International Jewish Choral Music Festival-Gala Concert-Sunday 17th June-7.30pm

Location: Barnet
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Posted on: Sat, 06/16/2012 - 22:18

Tickets are still available for the concert on Sunday evening and maybe purchased on the door at West London Reform Synagogue at 6.45pm onwards

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).