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Hor Braća Baruh iz Beograda, osnovan je 1879. godine kao Srpsko jevrejsko pevačko društvo, a istraživači tvrde da je reč o najstarijem jevrejskom horu na svetu. Promenio je naziv 1952. godine u sadašnji, u spomen na trojicu braće iz poznate jevrejske porodice Baruh iz Beograda, stradale u pogromima početkom Drugog svetskog rata.

Tokom svog dugogodišnjeg rada, hor je priredio veliki broj koncerata u svim značajnim muzičkim centrima Jugoslavije, dok su inostrana gostovanja ostvarena širom zemalja sveta, od Evrope i Azije do koncerata u Karnegi Holu u Njujorku, 1978. godine.

Hor Braća Baruh redovan je učesnik svih najvažnijih festivala klasične muzike (BEMUS, BELEF, Mokranjčevi dani u Negotinu, JHS u Nišu i dr.), odakle redovno donosi niz nagrada i priznanja za svoj rad.

Neke od najznačajnijih ličnosti iz istorije naše umetničke muzike bile su na čelu hora Braća Baruh, među njima su: S. S. Mokranjac, J. Marinković, S. Hristić, B. Babić, B. Pašćan, A. Vujić i drugi.

Hor Braća Baruh je dva puta odlikovan od strane Predsedništva države, za svoj doprinos kulturnoj afirmaciji zemlje, a u proteklih pet godina hor je osvojio niz značajnih nagrada: Za izuzetne uspehe koje je hor ostvario u poslednjih nekoliko godina zaslužni su, dirigent hora, Stefan Zekić i predsednik hora, Branka Cvejić Mezei.

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The Baruch Brothers Choir from Belgrade was established as the Serbian-Jewish Singers Society in 1879, with the goal of cherishing and performing the cultural and artistic heritage and tradition of the Jewish people which lives in these parts. The Society changed its name in 1952 to the current name in commemoration of the three brothers from the progressive revolutionary Jewish family of Baruch, members of the resistance movement who were killed during the pogroms of the Nazi regime during the Second World War.

Joshua Jacobson (Boston, USA), conductor and a renowned researcher in the field of Jewish music, has concluded that this choir is the oldest active Jewish choir in the world. From the year of its foundation until today, the choir has held numerous concerts and participated in many competitions and festivals in the former Yugoslavia (Yugoslav Choral Festivities in Nish, Mokranjac’s Days in Negotin, BEMUS, BELEF, Choirs among the Frescoes in Belgrade and others), as well as abroad (Israel, USA, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Greece, the Netherlands, Hungary, Spain, UK and others).

Among the most important performances of the choir, we would like to mention the concert in Carnegie Hall in 1978, as well as the attendance of our choir on numerous occasions at the most important Jewish choir festival Zimriya in Jerusalem. Our ensemble has gradually perfected its performance under the conductorship of the most eminent conductors and composers of our country (S. S. Mokranjac, J. Marinković, S. Hristić, B. Babić, B. Pašćan, A. S. Vujić, et al.), having gained under their guidance a high level of artistic interpretation and superb discipline in stage performance.The repertory of the choir consists of representative works of musical literature from both Jewish and Serbian composers, as well as all the most important works of the classical choir repertory of all styles and epochs and the works of modern composers.

The Baruch Brothers Choir has been awarded two times for the cultural affirmation of its country by the presidency of Serbia, and in the past five years, the choir won many significant awards.

The choir’s admirable success was largely achieved by the contribution of its conductor, Stefan Zekic, and the president, Branka Cvejic – Mezei.

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