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The New Nigun Ensemble’s CD

The Nigun Ensemble’s CD repertoire consists of a wide variety of rarely heard works of great musical and historical interest. This recording presents a unique blend of different genres of Jewish folk songs in Yiddish and Hebrew set to contemporary arrangements for quartet and two singers, different genres of Jewish traditional instrumental music, and art songs and significant instrumental pieces by great Jewish composers of 19th and 20th century, including J.Achron, E. Bloch, M. Warshawsky, and L.Weiner.

CD is now available at the Israel Book Shop at 410 Harvard St. in Brookline, MA, or it's possible to contact Yelena Neplok about the purchase of the CD at 617-527-2180 or email at


The internationally acclaimed, award-winning Nigun Chamber Ensemble (“Nigun” in Hebrew means melody) is devoted to the preservation of a unique musical heritage stemming from Jewish composers and their communities in pre-war Eastern Europe.

The ensemble’s programs include Jewish classical and folk traditions ranging from klezmer to chamber music, art song and liturgical music. The group's unique repertoire consists of a wide variety of genres and rarely heard works of great musical and historical interest by some of the most prominent Jewish, Russian, and European composers of the 19th and 20th century.

Founded in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1991 by its artistic director and internationally renowned pianist Yelena Neplok, the group had its American premiere at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall in the festival “Jewish Music: Renaissance and Remembrance” and was met with great critical acclaim. The Nigun Ensemble has been enthusiastically received in numerous Russian and international music festivals and concerts in many of the most prestigious Russian and American music halls. The group has been featured on national radio and television broadcasts in Russia and in the U.S. The ensemble has received a number of excellent reviews in the press and is a member of NEFA’s New England States Touring Roster.

The New Nigun Ensemble’s CD
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