June 17, 2006, 8.30 p.m.
Men’s Choir of the Moscow Choral Synagogue
The choir was founded in 1989 thanks to the initiative of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee at a time of changing political circumstances in the Soviet Union during Gorbachov’s ‘perestroika’. The repertoire is a mixture of large-scale oratoria and fragments from Jewish liturgy that have not been performed in Russia for more than 70 years. The repertoire also includes Jewish and Russian folk songs and the best of world classics. The choir has become famous worldwide thanks to the unique combination of the Jewish spirit and the Russian choral tradition. The Men’s Choir of the Moscow Choral Synagogue has performed at famous venues like Carnegie Hall and has collaborated with stars such as Placido Domingo.