In the year 2020, Jewish music will be in focus. Sepharic, Yiddish and liturgical songs recall Jewish traditions that have almost disappeared. Natasa Zizakov and Nikola David, among others, are committed to counteracting the forgetting of this independent song material. Both artists will perform this evening in the Old Synagogue in Kitzingen.
Nikola David was born in Serbia. He was a successful opera singer; however, he broke off that career and studied to become a Chasan (precentor in Jewish worship).The first precentor trained in Germany after 1945, he was ordained in Erfurt in 2013. He is a cantor in Munich and Stuttgart in addition to teaching at the university in Esslingen.
He is accompanied on the grand piano by the organist Natasta Zizakov, who was also born in Serbia. She studied organ in Belgrade and church music in Hamburg. She lives in Switzerland as a choir director, music teacher and organist.
On this evening we will remember not only the Shoa but also that there was Jewish cultural life before the Holocaust and we want to take a stand against anti-Semitism and hatred.
Place of the event: Old Synagogue Kitzingen
Date and time: January 27th, 2020, 7.30 p.m.
Admission 10 €