Concert of synagogal music performed by Amnon Seelig and Jakub Stefek

Date: 17.03.2024 Place: Galicia Jewish Museum Booking: Admission is free, registration required
Description: On the occasion of opening the new outdoor exhibition “KL Plaszow. A Site After, a Site Without”, the KL Plaszow Museum invites you to a concert of synagogal music performed by cantor Amnon Seelig and organist Jakub Stefek.

One of the most important elements of Jewish culture, both daily and ritual, is singing. In Jewish Kraków, singing was part of daily life, practised as a medium for maintaining identity, tradition and hope.

The concert programme includes pieces representing various traditions of Jewish music, and having a common denominator: their roots in Judaism. Synagogal songs with ancient origins, fascinating pieces from the 19th century, and contemporary compositions will paint a vivid picture of Jewish musical history of Kraków.

The concert will be staged on Sunday, 17 March, at 6 p.m., at the Galicia Jewish Museum, a partner of the event. Admission is free, but please register your attendance in advance.

About the artists:

Cantor Amnon Seelig studied singing in Jerusalem and Karlsruhe. In 2015, he completed a cantor course of study at Abraham Geiger Kolleg in Berlin. He held the position of cantor at synagogues e.g. in Berlin, Munich, Augsburg, Warsaw and Brussels, to serve the Manheim Jewish Community at present. He has also performed at numerous music festivals in Europe and Israel.

Jakub Stefek holds the degree of Doctor of Arts and Economics, and is a lecturer at the Szczecin Art Academy. He works with the Berlin Jewish Community as organist at the Pestalozzistrasse Synagogue. He gives concerts in Poland, Germany and Israel. Last year, he released a solo record titled The Echo of the Temple, containing world premières of six pieces by Polish composers inspired by Jewish tradition. His doctoral thesis and research papers present pioneering studies into organ music in Jewish tradition.

Partner of the event