A selection of concerts performed by the ensemble

  • From Page To Stage: A Choir Lab

    The Israeli Vocal Ensemble
    Conductors Yuval Benozer / Guy Pelc
    Bassoon Uzi Shalev
    Piano: Pazit Gal

    World premiere of three Israeli works for choir.

    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.

    Concert duration:  1:07:57 hours
    Concert recorded at Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 30.10.20.

  • 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

    The Israeli Vocal Ensemble
    Yuval Benozer  
    Piano: Ofra Yitzhaki 
    Tel Aviv Saxophone Trio:
    Gan Lev soprano saxophone, Ziv Slama alto saxophone, Maayan James baritone saxophone

    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.

    Concert duration: 01:11:08 hours.
    Concert recorded at Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 23.7.20.

  • G.F. Handel: The Oratorio Judas Maccabaeus

    Conductor Yuval Benozer
    The Israeli Vocal Ensemble
    The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra
    Soloists: Daniela Skorka, soprano; Alon Harari, Alt; Ron Silberstein, tenor; Oded Reich, bass; Narrator: Alon Neuman

    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.

    Concert duration: 01:27:50 hours.
    Concert recorded at Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 2.12.20.

  • Francis Poulenc : Figure Humaine

    The Israeli Vocal Ensemble
    Conductor Yuval Benozer
    Guest Conductor
    Guy Pelc

    Text: Paul Eluard

    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.

    Piece duration: 17:49 minutes.
    The piece was performed as part of the “Sounds of Freedom” concert that took place at Tel Aviv Museum  of Art in 15.6.19.

  • Claudio Monteverdi: Selva Morale e Spirituale

    The Israeli Vocal Ensemble
    Guest Conductor Steven Sloane (USA-Germany)
    Assistant Conductor Magdalena Klein (USA)
    Music Director Yuval Benozer Assistant Conductor: Joel Sivan 
    Barrocade Soloists:
    Violin Shlomit Sivan, Rachel Ringelstein
    Violone Amit Tifenbrunn
    Ophira Zakai
    Organ and harpsichord
    Izhar Kershon

    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.

    Concert duration: 1:04:50 hours
    Concert recorded at Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 28.12.18.


  • “Intermezzo with Arik” hosts the Israeli Vocal Ensemble

    The Israeli Vocal Ensemble
    Conductor Yuval Benozer
    In Conversation with Arik: Yuval Benozer and Avivit Hochstadter (alt)

    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.

    Program duration: 27:04 minutes
    The show aired on 12.8.18 on the Educational Television.

  • Noam Sheriff: Missa Terra Sancta

    The Israeli Vocal Ensemble
    Conductor Yuval Benozer

    Noam Sheriff: Missa Terra Sancta World premiere.

    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. 

    Piece duration: 30:15 minutes.
    Concert recorded at Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 24.5.18.