The Synagogue from Brasov has housed an extraordinary concert performed by the Jerusalem Cantors Choir. The event was organized by the Jewish Community from Brasov, and it was the first visit for the choir?s members in the city at the bottom of Tampa hill. Besides visiting the main tourist sites, the Jews offered to the people from Brasov of all ages and religions, an extraordinary concert which included famous Jewish, Israeli and worldwide music compositions.
Mr. Tiberiu Roth, the President of the Jewish Community from Brasov welcomed the delegation from Israel and spoke about the quality of the repertoire and about the cultural exchanges which have already became traditional between Israel, the Jewish Community in Romania and our country: ?The Jerusalem Cantors Choir was having a tour through Europe and they stopped to visit three cities: Bucharest, Brasov and Oradea where they performed magnificent concerts. Our projects include cultural events with other famous guests too, thus continuing the cultural exchange between these two countries.?
The most famous cantors
The concert offered by the most famous cantors in Jerusalem gathered many people in the Synagogue from Brasov. Their performance was excellent and they reached their goal. It was the cantors` first visit to Brasov and besides their concert they also visited Brasov that they knew from the photos. The choir?s members made new friends among the people from Brasov and shared their thoughts with the Jews from Brasov. They left home deeply impressed and they considered Brasov as the most beautiful town in Romania. They also said that they would want to return to the city at the bottom of Tampa hill to transmit us messages of friendship through their music.
The music of ancient prayers
The Jerusalem Cantors Choir records almost 40 years of service. At the beginning, its members were represented by a small group of students of the late Rabin Shlomo Zalman Rivlin, the founder of the Music Academy ?Shirat Yisrael?. Professionally speaking, the choir is made up of lawyers, bankers, professors, doctors and public persons. Tiberiu Roth said that the music of ancient Jewish prayers and songs was modernized and the repertoire includes cantorial, liturgical, Yiddish, Hasidic and Israeli pieces which delight the audience.