Willkommen – Welcome – ברוכים הבאים
The Leipziger Synagogalchor was founded in 1962 and since then has devoted itself exclusively to Jewish choral music ‒ from synagogue compositions from the 17th to the 20th century to Yiddish songs in new arrangements. The choir works with well-known soloists and musicians. Since September 2022, Philipp Goldmann has been the artistic director.
The choir has received an Obermayer German Jewish History Award and has initiated the entry of the "revitalization of synagogue choral music of the 19th and 20th centuries in Central and Eastern Europe" as a good practice example in the Nationwide Register of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The ensemble is a member of the Association of German Concert Choirs and the Tolerant Saxony Network.
OUR NEXT EVENT
May 18 to 21, 2023
European Jewish Choral Festival in Vienna
with Susanne Langner (alto) and Tilmann Löser (organ/piano)
New CD: In February we recorded the CD "SHABBAT SHALOM! From the liturgy of the Friday evening service by Samuel Lampel, Leipzig 1928", together with chazzan Assaf Levitin and Ivo Mrvelj at the Sauer organ in the Thomaskirche. For the first time, Lampels compositions for the Shabbat evening service can be heard in their entirety on CD.
The CD will be released in June 2023 by the Leipzig label Rondeau Production. On June 28th we will present it (as part of the Jewish Week and the exhibition "Swastika and clef" of the City History Museum) with a concert in the Thomaskirche. Save the date!
Our short film about the Leipzig premiere of Paul Ben-Haim's oratorio "Joram" as a special Jewish Week concert on July 10, 2022 at the Gewandhaus Leipzig is now available on our YouTube channel.
In November 2022 we celebrated our 60th anniversary at the Gewandhaus Leipzig, with Anja Pöche, Susanne Langner, Falk Hoffmann, Assaf Levitin, Ulrich Vogel, the Mendelssohn Kammerorchester Leipzig as well as Ludwig Böhme and Philipp Goldmann. The event was sponsored by the Holger Koppe Stiftung.