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simkhat hanefesh (Joy of the Soul)

Yiddish Songs and Jewish Music from 1500 to1800

With James Hewitt (Baroque Violin), Diana Matut (Voice, Recorder, Nyckelharpa), Nora Thiele (Percussion, Colascione), Erik Warkenthin (Lute, Theorbo, Baroque Guitar), Dietrich Haböck (Viola da Gamba)

Simkhat hanefesh brings Yiddish songs and Jewish music from the Renaissance and Baroque back to life. The ensemble combines the latest research with long-standing experience in the field of Early Music.
Since its foundation, simkhat hanefesh has already brought dozens of rediscovered Old Yiddish songs back on stage. It unearths these cultural treasures and creates an awareness for the beauty and the venerable age of Yiddish song culture.