Israel Tour 2017

We go on our third concert tour to Israel from 10th to 19th of November 2017. We would like to thank all of our sponsors and supporters who make the tour possible. We would like to thank our friends and partners in Israel who are preparing the concerts with so much commitment. All dates:

11.11. Jerusalem, Church of the Redeemer, 8 pm
12.11. Sde Boker, Music Club, 8.30 pm
13.11. Jerusalem, Moreshet Yisrael Synagogue, 8 pm
14.11. Tel Aviv, Beit Hatfutsot, 7.30 pm
15.11. Haifa, Krieger Center for Performing Arts, 7.30 pm
16.11. Jerusalem, Workshop with the choir of the Moreshet Yisrael Synagogue
18.11. Herzliya, City Hall, 8.30 pm
with Dorothea Wagner (soprano), Falk Hoffmann (tenor), Tilmann Löser (organ/piano), Reinhard Riedel (violin)
Supported by: Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen, Goethe Institut, Sächsische Staatskanzlei, Leipzigstiftung, Stadt Leipzig/Referat Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Stadt Leipzig/Kulturamt, GVL

“Jewish Miniature” about Werner Sander

New publication!
115 years ago, Oberkantor Werner Sander, the founder of the Leipziger Synagogalchor, was born, 45 years ago he died.
The musicologist Tina Frühauf Ph. D. (New York) has explored the history of his life and work:
In October 2017 the volume 213 of the “Jewish Miniatures”, dedicated to Werner Sander, will be published by Hentrich & Hentrich, edited by the Louis Lewandowski Festival, in German and English language.
The publication will also shed light on the first ten years of choir history (1962-1972).

Tina Frühauf: Werner Sander
“to finally fortify peace”. A Vital Exponent of Jewish Music in the GDR
80 pages, softcover, 20 illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-95565-238-8, 8.90 €

Obermayer German Jewish History Award

On January 23, 2017, we received the Distinguished Service Award of the Obermayer German Jewish History Awards at the Berliner Abgeordnetenhaus in recognition of our decade-long work for Jewish music.
Verleihung des Obermayer German Jewish History Awards

Out now: Our new CD

Now it has been released, the CD of the program “Lidl fun goldenem land – Yiddish songs in new arrangements”, published by the label querstand at Verlagsgruppe Kamprad.
lidl-fun-goldenem-land-2016With support from the Ernst Schering Foundation Berlin twelve new arrangements of Yiddish songs have emerged for the concert stage. Internationally renowned arrangers have been inspired by the melodies and created complex, colorful and innovative arrangements, offering an impressive variety, which brings to life the melodic and emotional richness of the Yiddish songs in a contemporary and creative way. In addition to these new arrangements by Matthias Becker, Ludwig Boehme, Reiko Fueting, Juan Garcia, Walter Thomas Heyn, Fredo Jung and Philip Lawson, the CD contains two reminiscences of the choir’s arrangements of the 60’s and 80’s by Werner Sander and Friedbert Gross.

Track list and audio clips
€ 18,00 plus shipping costs

“Sounds from the Leipzig Temple” at Leipzig TV

Sunday, 5 April 2015, 6 p.m.
Monday, 6 April 2015, 8 p. m.
Leipzig TV (Leipzig Fernsehen): Broadcast of the recording of 7 March 2015 at St. Thomas Church, “Sounds from the Leipzig Temple – Reconstruction of a Synagogue concert from 1926”, together with the Kammerchor Josquin des Préz,
Anja Pöche (Soprano), Susanne Langner (Alto), Amnon Seelig (Cantor), Henrik Hochschild (Violin), Ulrich Vogel and Ullrich Böhme (Organ).

Concert report at Leipzig TV

Stumbling stones for Rosa and Samuel Lampel

On September 9, 2014, some stumbling blocks will be installed in Leipzig. We are sponsors for two commemorative stones for the cantor Samuel Lampel and his wife Rosa, that are to be installed at 4 p.m. into the pavement in front of their last self-chosen place of residence, Tschaikowskistr. 23.

Preservation of the gravesite of Werner and Ida Sander is complete!

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the death of chief cantor Werner Sander, the founder of the Leipzig Synagogal Choir, some members of the choir had visited his gravesite on 22 July 2012 to clean and clear it from weeds. We collected donations for the renovation of the tomb. After completion of a sponsorship agreement between the choir and the Jewish community of Leipzig, we were able to give the work commissioned. On 7 November 2013, it finally happened: The restored gravesite was ceremonially handed over to the Jewish community.

Grabstein von Werner und Ida Sander im Sommer 2012 - Gravestone of Werner and Ida Sander in summer 2012 (Foto: Dietrich Wenzel)Grabpflege zum 40. Todestag Werner Sanders - Grave care for the 40th anniversary of the death of Werner Sander (Foto: Dietrich Wenzel)Übergabe der restaurierten Grabstätte von Werner und Ida Sander am 7.11.2013 - Presentation of the restored gravesite of Werner and Ida Sander on 7th of November 2013 (Foto: Ingolf Neumann)Restaurierter Grabstein von Werner und Ida Sander im November 2013 - Restored gravestone of Werner and Ida Sander in November 2013 (Foto: Franziska Menzel)Restaurierte Grabstätte von Werner und Ida Sander im November 2013 - Restores gravesite of Werner and Ida Sander in November 2013 (Foto: Franziska Menzel)