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Exciting photos & videos of Poetry & Songs

September 20, 2016

On Sunday 18 September a very special performance took place in the Central Synagogue, London. A stellar cast: Norbert Hirschhorn, poet and presenter, Cantor Steven Leas accompanied by Malcolm Miller on piano and Arjang (soprano) & Stefan (on piano) Byron created a unique celebration of the history of the Yiddish language and culture.

We’re delighted to share some pictures and videos with you.

Norbert Hirschhorn reading
Norbert Hirschhorn reading  from To Sing Away the Darkest Days – Poems Re-imagined from Yiddish Folksongs which was the inspiration for the evening.

Arjang and Stefan Byron
Arjang and Stefan Byron performing one of their lovely songs.


Norbert Hirschhorn reads The Little Stove

Steven Leas
The audience and poet admiring Cantor Steven Leas singing

Norbert signing
A very busy poet

To round off the evening everyone joined in singing Tum balalaika lead by the marvellous Steven Leas.

Many thanks to Nitza and Robin Spiro from Spiro Ark and the staff of the Central Synagogue in London for organising this event.

The photos and videos were taken by Arnold Jansen op de Haar from Holland Park Press.