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Amsterdam’s Choir of the Great Synagogue 1935


November 1935, on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the NIHS Jewish Community of Amsterdam (orthodox Ashkenazi congregation started 1635) the dutch film factory Polygoon brought this unique cinema sound newsreel of the Amsterdam Choir of the Great Synagogue led by choirmaster Samuel Henri (Sam) Englander, with a solo perfomance by chazzan (cantor) Izrael Eljasz Maroko in the Great Synagogue (inauguration building 1671) – now home to the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam, Holland (Ref 1).

As the Amsterdamsche Joodsche Koor (Amsterdam Jewish Choir), the choir also performed in non-religious venues, including the Amsterdam Concertgebouw (Ref 2). The choir’s repertoire was expanded to include what were referred to as Eastern European Jewish folksongs and modern Palestinian-Jewish songs (i.e., contemporary Hebrew songs).
The Choir of the Great Synagogue and Amsterdam Jewish Choir was composed of the following singers (those marked with an asterisk sang during synagogue services):

Giacomo Aletrino (tenor)
Marcus Bonn (bass)
Joop Delcanho* (tenor)
David Duque (bass)
Michel Gobets (tenor)
Nathan Gobets Sr.* (tenor)
Barend Levie Muller* (bass)
Meijer Nebig* (baritone)
Lou Nieweg* (tenor)
David Peeper* (baritone)
Louis Polak (bass)
Jo Rabbie* (baritone)
Sal Stodel (baritone)
Bernard de Wit (bass)
Louis de Wit* (bass)
Of all of them, only Lou Nieweg is known to have survived the Second World War.

NL (dutch)

November 1935, ter gelegenheid van het 300-jarig bestaan van de NIHS Joodse Gemeenschap van Amsterdam (de Asjkenazische gemeente Amsterdam of ‘Nederlands Israëlitische Hoofd Synagoge’) kwam het Polygoon bioscoopjournaal met deze unieke geluidsfilm van het Amsterdams Koor der Grote Synagoge onder leiding van koordirigent Samuel Henri (Sam) Englander, met een solo van oppervoorzanger Izrael Eljasz Maroko in de Grote Synagoge in Amsterdam (inwijding gebouw 1671) – nu het Joods Historisch Museum (Ref 1).

Het koor trad ook op als het Amsterdamsche Joodsche Koor op niet-religieuze locaties, waaronder het Amsterdamse Concertgebouw (Ref 2). Het uitgebreide repertoire van het koor omvatte ook zogenaamde Oost-Europese Joodse volksliederen en moderne Palestijnse-Joodse liederen (d.w.z. hedendaagse Hebreeuwse liederen).
Het Koor der Grote Synagoge en het Amsterdam Joods Koor bestond uit de volgende zangers (die met een asterisk gemarkeerd, zongen tijdens synagoge-diensten):

Giacomo Aletrino (tenor)
Marcus Bonn (bas)
Joop Delcanho * (tenor)
David Duque (bas)
Michel Gobets (tenor)
Nathan Gobets Sr. * (tenor)
Barend Levie Muller * (bas)
Meijer Nebig * (bariton)
Lou Nieweg * (tenor)
David Peeper * (bariton)
Louis Polak (bas)
Jo Rabbie * (bariton)
Sal Stodel (bariton)
Bernard de Wit (bas)
Louis de Wit * (bas)
Alleen van Lou Nieweg is bekend dat hij de Tweede Wereldoorlog heeft overleefd.

References

1. De Eerste Zichtbare Synagoge Van West-Europa. Amsterdam (Netherlands) : Joods Historisch Museum | jck.nl ; (accessed 2019 Aug 30). Link URL: https://jck.nl/nl/longread/de-grote-synagoge
2. Anton Kras. The Choir of the Great Synagogue, Amsterdam, Holland. Tel Aviv (Israel) : Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot | http://www.bh.org.il ; (accessed 2019 Aug 30). Link URL: https://www.bh.org.il/choir-great-synagogue-amsterdam/

Credit / Source info :
Source: Polygoon-Profilti courtesy of Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Public Domain – Open Images).
Amsterdam’s Choir of the Great Synagogue 1935 (20190830) Michel van der Burg | miracles.media – CC BY 4.0 .

The Correspondent is a thing !


① memo 20181214 ~ The Correspondent is a thing ! ~ The Correspondent goes global now – 5 years after the dutch news platform ‘De Correspondent’ launched in 2013 with a crowdfunding effort.
The success story of ad-free journalism in Holland … the news organization with a direct connection to readers , the members , now starts to replicate worldwide , with headquarters in the U.S.
The site’s readers or members are a critical part in the ad-free journalism that gets done . Not just because members fund it with their subscriptions, but because interacting with them throughout the process of writing a story is a key part of what The Correspondent does.

Yesterday , after just 1 month , the global crowfunding campaign raised the required $ 2.5 million dollar with the help of over 40,000 founding members , it’s readers from all over the world.

The Correspondent ‘s 10 Founding Principles

We are your antidote to the daily news grind

We do not take ad dollars of any kind

We fight stereotypes, prejudice, and fearmongering

We don’t just cover the problem, but also what can be done about it

We collaborate with you, our knowledgeable members

We don’t take the view from nowhere. We tell you where we’re coming from

We protect your privacy, by minimizing the personal data we collect

We want to be as inclusive as possible

We always put journalism before financial gain

We believe in transparency and continued self-improvement

Yesterday , some minutes before midnight in Holland , the $ 2.5 million dollar was raised , and I posted a screen recording of the fact before midnight. here the link https://youtu.be/rCMM-FqWsSU
I felt that little film needed some more editing – so , here is that final cut … and more news and background via the links below :

The Correspondent
https://thecorrespondent.com

Columbia Journalism Review
https://www.cjr.org/analysis/de-correspondent-funding-omidyar.php

The Daily Show | Jay Rosen – Creating a Space for Ad-Free Journalism with The Correspondent https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzNCOW_DEPU

The dutch De Correspondent
https://decorrespondent.nl

Dutch NRC newspaper
https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2018/12/13/geen-waan-van-de-dag-geen-clickbait-a3060642

Blackface


One of Al Jolson’s blackface acts performed by the dutch variety show artist Heintje Davids as shown in dutch movie theaters in 1930 in the ‘Polygoon’ cinema news.
The blackfaced Al Jolson starred in the very first feature length ‘talkie’ (sound film) The Jazz Singer in 1927 – with synchronized recorded music, singing and speech.
In France , right after the liberation, Robert Clary was known as L’Al Jolson français.
Footage thanks to the Open Images (openbeelden.nl). audiovisual archive of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. ① memo 20181205 ~ Blackface

Unbreaking news – The Correspondent !

UPDATE – The Correspondent , December 12th , 2018  :

Choose what you pay for The Correspondent …
Join, and become a pioneer !

In the last two days, The Correspondent crossed two major milestones: more than 37,000 people are now founding members of The Correspondent. And those founding members have raised more than $2 million towards our $2.5 million goal. That is amazing.

Now  $307,518 left to raise – but only 2 days and 15 hours left to make The Correspondent a reality .

 

The Correspondent , Nov 22, 2018. – Do you want to change journalism with me? 

Choose what you pay for The Correspondent !

I like to tell you about The Correspondent …. a new movement for unbreaking news. I am a founding member (of the original Dutch version) for 5 years now …. and I think you might like to join as well !

Right now they are crowdfunding, and they have asked for my help. They need 2.5 million dollars to launch an English version.

News as we know it leaves us cynical, divided, and less informed. Together we can change that! 

The Correspondent is ad-free and wants to redefine what news is about, shifting the focus from the sensational to the foundational.
They need 2.2 million euro’s/2.5 million dollars to launch an English version.

If you join, you become a pioneer.
You can choose what you pay and if they don’t reach their goal (I hope not, of course) you get your money back 🙂

If you’d like to join: you can find more information here  in The Correspondent

Unbreaking news – The Correspondent !

Miracles


Today ‘Miracles’ is announced : our title for the upcoming documentary on Simon Gronowski and Koenraad Tinel !

Today, also, we announce the birth of the Miracles•Media site and new film house !
Miracles•Media is first and foremost for promotion of the Miracles documentary film, and will further serve as platform and online portfolio of other productions.

Ma vie n’est que de miracles – My life is only miracles – Simon Gronowski.