Musical Director

Stephen Levey’s association with the Choir began as a chorister in 1986.  In 1991 Stephen was invited to conduct the Choir for the Induction Service of Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks and he has remained the Choir’s devoted Conductor and Musical Director ever since.

Stephen’s melodic compositions for the choir have become established favourites in services and concerts.  Under his leadership, the Choir has built up a reputation for a mellow sound, sensitive singing and a rich interpretation of our tefillot.

One of Stephen’s compositions, Oseh Shalom, was recorded in a West London studio, sung by the Choir with Jonny, Shimon, Lionel and children of the Moriah Jewish Day School (and the Chief Rabbi), and was released on YouTube.  It has become a worldwide hit, having reached over 2.5 MILLION hits!

Stephen has more recently been working with Raymond Goldstein (Jerusalem Great Synagogue).  At the Barbican Hall, London in May 2013, Stephen premiered Anim Z’mirot written in honour of Emeritus Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, and sung by the Choir with Chazanim Rabbi Lionel Rosenfeld, Shimon Craimer and Jonny Turgel, and 300 school children.

You can read more about Stephen's music on his website