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New modern look for Zemel Choir at JW3


The Zemel Choir will be trialling a new younger look to modernise their image in concert, by the men ditching the dinner suit and bowtie for a fashionable oxford style open necked black shirt with black trousers ! Come and experience the NEW LOOK Zemel Choir at JW3, the most happening Jewish venue, on 22nd February for the Celebrate with Song concert! Who knows, if you are a twenty, thirty or forty something singer that wants to sing some Jewish music in harmony, you might even want to join us one day- in fact let us share a secret with you- that’s what the Celebrate with Song Workshops on the 8th Febuary are all about- Click here for more information or Call JW3 on 0207-433-8988.



Celebrate With Song 2015 Workshops-A Tour around Jewish Music in Great Britain

Do you enjoy singing in choirs? Do you want to improve your singing technique? Would you like to sing your favourite Jewish melodies in harmony? Do you want to expand your knowledge of Jewish music? Are you bored of singing Requiems and ready to try something a little bit more…Jewish? In February 2015 the Zemel Choir will be coming to JW3, and they will be giving you the opportunity to do all of these things. Come and participate in workshops and a concert at London’s most happening Jewish venue, and encounter the world of Jewish choral music for yourself.

Celebrate with Song is an annual event which first took place in 2007. At its heart is the desire to open up the world of Jewish choral music to amateur singers. Everyone is welcome, though people with some choral experience will find the event easier than those who are coming to choral music for the first time. In previous years, the Zemel Choir has introduced its guests to show tunes, Sephardi music, and music from America and Israel. This year the event will focus on the history of Jewish choral music, and in particular on some of the composers whose music has become well-known in Great Britain. Come and find out more about the melodies that you have heard both in synagogue and at home, and learn how to express yourself through Jewish music.

The Zemel Choir is the UK’s leading mixed-voice Jewish choir, and has a strong reputation both here and abroad. Its most recent tours have included trips to Israel and America, while the choir has just returned from a high-profile interfaith festival in Strasbourg. The choir created the European Jewish Choral Festival in 2012, while they have recently performed for the Mayor of London and for a special interfaith event at Westminster Abbey. Founded in 1955, 2015 marks the Zemel Choir’s 60th anniversary year, and this incarnation of Celebrate with Song is one of a number of events that will make this celebratory year special.

Initial workshops take place on February 8th 2015, while further workshops and a final concert take place on February 22nd. Workshops will be conducted by the Zemel Choir’s musical director, Benjamin Wolf, assisted by special guests. 

The registration fee for the workshops is £45.00, which includes entry to the evening concert. Early Bird booking 31st December 2014 £37.50.  Full time students, those in receipt of pensioner’s credits, unemployment benefits on production of necessary paperwork £22.50. These prices include scores.   

Booking is via the JW3 website  OR please call JW3 on 020 7433 8988 


Zemel Choir Diary -Celebrating 60 Years 1955 to 2015


Zemel Choir Charity Concert on 1st December in aid of the Alzheimer Society

On 1st December, the Zemel Choir will be giving a Charity Concert to support Barnet Alzheimer’s in the provision of Dementia Cafes in the London Borough of Barnet. In addition to an upbeat and varied repertoire from the Zemel Choir, there will be strictly Kosher Food and Drinks as well as a magician.

As the Prime Minister said in a recent speech “the truth is that dementia now stands alongside cancer as one of the greatest enemies of humanity.”

With over 800,000 diagnosed with this cruel illness, Dementia Café’s such as the Finchley Memorial Hospital Dementia Café, provide a most valuable support to those families affected. 

Originally funded by charitable donations raised by Councillor Lisa Rutter when she was Mayor of Barnet in 2011 to 2012, she has continued her charitable work by running the Dementia Café for the last year in the most commendable way. Indeed, she is a shining example of how a local politician is helping to engage with dementia sufferers and their carers by making a real difference in the community.

To support Barnet Alzheimer’s and the provision of Dementia Cafes, the Zemel Choir is proud to provide its services for such a worthy cause.  To order tickets please click here or call 07956 858913

Thanks very much for your support

Anthony Cohen
Marketing Manager

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Berlin to Belsize

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Berlin to Belsize

The Germans are coming. And leaving. And coming again. And this time it’s musical.

On March 9th 2014 The Zemel Choir will perform a concert of music by German composers who lived in, or visited, England, whether as tourists, young immigrants or political refugees. Come and join us for a performance that includes choral classics, great synagogue music and light-hearted songs from film and Berlin cabaret. The concert features music by Felix Mendelssohn, the most famous composer of the mid-nineteenth century and a figure whose music has been popular with British choirs for over 150 years. We will be performing one of his most enduring motets, Hear My Prayer (‘O for the Wings of a Dove’), as well as solo songs and extracts from his most popular oratorio, Elijah. Alongside works by Mendelssohn we will be singing music by Julius Lazarus Mombach, a composer born in Germany two hundred years ago who settled in England at the tender age of thirteen. Many of his compositions now form the core of the British Jewish choral repertoire, and will be familiar to those who have attended weddings or synagogue services in the UK. We will also be including music by Mischa Spoliansky and Werner Richard Heymann, émigré composers who were active in the fields of film and cabaret composition, and who fled to the UK before the Second World War.

The concert forms part of the inaugural season of the Belsize Square Synagogue music committee, which focuses on music from Berlin, and follows a trip to the International Louis Lewandowski Festival and a study day focussing on German composers and music of the twentieth century. Come and hear a rich musical feast, with Musical Director Benjamin Wolf, organist Michael Cayton and a team of soloists that includes The Zemel Choir’s regular cantor, Robert Brody, Belsize Square Synagogue’s new cantor, Paul Heller, and sopranos Louise Katin and Naomi Sheer. The Germans are here, and their music is beautiful.