Alfred Rose and the music of the Hanover synagogue

A search for clues with musical examples

Lecture with Dr. Peter Schulze, accompanied by the North German Synagogue Choir


Alfred Rose worked for the Jewish community of Hanover for 36 years, from 1883. As director of the synagogue choir and composer, he was involved in the organization of the services. At the same time, he made a name for himself as a music teacher and publisher of the widely used Bisping-Rose piano school.

The North German Synagogal Choir under the direction of Martin Lüssenhop will perform compositions by Alfred Rose. Historian Dr. Peter Schulze sheds light on Rose’s life and work with historical visual and audio documents.

Admission is free. Registration is not required. The event takes place in cooperation with the Lister Turm district center.

Important: The event will take place in St. Mark’s Church on Lister Platz.

Dr. Peter Schulze studied and completed his doctorate at the Leibniz University of Hanover. Today, his work focuses on the history of the city of Hanover and the history of the Jews in Hanover. In addition to curating exhibitions, he is active in Hanover as a city guide on local history topics such as guided tours of the Old Jewish Cemetery, the Jewish Cemetery An der Strangriede and the new Bothfeld Jewish Cemetery.

The North German Synagogue Choir emerged from the original European Synagogue Choir. This was a semi-professional mixed choir based in Hanover, which was dedicated to the rehearsal and performance of sacred Jewish music. Since its foundation in 2009 by Prof. Andor Izsák and under his direction, the choir has given over one hundred highly acclaimed concerts in Germany and other European countries. The choir’s musical focus is on those works whose sheet music and recordings were destroyed in many places during the Third Reich, especially during the Reichspogromnacht in November 1938, and fell into oblivion.

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