For generations children have been coming to the synagogue in Pestalozzistraße with their parents. Here, the synagogue service is an interaction between cantor, choir and organ as well as Lewandowski’s music which plays a central role.

What possibilities were there for integrating children and youngster into this service? Two years ago some children found their own solution. They wanted to have a choir of their own. The idea was quickly realized.

JUGENDCHOR SYNAGOGE PESTALOZZISTRASSE, BERLIN
JUGENDCHOR SYNAGOGE PESTALOZZISTRASSE, BERLIN

Since then a children’s choir under the direction of Regina Yantian has been singing from time to time during the services on Shabbatot, holidays and at festive events. The weekly rehearsals blend musical religious instruction with a social event. Meanwhile the founding children have celebrated their Bar/Bat Mitzvah and the children’s choir has turned into a youth choir, which will hopefully continue to enrich Pestalozzistrasse synagogue for a long time.

Choirs of the Louis Lewandowski Festival 2016

BELSIZE YOUTH CHOIR

BELSIZE YOUTH CHOIR


The youth choir "Belsize Youth Choir" was founded in 1950 by Hanni & Paul Lichtenstern and has been directed by music director Sue Mariner ever since. Since Sue Mariner retired, Alyson Denza has been the driving force behind the choir.

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ENSEMBLE PROFETI DELLA QUINTA


The ensemble was founded in the Galilee region of Israel by Elam Rotem. It is currently based in Switzerland, where its members undertook further study at the Schola Cantorum in Basel.

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Louis Lewandowski Festival DVD Shop

Festival DVD kaufen!


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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Das »Synagogal Ensemble Berlin« ist das einzige Profi-Ensemble, das jeden Freitagabend, Schabbatmorgen sowie an allen jüdischen Feiertagen die Liturgie von Louis Lewandowski zum Klingen bringt.

Synagogal Ensemble Berlin


The Synagogal Ensemble Berlin is the only choir whose singers bring the liturgy of Louis Lewandowski to life every Friday evening, Sabbath morning, and on Jewish holidays.

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The Lewandowski Chorale ist ein in Johannesburg ansässiger Chor. Das Ensemble widmet sich der Wiederbelebung der klassischen jüdisch-liturgischen Musik sowohl innerhalb der südafrikanischen jüdischen Gemeinde als auch in der Gemeinschaft als Ganzes.

THE LEWANDOWSKI CHORALE


The majority of South African synagogues are orthodox and do not allow women to partake in singing. This means that even though the tunes of Lewandowski and his contemporaries are still widely sung in these synagogues, the original texture and harmonies are often lost.

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