The Israeli Vocal Ensemble
“This ensemble is a small choir whose voices sound as though handpicked for sheer vocal beauty.” (The Jerusalem Post)
Founded in 1993 by its Music Director Yuval Benozer, The Israeli Vocal Ensemble has established itself as one of the leading choral groups in Israel. Comprised of professional singers, the ensemble has appeared in the most prestigious concert halls and festivals in Israel, Europe and the Far East, winning the acclaim of audiences, critics and professional musicians alike.
The ensemble’s repertoire covers a broad range from medieval to modern and avant-garde music, and it also includes sound tracks for films.
The ensemble frequently sings with leading orchestras, such as the Israel Philharmonic, the Israel Camerata Jerusalem, the Israel Symphony Orchestra under the baton Zubin Mehta, Kurt Masur, and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. The Ensemble has worked with world-renowned choir conductors including Frieder Bernius, John Poole, Andrew Parrot, Gábor Hollerung, and Hermann Max.
The Israeli Vocal Ensemble has performed three premiers at the Israel Festival in Jerusalem and won first prizes in international competitions for choirs in Malta (1998), in Tolosa, Spain (2000) and in Belgium (2001). It has also participated in festivals in Portugal, Germany, France and Luxemburg, Korea, Sardinia, Normandy and Ljubljana, and produces its own series of concerts in the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and other cities in Israel.