The Ukrainians are coming. So are the Germans. The French are skipping over the channel, and the Italians are flying in from Rome. As Britain contemplates a referendum and a lonely future, join us to celebrate what is best about the European Union, at least where Jewish music is concerned. It’s nearly June, and that means it’s time for the Fourth European Jewish Choral Festival. Book your tickets now for a very special gala concert, taking place at West London Synagogue on the 14th of June 2015.
The European Jewish Choral Festival began life in London in 2012, and was the brainchild of the Zemel Choir’s Musical Director, Benjamin Wolf. Kick-started during the London Olympics and the Cultural Olympiad, this event has since been held in Vienna (2013) and Rome (2014). This year the festival is coming home (it’s coming home, it’s coming home). While we may not always win at football, we are not so bad at spreading a love for Jewish choral music.
Performances during the festival comprise a concert in Wembley, a Shabbat service at Belsize Square Synagogue, and a final gala concert at West London Synagogue.
The Zemel Choir will be singing alongside five visiting European ensembles and also collaborating with the professional choir of Belsize Square Synagogue.