Photo: Raz Rogovsky
Bertini choir was founded in 2009 by Haggi Goren and Ronen Borshevsky. The choir consists of thirty singers, most of whom are music teachers and experienced musicians.
Bertini choir focuses on a-capella performance and collaborations with small to medium sized orchestras such as The Israel Camerata Jerusalem, Tel Aviv Chamber Orchestra, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Nova Amadeus Orchestra from Rome, Barrocade Ensemble, Interpreti Veneziani, Assamblea Mediterranea from Stuttgart, to name a few.
Bertini Choir has also hosted in its concert series, some of the leading vocal ensembles in the world including Jauna Muzika from Vilnius, Oreya from Zhytomyr, and the famous ensemble VOCES8 from London.
In addition to the chamber choir, Bertini choir also performs symphonic pieces with a larger body of singers. In its larger capacity, the choir regularly performs with "The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra". Past collaborations with the orchestra include Penderecki's Polish Requiem, Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé, Rossini's Stabat Mater, Mahler's 2nd & 3rd Symphonies, Orff's Carmina Burana, Shoenberg's Gurre-Lieder,
Conductor and Musical Director
Israeli conductor Ronen Borshevsky Is a prize winner of the Tokyo International Conducting Competition and the Nikolai Malko Conducting Competition in Denmark. He is also a Professor at the Buchman Mehta School of music in the Tel Aviv University.
Mr. Borshevsky regularly conducts Israel's leading orchestras as well as orchestras in the United States, Japan and Europe. Ronen Borshevsky is the music director of the Gary Bertini Israeli Choir and the Israel Kibbutz Choir. He has led the "German – Israeli Philharmonie" on a concert tour in Germany, conducting at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, among other venues.
As a winner of the Koussevitzky scholarship, he was invited to participate in the prestigious conducting master classes of the Tanglewood Music Festival where he studied with Maestro Seiji Ozawa and Bernard Haitink with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He also mastered under Maestro Hans Graf in Vienna.
Ronen Borshevsky holds an Artist's Diploma in orchestra conducting. Several of his recordings were released in Europe. His CD recording "the seventh gate" under the label Ad Vitam Harmonia Mundi won the Charles Munch award, Grand Prix International, "L'Orphée du prestige lyrique de l'Europe", featuring the Jerusalem Oratorio Chamber Choir.
Rchmaninoff's The Bells, Bernstein's Kadish, Candide and Chichester Psalms, Britten's War Requiem; as well as many operas such as Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, Verdi's La Traviata, Il Trovatore, Rigoletto, Otello and Falstaff, Puccini's Tosca, Turandot and La Boheme, Tchaikovsky's Pique Dame, Beethoven's Fidelio, Strauss's Die Fledermaus, Bizet's Carmen and many more.
The choir performed under the batons of some of the most renowned conductors in the world, including Zubin Mehta, Lahav Shani, Kurt Mazur, Karl-Heinz Steffens, Vasili Petrenko, Manfred Honeck, Marin Alsop, Asher fisch, Vladimir Jurowski, Ilan Volkov, Yoel Levi, Ariel Zuckermann, Avner Biron and others.
Bertini Choir has toured in Europe several times. The first tour of the choir was in 2012 to Rome and southern Italy. In 2014 the choir toured in Prague and Vienna. The most special journey was with the project Near Eastern Voices in 2017. The choir then traveled to Burgundy, France for recording and performing alongside ensemble of Arabs and Jews musicians. The most recent tour was in 2022, in which the choir performed in Venice, Vicenza and Mantua in Italy and Nuremberg in Germany.
Photo: Yoel Levi
CEO and Founder
Born in Jerusalem. Musician, producer and artistic director. Studied music in the conservatory and at the Hebrew University.
Mr. Goren was a member of the Jerusalem Academy Chamber Music for many years. Since the 1980's he produces, manages and creats programms, festivals and collaborations.
Mr. Goren was the first musical director of Abu-Ghosh festival and continued directing it in the years 1991-1995. He was the manager of Oratorio choir Jerusalem for 14 years and held with it many concerts in Israel and Europe. In 2000 he founded the Spring Festival in Rishon Letsyion.
In 2009, Mr. Goren founded alongside Ronen Borshevsky The Gary Bertini Israeli Choir and had with it many concerts and tours in Israel and Europe.
The Gary Bertini Israeli Choir
(NPO - 580-509-024)
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Nava Dissentshik, Moshe (Chicko) Segev, Haggi Goren
Ran Keidar, Evyatar Manor
Other Board Members
Koby Biller, Ruth Rozovsky, Yaara Mittelman, Yoram Bar-Sela, Yehonatan Tsabari, Ruth Fort
The Bertini Choir Team
C.E.O and Producer
Conductor and Musical Director
Administrative Manager and choir Coordinator
Yaara Mittelman Sharir
Orly Feldman Ben Azar
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