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Meet Nicky Gluch

2018/19 Zemel Junior Conducting Fellow

Nicky Gluch is looking forward to working with the Zemel Choir as Junior Conducting Fellow after having made a big impression with us at the 2017 Lewandowsky Festival in Berlin. Nicky made her conducting debut with the Eastern Sydney Chamber Orchestra and has since gone on to conduct choral-orchestral projects of her own. Having undertaken a Masters degree, Nicky’s interests include exploring aspects of conducting in the 21st Century and this year Nicky started working on her PhD. 

Recent Yom Hashoah Concert at JW3

Tickets available now from JW3

Tickets available now from JW3

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Press Release - The Zemel Choir’s International Jewish Choral Festival Gala Concert – Sunday June 17th 2012 


Contact: Anthony Cohen

Organisation: The Zemel Choir-The UK’s Leading Jewish Choir

Subject: “International Jewish Choral Festival”

Venue: West London Synagogue

Tel: 07770-345679




It is 2012, and London is looking forward to the impending Olympics. First, though, Londoners have the opportunity to savour another cultural milestone: the first Zemel Choir International Jewish Choral Festival. While some Londoners are worrying about impending travel chaos, and others are saddened by their failure to procure athletics tickets, many more are embracing the spirit of international cooperation and extending a welcome to visitors from overseas. Come and join them, and enjoy a unique opportunity to hear choirs from across Europe singing their favourite music in harmony.

The Zemel Choir’s International Jewish Choral Festival is officially linked to the Olympics through the Cultural Olympiad and the Inspire programme, and features performances by choirs from France, Italy and Austria, alongside Britain’s very own Zemel Choir. Four days of activities culminate in a gala concert at West London Synagogue, one of Central London’s most beautiful venues. The concert will include music never before heard in Great Britain, as well as favourite songs performed by a choir of over 120 singers. This event is unique in the history of British Jewish choral music, and we warmly welcome both long-term fans and new audience members.

The Zemel Choir is proud of its international reputation as one of the world’s finest mixed-voice Jewish choirs. It has recently performed in Strasbourg and Berlin, and plans to visit the USA in 2013. It has forged links with other Jewish choirs from three different continents, while its performances in the UK have included the Mayor of London’s Holocaust Memorial Service and the BBC’s Songs of Praise. For its 2012 Festival it is joined by the Vienna Jewish Choir, the Coro Hakol of Rome and the Zamir Choir of Paris. Whether you are bored by the Olympics or thrilled at the thought of watching Usain Bolt, this is an opportunity to get into the spirit of 2012 and experience the rich cultural fabric of contemporary London (and no travel chaos, guaranteed).



Notes to Editor

The Zemel Choir, established in 1955, is proud of its international reputation as one of the world’s finest  Jewish choirs.  Under the Musical Direction of Benjamin Wolf ( Zemel’s wide ranging repertoire embraces all the traditional Jewish cultures, Ashkenazi, Sephardi, Yiddish and Israeli. Zemel regularly performs in major venues throughout the U.K. and overseas, and besides singing well known favourites, is particularly proud to present new music, often specially commissioned, from contemporary composers.