Louis Lewandowski Festival 2019


This year the festival is dedicated to the synagogal music of composers from Southern Germany. Among them are contemporaries of Louis Lewandowski such as Maier Kohn (1802 – 1875), Max Löwenstamm (1814 – 1881) and Israel Meyer Japhet (1818 – 1892).

In addition to their compositions, they also perform works written by a new generation of composers from the early 20th century to the 1930s for cantor, choir and organ, which represent a further development and modernization of the works of the 19th century. These include composers such as Emanuel Kirschner (1857-1938), Heinrich Schalit (1886-1976), Hugo Chaim Adler (1894-1955) and others.

Shortly we will introduce you to the choirs and ensembles of this year!

Choirs of  the Festival 2020

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The Baruch Brothers Choir

The Baruch Brothers Choir from Belgrade was established in as the Serbian-Jewish Singers Society in 1879, with the goal of cherishing the cultural and artistic heritage and tradition of the Jewish people which live in these parts. Conductor and Musical Director is Stefan Zekić.


The »Zamir Chorale of Boston« was founded in 1969. Led by Founder and Artistic Director Joshua Jacobson, the Chorale comprises more than 45 experienced volunteer singers who perform music spanning thousands of years, four continents, and a variety of styles, both classical and popular.

Synagogal Ensemble Berlin

The Synagogal Ensemble Berlin (SEB) was founded in 2002 by Regina Yantian as a concert ensemble. It consists of 8 - 16 professional singers, who work at international opera houses and are also active as freelance concert singers in the choir of the Pestalozzistrasse Synagogue, among others. Choir…



The four Berlin musicians transcend established musical genre boundaries and socially established concert habits: Saxofonquadrat transforms the classical concert hall into a bubbling jazz stage and the wicked scene club into a devout church.

Jerusalem Academy Chamber Choir

The Jerusalem Academy Chamber Choir has 32 members, mostly students or graduates of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. The choir, founded in 1969 by Avner Itai, was immediately recognized as one of the best choirs in the country. Music Director is Stanley Sperber.

The Moran Choir

The Moran Choir includes 40 young singers ages 12-18. It was established by Naomi Faran, in 1986. The vision of the choir is to provide young children coral education, musical training, and performance opportunities and to spread the love for choral singing in Israel and around the world.