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Zemel Choir

Registered: 5 May 2009
Location: Barnet
The Zemel Choir is the UK's Leading Mixed Voice Jewish Choir The Zemel Choir, established by Dudley Cohen in 1955, is proud of its international reputation as one of the world's finest mixed-voice Jewish choirs. Our wide-ranging repertoire embraces all the traditional Jewish cultures, Ashkenazi, Sephardi, Yiddish and Israeli. We regularly perform in major venues throughout the U.K. and overseas, and, besides singing well-known favourites, are particularly proud to present new music, often specially commissioned, from contemporary composers. Recent highlights have included the Choir’s Golden Anniversary, celebrated in November 2005 with a concert at St John's, Smith Square, and also our Celebrate with Song event, which aims to raise the profile of Jewish choral music through workshops and performances which we will be holding for our fifth consecutive year in 2011. In recent years we have also performed at London venues including the South Bank Centre and V&A museum. TV and Radio appearances have included the 1986 live television and radio broadcast of Kaddish for Terezin from Canterbury Cathedral, the Expressions of Reconciliation and Hope service in York Minster in 1990, a Holocaust Day commemoration edition of Radio 4's Sunday Worship in January 2001, and most recently, in January 2005, an edition of BBC1's Songs of Praise, The Holocaust Remembered. In January 2011 we performed for London’s Mayors and other dignitaries at the Holocaust Memorial Ceremony in City Hall. We have traveled extensively to the U.S.A., Canada, Israel, and Eastern and Western Europe, and in 1993 participated in the Polish Holocaust Memorial ceremonies in Warsaw and Treblinka to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. At the 1996 Zimriyah Choral Festival in Jerusalem we were invited to sing at the opening ceremony concert, which was broadcast live on Israel Radio, and In October 2001 we toured The Czech Republic and Hungary. In April 2007 we toured Belgium, France and Luxembourg, and in March 2009 we made another successful and enjoyable tour of Israel. In November 2008 we held a major concert in London alongside the Polyphonies Hebraiques de Strasbourg, while in 2011 we will be touring in France with concerts in Paris and Strasbourg . Over the years we have made many recordings, the most recent of which is our newly completed CD - Celebrate With Song - conducted by Benjamin Wolf. The Zemel Choir has a new website that can be viewed at http://www.zemelchoir.org

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Zemel Goes Stateside

By Zemel Choir, May 3, 2013

Twenty-five years on and the Zemel Choir is going stateside. Last seen by US audiences in 1987, the UK’s leading mixed-voice Jewish choir is looking forward to a whistlestop tour of the East Coast and Canada, with concerts in Boston, Rhode Island, Long Island, New Rochelle and Montreal. You remember the Spice Girls, you’ve heard Adele, you’ve listened to Mumford and Sons.

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A Chanukah Celebration with The Zemel Choir

By Zemel Choir, October 27, 2012
Time:
Sunday 9 December
7:30pm - 10:30pm

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Gala Concert- International Jewish Choral Music Festival

By Zemel Choir, May 15, 2012
Time:
Sunday 17 June
7:30pm - 10:30pm

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The Zemel Choir performing in the Rykestrasse Synagogue at the Lewandowski Festival.

By Zemel Choir, December 31, 2011

The Zemel Choir performing Louis Lewandowski's L'adoshem Ha'aretz and Salomon Sulzer's L'cho Dodi in the Rykestrasse Synagogue at the final grand concert of the 2011 International Lewandowski Festival.

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Commemoration and Celebration – Zemel Choir Concert on November 13th

By Zemel Choir, October 9, 2011

Commemoration and Celebration – Concert on November 13th

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Commemoration and Celebration

By Zemel Choir, September 26, 2011
Time:
Sunday 13 November
7:30pm - 10:00pm

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Celebrate With Song 2011- A Celebration of Sephardi Music- Tickets still available

By Zemel Choir, June 21, 2011

The music of the Sephardim has proven fascinating, beguiling and attractive to audiences throughout the world. It has inspired folk bands and composers of both choral and instrumental music, offering a glimpse into the world of Spanish Jewry many hundreds of years ago, and demonstrating the musical diversity of the Jewish diaspora.

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Zemel Choir singing Hallelujah in Paris Synagogue on European Tour

By Zemel Choir, April 2, 2011

The Zemel Choir singing Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah( arr.Emerson) in Paris at the Copernic Synagogue under the musical direction of Benjamin Wolf on 29th March 2011

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Celebrate With Song 2011- A Sephardi Celebration with the Zemel Choir

By Zemel Choir, March 3, 2011

Are you a wannabe singer, but not sure that X-factor is quite the thing? Did you love choir at school, but found that adult life got in the way? Perhaps it is time to try something different. Here you have the chance to dip your toe in the water and sing with the Zemel Choir.

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Celebrate With Song 2011

By Zemel Choir, March 3, 2011
Time:
Sunday 26 June
7:30pm - 8:00pm

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Around The World with the Zemel Choir-Sunday February 20th at the Radlett Centre

By Zemel Choir, February 3, 2011
Time:
Sunday 20 February
7:30pm - 10:00pm

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Around The World with the Zemel Choir-Sunday January 20th at the Radlett Centre

By Zemel Choir, February 3, 2011
Time:
Sunday 20 February
7:30pm - 10:00pm

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Around The World with the Zemel Choir-Sunday February 20th at the Radlett Centre

By Zemel Choir, February 3, 2011

Have you ever wondered what Jewish music sounds like on the other side of the world?

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