Sites of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue

Video clips of the Choir of Shaar Hashamayim singing in Lauderdale Road Synagogue at a celebration concert in honour of their retiring choirmaster, Maurice Martin. The choirs of Bevis Marks and Lauderdale Road combined for this performance, and instead of singing from the Tebah, as they do for services, they stood in front of the Ark. This occasion provided a rare opportunity to record the pieces in their synagogue setting.

"A Sephardi Celebration" CD by the Choir of Shaar Hashamayim, available for sale.

Sites of related interest

London Sephardi Music A website devoted to various aspects of London S&P liturgical music, including both melodies and recitatives, and commentary on custom and usage.

London Sephardi Minhag A website discussing the customs of the Spanish and Portuguese Jewish Community of London.

Jewish Table Singing Includes several S&P table songs.

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