Ensemble Profeti della Quinta focuses on the vocal repertoire of the 16th and early 17th centuries. It aims to create vivid and expressive performances for audiences today while, at the same time, considering period performance practices. From its core of five male singers, the ensemble collaborates regularly with instrumentalists and additional singers.
The Musicians
Doron Schleifer - Countertenor
Roman Melish - Countertenor
Lior Leibovici  - Tenor
Dan Dunkelblum - Tenor
Elam Rotem - Bass, Harpsichord & musical direction 
Ori Harmelin - Chitarrone

Upcoming concerts

LAMENTO D'ARIANNA
Music from the Italian Renaissance from Rore to Monteverdi
17.7.2018 , 20:30
18e musicales du trophee, La Turbie, France

LIEBE, ABSCHIED, LAMENTO
Musik der italienischen Renaissancec von Rore bis Monteverdi
25.7.2018, 20:00
Carinthischer Sommer, Tiffen (Austria)

LIEBE, ABSCHIED, LAMENTO
Musik der italienischen Renaissancec von Rore bis Monteverdi
27.07.2018, 19:30
Internationales Musikfest Kreuth, Pfarrkirche St. Quirinus, Tegernsee (Germany)

THE SONGS OF SALOMON
Hebrew music by Salomone Rossi and Elam Rotem
05.08.2018, 19:00
OIFP Chamber hall, Bialistok, Poland

LAMENTO D'ARIANNA
Music from the Italian Renaissance from Rore to Monteverdi
24.08.2018
Paradyz, Poland (details to follow)

THE SONGS OF SALOMON
Hebrew music by Salomone Rossi and Elam Rotem
25.08.2018
Paradyz, Poland (details to follow)

JOSEPH AND HIS BRETHREN
Musikalisches Drama in drei Akten nach Genesis 37–50
13.09.2018, 19:00
Trigonale festival, Stiftskirche St. Georgen/Längsee, Austria

IL MANTOVANO HEBREO
Music by Salomone Rossi (ca.1570-ca.1630)
collaboration with Trigonale's Ensemble in Residence 2018, Lars Ulrik Mortensen
16.09.2018, 18:00
Trigonale festival, Seminarkirche Tanzenberg, Austria




Ensemble Profeti della Quinta was founded in the Galilee region of Israel by the bass singer and harpsichordist Elam Rotem, and is based in Basel, Switzerland, where its members undertook further studies of early music at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. The ensemble collaborates regularly with colleagues from Switzerland, Japan and Australia, sharing with them similar musical ideas.

The ensemble has recorded two CDs of the music of the early Baroque Jewish-Italian composer Salomone Rossi, as well as the Penitential Psalms by Orlando di Lasso. Profeti della Quinta have also premiered and recorded two works composed especially for the ensemble by Elam Rotem, Rappresentatione di Giuseppe e i suoi fratelli and Quia amore langueo (see discography). In addition, they are featured in a documentary film by Joseph Rochlitz, Hebreo: The Search for Salomone Rossi, and have had their concerts broadcast by numerous international radio stations.

Profeti della Quinta have been active in performing and researching hitherto neglected repertoire, such as Emilio de' Cavalieri's Lamentations (1600) and Salomone Rossi's Hashirim asher li'Shlomo (1623), the first publication of polyphony in Hebrew, which they also recorded to critical acclaim. In 2011, Ensemble Profeti della Quinta won York Early Music Young Artists Competition, and has since toured Europe, North America, Japan, China and Israel. It has performed in prestigious festivals and venues, such as the Oude Muziek Festival Utrecht, the Shanghai concert hall, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.