European Association of Jewish Choirs

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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

Zemel Gallery > Berlin to Belsize

A wonderful concert featuring music by German composers who lived in, or visited, England, whether as tourists, young immigrants or political refugees. The performance included choral classics, great synagogue music and light-hearted songs from film and Berlin cabaret. The concert featured 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 performed 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 sang 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 also included 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.