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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.

Bundesweites Verzeichnis des Immateriellen Kulturerbes


Obermayer Awards​​​

VDKC Verband deutscher Konzertchöre


Tolerantes Sachsen



as part of the Jewish Week in Leipzig June 25–July 2, 2023
- June 26, 2023, 7 p.m., Alte Börse, opening of the symposium "Jewish life in Leipzig and the twin cities Brno, Kraków and Kyiv", with Falk Hoffmann (tenor) and Clemens Posselt (piano).
- June 28, 2023, 7.30 p.m., St. Thomas Church, Samuel Lampel
CD release concert with Assaf Levitin (bass-baritone) and Ivo Mrvelj (organ). Tickets for €23 / €18 are available in all Reservix ticket offices and online at www.reservix.de.

To the event calendar



Our new CD. In June the CD "SAMUEL LAMPEL Evening Prayer for Shabbat (Leipzig 1928)" will be released by the Leipzig label Rondeau Production.

For the first time, Lampel's compositions for the Friday evening service 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.

CD Cover Samuel Lampel

Commemorative plaques in the Waldstrasse district. After the first plaques for Jewish residents in the Waldstrasse district were unveiled in April, the second tour will now take place on June 27 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Among others, the commemorative plaque for the family of the chief cantor Samuel Lampel, donated by the Leipziger Synagogalchor, will be unveiled on Tschaikowskistrasse 23.
A project by the Bürgerverein Waldstrassenviertel e. V. and the Ariowitsch-Haus e. V.


Our short film about the Leipzig premiere of Paul Ben-Haim's oratorio "Joram" as a special Jewish Week concert on July 10, 2022 in the Gewandhaus Leipzig is now available on our YouTube channel - as well as various clips from our festive concert for the 60th anniversary of the choir. In November 2022 we celebrated our milestone birthday in the Gewandhaus, together 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.

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Commemorative plaques in Waldstrasse district Leipzig