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.