European Association of Jewish Choirs (EUAJC)
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.
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.
Since 2012, when the first European Jewish Choral Festival was held in London, there have now been further festivals in Vienna (2013), Rome (2014), London (2015), St.Petersburg (2017), and Lviv (2018) that have strengthened the collaboration. In 2019 our Festival was held in Ferrara, and in 2020 it will be held in Jerusalem. These events have been successful in bringing together Jewish choirs from all over Europe, as well as the Ukraine, Russia and Israel. In 2016, the Vienna Jewish Choir and the Zemel Choir, founder members of EUAJC, performed together in Israel with the Jerusalem Oratorio Chamber Choir.