European Jewish Music and Choir Festival

Saint Petersburg 2017

About Festival

This summer, July 5th-9th, 2017, an outstanding event will be taking place - the 5th European Jewish Music and Choir Festival.
On the banks of the Neva River, the best Jewish choirs from Europe, Israel and Russia meet together to celebrate Jewish music.
Jewish choral singing has already conquered London, Vienna, and Rome, and is finally coming to St. Petersburg.
Spectators will be able to enjoy stirring Klezmer music, choral polyphony in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, at the best city musical venues: the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre, Saint Petersburg State Academic Capella.
Free concerts at the halls of Petrikirche and Grand Choral Synagogue will be presented as a gift from the Festival’s participants to the city Vienna.
Klezmer Orchestra – the only full klezmer orchestra in the world – which is participating in the Festival for the first time.

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Festival Program

Opening Concert

July 6th, 18:00
State Academic Capella

Open Concerts

July 8th, 15:30, Petrikirche (Nevsky Prospect, 22-24)
Choir of Jewish Song Lovers “Eva” (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
Jerusalem Oratorio Chamber Choir (Israel)
Jewish Youth Choir “Eva” (Saint Petersburg, Russia)

July 8th, 18:00, Petrikirche (Nevsky Prospect, 22-24)
Vienna Jewish Choir and Vienna Klezmer Orchestra (Austria)

July 9th, 13:00, Petrikirche (Nevsky Prospect, 22-24)
The Zemel Choir (London, UK)
Renanim Europe (France, Belgium, the Netherlands)

July 9th, 14:00, Grand Choral Synagogue (Lermontovsky Prospect, 2)
The Ramatayim Men’s Choir (Jerusalem, Israel)

Gala Concert

July 9th, 19:00
Mariinsky Concert Hall


Wiener Jüdischer Chor (Austria)

Coro Ha-Kol (Rome, Italy)

The Zemel Choir (London, England)

Children and youth choir of “Eva” (Saint Petersburg, Russia)

Jerusalem Oratorio Chamber Choir (Israel)

Wiener Klezmer Orchester (Austria)

Ramatayim Mens’ Choir of Jerusalem (Israel)

Polyphonies Hébraïques de Strasbourg (France)


Choir of Jewish Song Lovers “Eva” (Saint Petersrburg, Russia)

Ensemble Choral Copernic (Paris, France)

Renanim Europe (France, Belgium, Netherlands)

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