Festival Program 2018

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Pre-Opening Conzert

7:00 pm | Pre-Opening-Concert

with the internationally famous
Chief cantor Joseph Malovany, tenor Fifth Ave Synagogue , New York City
and the The Moscow Male Jewish Capella and the Sinfonieorchester Czernowitz
conducted by Dr. Alexander Tsaliuk from Moscow in the “Rotes Rathaus” Berlin City Hall

Rotes Rataus, Rathausstraße 15, 10178 Berlin

Thursday,  20 December 2018

Festival Opening

6:00 pm | Opening of the 2018 Louis Lewandowski Festival

Opening of the festival and opening concert in the St.-Nikolaikirche in Potsdam.

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the “Reichspogromnacht” the world premiere of “Todesfuge” by Anna Segal takes place.

On the occasion of the 70th birthday of the State of Israel, works by Seter, Ben-Haim and an oratorio on the Shabbat by Marc Lavry will be performed.

Czernowitzer Orchestra, Synagogal Ensemble Berlin and three choirs from Israel under the direction of Regina Yantian and Mark Wolloch

Sankt Nikloai Kirche, Am Alten Markt, 14467 Potsdam

Friday, 21 Friday 2018


6:00 pm | Synagogue Pestalozzistraße

Musical participation by festival ensembles

Pestalozzistraße 14, 10625 Berlin

Saturday, 22 December 2018


4:00 pm | Krankenhauskirche Wuhletal

Krankenhauskirche im Wuhlegarten
Brebacher Weg 15 – Haus 34 | 12683 Berlin-Biesdorf

Performance of the choir Ensemble Barocameri with musicians, singers and instrumentalists from all over Israel in the beautiful hospital church Wuhletal in Berlin-Biesdorf under the direction of music director Avner Itai. Coffee and cake will be provided at cost price.

Car: Parking spaces Altentreptower Straße and UKB (entrance via Blumberger Damm)
Public transport: Underground / S-Bahn Wuhletal; Bus X69, 154, 191

Tickets online* »
Krankenhauskirche im Wuhlegarten | Brebacher Weg 15 – Haus 34 | 12683 Berlin-Biesdorf



Reinbeckstraße 9 – 49, 12459 Berlin

The audience is invited to sing together with choirs from Jerusalem and Berlin.

Directions: Kaisersteg, Tram 27, 60, 67
Parking spaces: Wilhelminenhof-Straße

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Reinbeckstraße 9 – 49, 12459 Berlin

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Grand Final Concert

5:00 pm | Synagogue Rykestraße

Joint performance by all ensembles of the Louis Lewandowski Festival 2018 in Germany’s largest synagogue

Tickets online* »
Synagoge Rykestraße, Rykestraße 53, 10405 Berlin

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Released 15 September 2018, subject to program changes

Image and sound recording

We would like to point out that during our final concert on 23 December 2018, pictures and sound material in the form of photos and video recordings will be produced by accredited persons and service providers commissioned by us. A festival DVD will be produced after the concert.