The Louis Lewandowski Festival is organized by the Association of Friends and Sponsors of the Synagogal Ensemble Berlin. The ensemble is the only ensemble in the world performing Lewandowski's liturgy every Friday evening, every Shabbat morning and on all Jewish holidays.
Festival concerts keep Lewandowski's musical legacy alive
At the festival the Synagogal Ensemble is supported by other ensembles and choirs from all over the world. Together they present compositions from Lewandowski himself as well as other Jewish composers. The concerts are held at synagogues, churches and other cultural venues in Berlin.
The Work of Louis Lewandowski
Louis Lewandowski (1821–1894) was a German-Jewish composer who spent most of his life in Berlin. His work modernized the Jewish liturgy by creating new harmonies to accompany religious ceremonies. His compositions made Jewish synagogue music popular all over the world.
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Concerts are held at various locations. For more information and full concert programme, see festival website.