The European Association of Jewish Choirs (EUAJC) aims to showcase the finest Jewish choirs to wider audiences in Choral Festivals that strive to be rewarding from an educational, cultural and social perspective for the attendees.
Jewish communities all over the world are strongly connected to each other by their common faith and through the enduring use and love of song. Since biblical times, music has been integral within Jewish life and culture. Indeed, there is no stronger means to celebrate the Jewish traditions or reflect on Jewish history than through the many types of Jewish choral music, whether Liturgical, Israeli, Yiddish, Ladino, Folk or Secular.
Since 2012, when the first European Jewish Choral Festival was held in London as part of the Cultural Olympiad, there have now been further festivals in Vienna (2013) Rome (2014) and London (2015) that have strengthened the collaboration. These events have been successful in bringing together Jewish choirs from all over Europe, as well as the Ukraine and Russia. In 2016, the Zemel Choir and the Vienna Jewish Choir, the founder members of EUAJC, are travelling to Israel to extend the reach of the Association. As part of their respective concert tours, they are delighted to be partnering with the Jerusalem Oratorio Chamber Choir in a Gala Concert in Jerusalem. The EUAJC is now planning for the next European Choral Festival that will take place in St.Petersburg in 2017.