Videos from the European Institute for Jewish Music’s gala concert - 2019 Edition

organised by the Henriette Halphen Foundation, under the aegis of the Fondation du Judaïsme Français

See below the VIDEOS of the concert

Watch video excerpts of the fifth edition of the European Institute for Jewish Music’s gala concert, which took place on November 17th, 2019, at the Cortot Hall (Paris)

Program : From the synagogue to the opera - Jacques Offenbach and friends, performed by the Ensemble La Truite Lyrique, conducted by Hector Sabo.

Sopranos : Rebecca-Joy Lohnes and Gaëlle François
Mezzo-sopranos : Magdalena Lucovic and Florence Felz
Tenors : Nicolas Kuhn and Alvaro Valles
Baritone : Laurent Koehler

Few music lovers know that Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880), named « the Mozart of Champs Elysées » by Rossini, took parts of his musical inspiration from the synagogal chants that he learned in his childhood, from his father Isaac Offenbach, musician, composer and cantor in Cologne’s synagogue, in Germany.
Since his arrival in Paris in 1833, and all along his career, Jacques Offenbach will work with other music composers of Jewish origin who, like him, will go with an incredible ease from the synagogue to the opera’s stage, from light music to synagogal chants, abolishing thus borders between genres, in the splendour of 19th century’s Paris.

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From the synagogue to the opera - Jacques Offenbach and friends


Extraits suivants :
00:00 Ochamnou - Jacques Offenbach
01:52 Halélou advei Adonay (Ps. 113) - Isaac Offenbach
03:46 Cantate de mariage - Emile Jonas
06:44 Ouvnou’ho yomar - Giacomo Meyerbeer
08:15 Kedoucha - Jules Erlanger
09:53 Mimaamakim (Ps. 130) "De profundis en hébreu" - Fromental Halévy
13:17 Ki’hlot yeini (Pourim Lied) - Isaac Offenbach
15:35 BIS (arrangement : Hector Sabo)

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  • Ochamnou - Jacques Offenbach

  • Halélou advei Adonay (Ps. 113) - Isaac Offenbach

  • Cantate de mariage - Emile Jonas

  • Ouvnou’ho yomar - Giacomo Meyerbeer

  • Kedoucha - Jules Erlanger

  • Mimaamakim (Ps. 130) De profundis en hébreu - Fromntal Halévy

  • Ki’hlot yeini (Pourim Lied) - Isaac Offenbach

  • BIS (arrangement Hector Sabo)

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