Zemel Choir Soloists
Robert Brody has performed as a tenor Soloist in many of England’s concert halls, including the Royal Albert Hall, South Bank, Barbican, and the Wigmore Hall. He has recorded various CDs including several as a soloist with the Zemel Choir, the London Jewish Male Choir, and the BBC Singers. He has performed in concerts in Romania, Israel, America, Canada, Lithuania, FSR and many other European countries. He has conducted Synagogue services throughout the UK, in Europe, Russia, America, and Israel. Robert was invited by BBC television to record in a rediscovered prayer room in the Theresienstadt concentration camp.
Ann Sadan began her singing career with the Zemel Choir at the age of 14. She then studied with Esther Hulbert at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and later with Alison Truefitt of the Welsh National Opera.She sang for 10 years with Quartissimo, a female Barber Shop quartet, andwith the Pro Musica Chorus of London, with whom she travelled to France every year to perform various operas, as well as performing regularly in Rome and Barcelona. In 2006, Ann celebrated 25 years of conducting the choir at the Edgware and District Reform Synagogue. Whilst in this role, she has arranged various pieces of liturgical music, organised 2 children’s musicals and arranged music for, and conducted an orchestra created to help celebrate the synagogue’s 70th anniversary in 2005. Ann was the Alto soloist in the UK premiere of Erich Zeisl’s Requiem Ebraico, performed and recorded live at North Western Reform Synagogue at Alyth Gardens Reform Synagogue. Ann currently teaches music at Belmont Middle School in Harrow and is an occasional soloist with the Zemel Choir having made several recordings with them as the Alto soloist, including their latest CD(2008). She is also the Musical Director of EDRS.
Marc Finer first took a keen interest in singing in the Chamber Choir at University College School, and he later sang in two chapel choirs and in the elite University Chamber Choir whilst reading geography at Girton College, Cambridge. In 2004 he was awarded the London Girton Association music award, given annually to a talented vocalist or instrumentalist. Marc remains the only singer ever to have won the award. Marc is in regular demand as an oratorio soloist, and recent engagements include The Seasons (Wellingborough), Bach’s St John Passion (Southwell Minster), Monteverdi Vespers (Derby Cathedral), Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (Derby Cathedral), Mendelssohn’s Elijah (Alyth Choral Society) and the role ofthe Evangelist in Bach’s St Matthew Passion (Nottingham). He also appears regularly as a soloist in concerts given by the Zemel Choir, and can be heard on the choir’s recent CD, Celebrate with Song. Marc has given numerous solo concerts and recitals of English, French and German art-songs, operatic arias and songs from musical theatre. He sings in a male-voice sextet based in Nottingham, The Sheriff’s Men, specialising in Renaissance polyphony and close harmony. He is the cantor at Edgware andDistrict Reform Synagogue, and also acts regularly as cantor at Jewish weddings. Although he spends a great deal of his time singing, Marc’s full-time profession is as a solicitor at international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, where he advises in the field of banking.