberschöneweide, the "Synagogal Ensemble Berlin" and the "Moran Singers Ensemble" from Israel

The Moran Singer Ensemble

Programm Krankenhauskirche im Wuhlgarten

In the small, acoustically excellent hospital church in Wuhlgarten, in Berlin-Marzahn-Hellersdorf you will hear the "Moran Singers Ensemble" from Israel. Naomi Faran is the musical director and Tom Karni conducts. Shay Cohen accompanies on the piano.

The artists of the Louis Lewandowski Festival 2021/22

Here we present the artists who will shape the 11th Louis Lewandowski Festival in the 2021/22 corona year, including composers, singers, composers and organists

Prof. Dr. Tina Frühauf on the unknown Lewandowski

Prof. Dr. Tina Frühauf: This year's Louis Lewandowski Festival focuses on the festival's namesake on the occasion of his bicentenary. It is dedicated to a series of works that brings us closer to the reformer of synagogal music, ..

Dr.-Gideon-Joffe,-Vorstandsvorsitzender-der-Juedischen-Gemeinde-zu-Berlin

Dr. Gideon Joffe | Chairman of the Jewish Community of Berlin

I am delighted that - despite Corona-related restrictions - the Louis Lewandowski Festival is taking place in Berlin for the eleventh time. It has become a fine tradition and an integral part of our city's cultural calendar.

Greeting Minister President Dr. Dietmar Woidke

Der Ministerpräsident von Brandenburg, Dr. Dietmar Woidke: Ganz in diesem Sinne wünsche ich Ihnen ein wunderbares Festival mit ergreifenden Konzerten und schönen gemeinsamen Stunden, wo auch immer Sie das Louis Lewandowski Festival verfolgen.