Poland’s only synagogal choir, under the direction of Stanisław M. Rybarczyk, was founded in 1996. At the beginning the choir consisted of students and music graduates of the Academy of Music in Wroclaw. Today only professional singers sing there.

The choir consists of 14 members and accompanies the services in the Wroclaw Synagogue on Shabbat and on holidays. The repertoire consists of works by Jewish composers – mainly liturgy, Hebrew and Yiddish songs. A special concern of the choir director is the legacy of the composer Moritz Deutsch.

The choir has sung at many festivals and given concerts with world-famous cantors such as Joseph Malovany (USA), Moshe Stern (Jerusalem), László Fekete (Budapest), Moshe Schulhof (USA) and Roslyn Barak (USA).

Since 2010 the choir sings exclusively with the first Jewish cantor in Germany, Avitall Gerstetter, from Berlin. In 2011 the first CD “Avitall & Breslauer Synagogalchor” was released – another CD will be released in December 2013.

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Alle Festival DVDs (Audio / Video) des Louis Lewandowski Festivals sind bei Hentrich & Hentrich, dem Verlag für jüdische Kultur und Zeitgeschichte erschienen. Die DVDs sind Aufzeichnungen der großen Abschlusskonzerte mit alle Ensembles des jeweiligen Jahres. Sprachen: deutsch und englisch.

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Der Leipziger Synagogalchor widmet sich intensiv und engagiert der Pflege jüdischer Musik. Die 35 Sängerinnen und Sänger – sämtlich Nichtjuden – bringen seit der Chorgründung 1962 jene Musik auf die Konzertpodien der Welt, die ihre Vorfahren beinahe vollständig vernichtet hätten.

LEIPZIGER SYNAGOGALCHOR


Jewish music in the Ashkenazi Diaspora was flourishing incomparably during the 19th and beginnings of the 20th century; a phenomenon primarily caused by organ building in liberal synagogues in Central Europe.

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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.

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SYNAGOGENCHOR BASEL, SCHWEIZ

SYNAGOGENCHOR BASEL


The first references to a Jewish male choir in Basel may be found at the end of the 19th century and again in 1903.

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THE PROFESSIONAL CHOIR OF BELSIZE SQUARE SYNAGOGUE

THE PROFESSIONAL CHOIR OF BELSIZE SQUARE SYNAGOGUE


Belsize Square Synagogue was founded in early 1939 by Jewish refugees based in the Swiss Cottage area of London. With help from the local Liberal Synagogue these founder members were able to hold their first Friday evening Service on 24th March, 1939.

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THE UPPER GALILEE CHOIR

THE UPPER GALILEE CHOIR, ISRAEL


The Upper Galilee Choir was established in 1978 by Stanley Sperber and under his direction, a year later, performed Mendelssohn’s Oratorio “Elijah” at the Musica Sacra Festival in Jerusalem.

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THE ZIMRATYA CANTORS CHOIR

THE ZIMRATYA CANTORS CHOIR, ISRAEL


The Zimratya choir comprises some 28 members who are Cantors or leaders of the Prayer services in Synagogues close to their homes in Israel.

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