Zemel remembers Kristallnacht in song

By Leon Symons, November 6, 2008

The Zemel Choir will be taking part in a special concert to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht at Belsize Square synagogue in north west London on Sunday evening.

The Zemel will be joined by the Polyphonies Hébraïques de Strasbourg, a 40-strong mixed choir that is based in the Jewish studies and Hebrew department of the Marc Bloch University of Strasbourg.

The programme will include French compostions, classic compositions by the great 19th century German composer Louis Lewandowski, as well as works by Solomon Secunda and lighter items in English, Ladino and Yiddish. Belsize Square Synagogue, which was started by refugees who fled the Nazis, will celebrate its own 70th anniversary next year.

Last updated: 3:04pm, July 16 2009