Profeti della Quinta
Vocal Ensemble

Coming Concert

Concert tour in the far east: Macau and Schanghai!
28.10-1.11, details here
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  Festival d’Ambronay and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Highlights of 2015 include debuts in Macau and Shanghai, as well as concert in France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Finland.
​Focusing on repertoire from the 16th and early 17th centuries, ensemble Profeti della Quinta 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, David Feldman, Roman Melish - Canto
Lior Leibovici, Dan Dunkelblum - Tenor
Elam Rotem - Bass, Harpsichord & musical direction 
Ori Harmelin - Chitarrone