“Recording studio” has been functioning in Hesed since 2002.
Its activity includes musical arrangement of theater’s performances (phonograms for holiday events, concerts, shows, etc.); restoration of old records; searching of new materials, regulating and updating of the Jewish music and songs archives in Hebrew and Yiddish; assistance to Hesed’s communal programs with phonograms (e.g. dancing groups “Sherele” and “Jewish miniatures”).
“Recording studio” has released the following exclusive authentic CD-albums: “Our Marne Loshn” – old songs in Yiddish restored from gramophone records – in 2002; “Sing in Yiddish” – records of Lviv klezmer orchestra (soloist Sasha Somish) – in 2003; “Restoration” – songs by Zinoviy Schulman and Marina Gordon – in 2005. In 2006, the studio has released a double-album “The best performers of folklore in Yiddish – Aaron Lebedeff” which includes folk Jewish songs performed by Aaron Lebedeff in pre-revolutionary Saint-Petersburg, pre-war Paris, Vienna, Warsaw and London.
The daily searches and big inspiration help to preserve and share Jewish singing and instrumental culture.