Moscow Male Jewish Choir–Hassidic Capella

A “hasidic capella” choir, the artistic director and conductor is Alexander Tsaliuk. This is the male choir of the Cantorial Art Academy, established in 1989. It is n ow called the Hassidic Cappella, and is based in Moscow. “The choir s singers are all professional musicians  students and teachers at Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory and other leading musical institutes in the capital  who have performed in the city s most acclaimed choral groups. They are united by their commitment to introducing listeners to the beauty of Jewish liturgical and cantorial music — music that has been forgotten and remains unknown to even the most educated lovers of music.” The choir sings in Hebrew, Yiddish and Russian. They perform both Jewish liturgical pieces, Russian folk music and classical repertoire. The group has several CDs and made 2 films. The website contains a fact sheet, articles, posters, programs, Russian and English reviews, videos, photos and lists of CDs.