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  • Noam Sheriff: Missa Terra Sancta

    Noam Sheriff: Missa Terra Sancta World premiere (Duration: 30:55 min)
    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. Conductor: Yuval Benozer. 

    Performed on 24/5/2018, Tel Aviv Museum

  • 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.

    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 Orchestra

    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

  • 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.

  • The romantic voice

    For a-cappella choir
    Conductor Yuval Benozer
    Guest Conductor Guy Pelc
    Pianist Pazit Gal
    The Israeli Vocal Ensemble singers

    The Romantic movement in art and philosophy emphasized the emotions and desires of the individual, and swept 19th-century Europe to a burst of creativity in all fields of art. Music, in particular, was perceived as the pinnacle of the arts, and choral music flourished and increased in numbers as it rose in quality. In this program, The Israeli Vocal Ensemble presents choral gems by the great composers of 19th-century Europe: Brahms, Schumann, Schubert, Rossini and Elgar. For the first time in Israel, there will also be a performance of Arnold Schoenberg's moving piece Peace on Earth.

  • The organ in the center

    For choir and organ
    Conductor Yuval Benozer
    SopranoHila Baggio
    Organ Raviv Leibzirer

    The Israeli vocal ensemble with guest artists in a concert dedicated to choral church music centered on the organ. In the concert works by J.S. Bach, F. Mendelssohn, J. Brahms, J. Reinberger, alongside the wonderful work by Francis Poulenc, Gloria, full of joy, light and colors, in a special arrangement for the organ.

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  • The Eternal Light: From Dawn to Starlight

    Guest Conductor: Franz Herzog (Austria)
    The Israeli Vocal Ensemble
    Saxophone: Eyal Isaac

    Many poets and composers have written about light. From the sunlight of dawn to the starlight, the light of eternity and the light of God. Each of them saw in it different shades but they were all captivated by the magic of light that always heralds the exit from darkness, and tried to describe it through the music. An experience of lights and sounds with the Austrian conductor and composer Franz Herzog, who leads the Israeli Vocal Ensemble in a program of choral music that is full of light, hope and faith.

    Length of Concert: 1:18:13 hours

  • From Page To Stage: A Choir Lab

    World premiere of three Israeli works for choir.

    Conductors: Yuval Benozer / Guy Pelc

    For many years, The Israeli Vocal Ensemble has been developing and cultivating Israeli repertoire for choirs, and promoting Israeli composers and works. In From Page To Stage: A Choir Lab project 2020, the Israeli Vocal Ensemble performs three works that have not yet received their professional stage debuts, all of which were written by excellent Israeli composers. The event includes excerpts from interviews with the composers.

    Duration of concert: 01:08:13 hours

  • Singers in the Time of Corona

    Singers in the Time of Corona - Each time, a spotlight on two singers from the Israeli Vocal Ensemble. The spotlight includes a brief personal acquaintance and pieces of singing or playing by the singers

  • J.S. Bach / The Well-Tempered Clavier

    Conductor: Yuval Benozer 
    Piano: Ofra Yitzhaki  

    The Israeli vocal ensemble (and guests) perform Preludes and Fugues from J. S. Bach’s masterpiece The Well-Tempered Clavier, one of the most famous works in the keyboard repertoire. This performance emphasizes the lyricism of the work, which almost begs to be performed by human voices.

    Duration of Concert: 01:11:08 hours

  • G.F. Handel: The Oratorio Judas Maccabaeus

    Conductor: Yuval Benozer

    The Israeli Vocal Ensemble and guest artists in one of the most popular oratorios by Handel, the German composer who became one of England's greatest composers. A unique performance, which combines narration in Hebrew (most of it from the Book of Maccabees) by actor Alon Neuman.

    Duration of concert: 01:27:50 hours

  • The Celtic Voices

    Conductor: Yuval Benozer

    The Israeli Vocal Ensemble together with Evergreen Band, specializing in Celtic music, in a concert of folk songs, dance rhythms, lyrical ballads, Scottish songs, and more. An exciting combination of the Celtic timbre with diverse Israeli and artistic roots.

    Duration of Concert: 1:14:49 hours

  • “Intermezzo with Arik” hosts the Israeli Vocal Ensemble

    Conductor: Yuval Benozer
    The Israeli Vocal Ensemble

    Prof. Arie Vardi hosts the Israeli Vocal Ensemble on the educational television program "Intermezzo with Arik" for an encounter of singing and conversation on vocal music.

    Duration of the program: 27:04 minutes

  • Claudio Monteverdi: Selva Morale e Spirituale

    Guest Conductor: Steven Sloane (USA-Germany)

    Duration of concert: 1:04:50 hours

    The Israeli Vocal Ensemble with soloists of Barrocade Collective playing period instruments, in a program from the last collection of works by one of the greatest Italian Baroque composers. Also included instrumental music by Monteverdi's contemporaries.

  • At the Corner of Dizengoff & Broadway

    Songs from great and beloved musicals

    Guest Conductor: Robert Porco (USA)
    The Israeli Vocal Ensemble presents a slightly different classic: the popular American song. The American song as presented in Broadway musicals by composers such as Gershwin, Berlin, Richard Rodgers, Bernstein and others: major and influential composers in American music who took popular music as seriously as they treated "serious" classical music, and their songs became part of the canon that is known as the American Song Book. 

    Duration of Concert: 01:00:02 hours

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