Songs of Life Festival in Bulgaria and Israel

The Songs of Life Festival will be held in
Israel and Bulgaria from Nov 21 – Dec 1, 2008. The festival will feature the Sacred
by Ernest Bloch.

The festival marks the 65th anniversary of the heroic rescue of 50,000 Bulgarian
Jews during World War II and serves as a celebration of the preservation of life.

Individual performers as well as choirs are invited to perform in the festival.
Performers will sing Bloch s Sacred Service in Bulgaria and Israel. The 12-day
itinerary also allows for individual presentations by guest choirs and opportunities
for sightseeing and guided tours. Auditors are also invited to attend the festival
and participate in the tours.

Please join in this celebration of thanksgiving that will impact generations to

The website has information on how to join the tour, and information about the conductor, the organizers and the itinerary and costs, and planned concert performances.…

Join Zamir Choral Foundation Tour of Israel

Join the Zamir Choral Foundation as it celebrates Israel’s Birthday with a
“Israel @ 60” Concert Tour & Mission for singers & non-singers for first-time and repeat visitors
August 10-17, 2008
Mission includes:
3 nights at the Carlton Hotel in Tel Aviv
♫ 3 nights at the Sheraton Plaza Hotel in Jerusalem
Hotels based on double occupancy (single occupancy option based on availability)
Guided tours of the North and South
Entrance fees
Presentations by leading Israeli experts
2 evening meals, Shabbat dinner, and daily Israeli breakfast
Daily concerts to include Jerusalem Theatre, Einav Center in Tel Aviv and other
Gratuities for meals listed above, bus drivers, tour guides and chamber maids
Portage at hotels
Round trip flights on El Al and transfers to/from hotels
Application form and information available
at the
Zamir Choral Foundation web site:


“Weinberger Tour”

“WEINBERGER TOUR” in Czech republic
Czech cellist Frantisek Brikcius will appear with pianist Tomas Visek as part of
the project “Weinberger Tour” with composition written by Jewish composers on the
opening concert on Monday 23rd April 2007 in Spanish Synagogue in
Prague and continuing on tour until 29 October 2007, 7.30 pm, Pálffy palace – final concert
Černovice 3 November 2007, 7pm.
The concert tour “Weinberger Tour” of the Czech cellist Frantisek Brikcius and
Czech pianist Tomas Visek is in remembrance of Jewish composer, Jaromir
(1896 – 1967), who was born in Prague (40 years since his tragic death)
and introducing to the audience lesser known works of Jewish “Terezín” composers. On
the program are compositions written by Erwin Shulhoff (Sonata), James Simon
(Lamento 1938 – Czech premiere), Irena Kosikova (d-Fence – premiere) and Jaromir
(Une cantilene jalouse & Colloque sentimental – arr.…