ABOUT THE FESTIVAL Roma 29 May – 1 June

The aim of the Festival is to let the European Jewish musical tradition be usable to Italian and foreign people. Each choir will perform traditional music of its own country. This event coincides with twenty year anniversary of the birth of Ha-Kol Choir which during these years has been the messenger in Italy and around the world of the important roman, Italian and international Jewish musical tradition. The Jewish Choir Festival that takes place in Rome, will be one more time the proof of the great cultural liveliness that the roman Judaism can express to citizenship through these very important cultural events.


The president of the Organizig Commitee is Mr. Richard Di Castro, President of Ha-kol Choir and board members of Ha-Kol Choir of Rome.


Prof. Andrea Orlando, the Ha-Kol choral director is the stage manger of the Festival.


Choirs that will take part at the Festival come from:
- London, The Zemel Choir (
- Paris, The Ensemble Vocal Zamir
- Vienna, The Vienna Jewish Choir (
- San Petersburg, Jewish Choir "Eva" (
- Berlin, Synagogal Ensemble Berlin (
- Lviv, Varnitshkes
- Rome, Coro Ha-KOL (

The extraordinary participation of Tenor Claudio Di Segni and the Diocesi's Choir of Rome conducted by Mons. Marco Frisina.
All choirs will perform during two different concerts: The first will be on Thursday 29th May at the Argentina theatre, while the second, on Sunday 1st of June at Sala Sinopoli (Auditorium Parco della Musica) will be the final evening Gala concert of the Festival.


The event which will be promulgated by several media.
It was presented on 22th May 2014 at 10:30 (MUESO EBRAICO DI ROMA) during a press conference.
Here is a link with a TV video from Meridiana Notizie:


Wednesday 28 May

  Arrival in Rome
  Arriving choirs will be met by a team of volunteers at the airports
  The organisers can arrange private transport on request
  Check-in at Hotel

Thursday 29 May

09:30 Welcome to all choristers and accompanying people in “Tivoli Room” at the Sheraton Rome Hotel. Brief welcome speech and presentation of the Festival Program.
10:30 Workshop for rehearsal of Gala Concert communal pieces.
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Rehearsal time for individual choirs
16:00 Transfer from Hotel to Ghetto. Visit at Jewish Museum and Great Synagogue.
19:00 Light dinner for all choirs.
21:00 Opening Concert (reserved for Choristers and accompanying people) in Argentina Theater in Rome. Each choir will present a personal programme. Private transport will be provided to and from the theater.

Friday 30 May

09:30 Workshop for rehearsal of Gala Concert communal pieces at “Sala Cascate” at Sheraton Roma hotel
13:00 Lunch at foyer "Sala Cascate"
  Free Afternoon
20:00 Shabbath Service at Sheraton Roma Hotel - “Sala Cascate”. Dinner at the end of the function at foyer Cascate of Sheraton Rome hotel.

Saturday 31 May

  Free day - Breakfast at “Sala Cascate” in Sheraton Rome hotel
09:00 Sabbath service in Sheraton Rome hotel followed by Kiddush
20:45 meeting in front of the Great Synagogue
21:00 Great party with music, sounds and dances and dinner at PITIGLIANI (Italian Jewish Center) – via Arco de' Tolomei, 1
  Private transport will be provided from the place of the party back to Hotels

Sunday 1 June

09:00 On request, guided tour of Ancient Rome
14:00 Transfer from hotels to Auditorium Parco della Musica.
Choirs arrive at Gala Concert Music Halls - Rehearsals, sound checks etc
18:00 Gala Concert (programme to include short speeches from our supporters).
Each choir will present a personal programme
The comunal pieces, previously studied in the workshops, will then be executed.
  Private transport to hotels

Monday 2 June

  Each choir will make their own arrangements for travel to their departure airport or station