This collection captures a snapshot of the choir over its 80 years. In selecting the pieces, we have attempted to show the character and reflect the diverse nature of the LJMC's repertoire, soloists, conductors, accompanists and musical styles. Cantors featured include David Kusevitsky, Naftali Herstik, Pinchas Faigenblum, Moshe Korn, Stephen Robins, Steven Leas and Robert Brody. Accompanists include klezmer outfit Shir, the Central Band of the Royal Air Force and several high-profile pianists.
The London Jewish Male Choir was founded in 1926 by Isadore R. Berman, who was a highly regarded musician in the Jewish community. Before founding the choir, Berman had written several arrangements of Yiddish music which were published in 1920 and he was at one time musical director of the Pavillion Theatre in Whitechapel, which, prior to its closure in 1935, was one of the world's major centers of Yiddish culture.