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 EVENTS
March 16th, 2024, Gera, Town Hall
March 17th, 2024, Meiningen, Struppsche Villa
Benefit Concert, 24.10.2023
Our concert "Solidarity for Israel ‒ Benefit Concert for Humanity" in St. Peter's Church in Leipzig, which we organized together with the City of Leipzig, Department of International Cooperation, was a touching evening and a great success for fundraising. 5000 € were donated by our audience for the children's home Neve Hanna in Kiryat Gat and for Leipzig's twin city Herzliya! On behalf of all participants ‒ Leipziger Synagogalchor, Ensemble Rozhinkes, Ensemble Consart, students of the Musical-Sport High School of Rahn Education Leipzig, Alex Jacobowitz, Susanne Langner and Falk Hoffmann ‒ we would like to thank you for your sympathy and your donations! To the YouTube video
Our new CD is out now!
Since June 23rd, the CD "SAMUEL LAMPEL: Abendgebet für Schabbat (Leipzig 1928)" is available in stores worldwide from the Leipzig label Rondeau Production ‒ and of course you can also order it from us!
For the first time, the compositions of the Leipzig chazzan Samuel Lampel (1884‒1942), which were once sung at the Friday evening service in the liberal Community Synagogue on Gottschedstrasse, can be heard in their entirety on CD.
Recorded in St. Thomas with cantor Assaf Levitin, Chazzan of the Reform Synagogue Hamburg, and Ivo Mrvelj, assistant organist at St. Thomas.