Wildlife Photos (the hobby)

Forthcoming: book chapter in Oxford University Press volume Global Perspectives on Orchestras (The British Symphony Orchestra and the Arts Council of Great Britain).

The December 2013 issue of 'The Musical Times' includes Benjamin's article,'The SPNM 1943 - 1975: a retrospective'. Details can be found here.

Recent conference papers have explored the Musicians' Union (Glasgow 2016), nineteenth-century Jewish choral music (Leeds 2015), the life of Louis Lewandowski (Rome 2015), the career of Alick Maclean (NABMSA 2014), Ewan MacColl's 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' (Popmac 2013), the place of new opera at the Royal Opera House in the post-war period (NABMSA 2012), and  British attitudes to censorship after the Second World War (RMA/King's College London, 2012).

Benjamin Wolf's PhD thesis is available for download from the British Library's Ethos system. You can find it here. If you have any problems please use the contact form on this website.

Next Appearance

3rd March 2018 - The Royal Free Music Society. Bach Magnificat and Monteverdi Beatus Vir

4th March 2018 - Come and Sing Pesach and Purim (with the Zemel Choir)

Benjamin will then be taking a sabbatical in Boston, but will return for:

13th May 2018 - 'Hatikvah', a silent film from 1930s Germany performed with live musical accompaniment (Birmingham)

6th - 11th June 2018 - Choir festival in Lviv, Ukraine

23rd June 2018 - Royal Free Music Society Summer Concert

24th June 2018 - Zemel Choir concert



Music Downloads
Belsize Square Synagogue: Todah V
The Zemel Choir: Celebrate With Song

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The Etz Chayim Cello Concerto was written for the 70th anniversary of Belsize Square Synagogue. It was described as an 'individual sound world of colour and incisive brilliance' (Jewish Renaissance Magazine April 2009). You can download the concerto using the link on this page. Recorded live with the Wallace Ensemble and cellist Gemma Rosefield.

You may also be interested in other compositions using ancient Greek or Jewish elements:

'Siren Song' (based on Ancient Greek Modes), performed by Hannah Rosenfelder and Anneke Hodnett

'Echoes from the voice of God', using biblical cantillation


Here's bOybershop singing the 'Only Jewish Cowgirl'. You can download this track (and the recording of the whole concert) by clicking on the link to the left.


'A Frayer Foigl', with Ruti Halvani

'Kaddish' by Ravel, with Marc Finer

Past Engagements:

Benjamin Wolf's latest engagements are listed to the right. Here is a selection of performances from previous years (2011 - 2013):

May 2013: Zemel Choir tour to the USA and Canada. Concerts in Boston, Providence, Newport, The Hamptons, New Rochelle and Montreal

April 2013: Arts Week at Regent's and Zemel concert at Sha'arei Tsedek

March 2013: Royal Free Music Society, Mozart Vesperae Solennes de Confessore

December 2012: Chanukah concert with the Zemel Choir and bOYbershop

October 2012: Royal Free Music Society, Haydn Missa Sancti Nicolai and Beethoven, Symphony no.9 (with the Medici Choir)

July 2012: A Recital of English Song, Buckingham Summer Festival, with Philip Fine.

June 2012: Zemel Choir International Jewish Choral Festival and bOYbershop concert at Belmont Synagogue












May 2012: Zemel Choir workshops at Goldbeaters School

May 2012: Belsize Has Talent

April 2012: Yom Ha'atzmaut Concert at Edgware Reform Synagogue

March 2012: Mozart's Requiem with the Rushmoor Choir (final season with the Rushmoor Choir)

March 2012: Music for the Royal Jubilee with the Royal Free Music Society

March 2012: The Zemel Choir at Norden Farm Arts Centre, Maidenhead

February 2012: Jewish Music Fair

December 2011: The International Lewandowski Festival, Berlin