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  • Noam Sheriff: Missa Terra Sancta

    Conductor Yuval Benozer

    A Mass for the Holy Land, the last work by composer Noam Sheriff, winner of the Israel Prize, was written especially for the Israeli Vocal Ensemble. The work is bilingual-sung in Latin and Hebrew, as well as bi-religious, Christian and Jewish, and was inspired by the composer's visit to the Solesmes Abbey in France, the center of Gregorian chant culture. This visit reinforced in Sheriff the understanding that Gregorian music, based in part on pentatonic scales, is remarkably similar to the Biblical Hebrew Cantillation accents. These connections and others are expressed in the unique work.

    The Mass has 6 movements:
    Agnus Dei
    Dona Nobis Pacem

    Duration: 30:15 min

  • 18.10.2021 | Monday | 20:30

    Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri

    The Israeli Vocal Ensemble
    Conductor: Yuval Benozer
    The Barrocade Orchestra

    Dietrich Buxtehude was the most famous organist and composer in Germany in the middle of the Baroque period. He wrote a huge amount of instrumental and vocal music but his best known work is Membra Jesu Nostri (The Organs of Jesus), a 7-chapter cantata in which each chapter is dedicated to another organ in the body of Jesus.

    A rare performance of the beautiful work that combines texts from Psalms, Song of Songs, Zechariah and Isaia.

  • 01.07.2021 | Thursday | 20:30

    Beatles unplugged

    The Israeli Vocal Ensemble
    Noa Gruman conductor
    Asaf Roth percussion

    To mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ breakup, the Israeli Vocal Ensemble performs the great songs of the Fantastic Four in vocal arrangements. The program includes: Eleanor Rigby, Yesterday, Blackbird, With a little help from my friends, and more.


    1.       Blackbird

    2.       Yesterday

    3.       Twist and Shout

    4.       All You Need is Love

    5.       Eleanor Rigby

    6.       Calico Skies

    7.       Here there and everywhere

    8.       Yellow submarine/Back to USSR

    9.       Here comes the sun

    10.   With a little help

    11.   Michelle

    12.   Imagine

    13.   When I'm 64


    In memory of Howard Gilman and of Tamar Rudich
  • Duke Ellington: The Sacred Concert

    Conductor Yuval Benozer
    Soprano Eden Hollen
    The Israeli Vocal Ensemble
    The Israel Jazz

    Legendary jazz musician Duke Ellington wrote three ‘Sacred Concerts’ in his final years, combining classical music, choral music, spirituals, gospel and blues. He called them “the most important thing I have ever done”. This concert features the Israeli Vocal Ensemble, joined by the Israel Jazz Orchestra and soprano Eden Holan, to perform the second Sacred Concert.


  • Francis Poulenc : Figure Humaine

    Text: Paul Eluard

    Conductor: Yuval Benozer Assistant Conductor: Guy Pelc

    The Israeli Vocal Ensemble performs for the first time in Israel the cantata Figure Humaine, composed by Francis Poulenc in 1942, for texts by the French poet Paul Eluard, during the Nazi occupation. The work is considered by many to be the pinnacle of Poulenc's work, if not one of the best works written in the 20th century.

    Duration of work: 17:49 minutes

    The piece was performed as part of the "Sounds of Freedom" concert that took place at the Tel Aviv Museum, 15/6/2019

    Figure Humaine:

    I –De tous les printemps du monde

    II –En chantant les servantes s’élancent

    III –Aussi bas que le silence

    IV –Toi ma patience 

    V –Riant du ciel et des planets

    VI –Le jour m’étonne et la nuit me fait peur

    VII –La menace sous le ciel rouge

    VIII –Liberté

  • 10.05.2021 | Monday | 20:30

    Dixit Dominus and other psalms set to music

    Conductor Yuval Benozer
    Soloists: Alon Harari Countertenor, Daniela Skorka Soprano
    Israeli Vocal Ensemble
    Barocade Orchestra

    Psalms set to music. At the center of the concert is Dixit Dominus by Handel, the pinnacle of his musical career. There will also be performances of Psalms by Vivaldi, Taverner, Allegri, Purpura and more.


    • Antonio Vivaldi     -    Lauda Jerusalem
    • John Tavener    -   The Lamb
    • Gregorio Allegri    -   Miserere mei, Deus
    • Georg Friedrich Händel    -   Dixit Dominus
    • Arcangello Corelli    -   Concert Grosso op. 6 No. 4 (Instrumental) 

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