Notes of Hope – the extraordinary world premiere of music written in Nazi concentration camps

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2019, we  have released the full Notes of Hope Concert, which took place in Jerusalem in April 2018, as a gift to you. We thank you for supporting the concert, which was a tremendous success and fitting tribute to the victims of the Holocaust.

Click here to read some of the press coverage Notes of Hope received from around the world.


Italian musicologist Francesco Lotoro has made it his life’s work to track down and orchestrate music composed by prisoners in Nazi concentration camps, salvaging over 8,000 musical works from around the world.

On 15 April 2018, Professor Lotoro conducted the JNF UK Notes of Hope concert – the first public recital of the music salvaged from the camps – live in Jerusalem, with the event also screened live in a boutique venue in Central London.

Led by the world renowned Ashdod Symphony Orchestra, the Concert  featured musicians from JNF UK-supported Bikurim Performing Arts School and Yerucham Conservatory.

All proceeds from the event are being put towards JNF UK projects supporting holocaust survivors and veterans in the Negev and to developing the talents of gifted young musicians from the Negev. This is part of JNF UK’s wider mission to enhance all aspects of life for people living in Israel’s underdeveloped south.

Click here to donate to support talented young musicians in the Negev

Click here to donate to support holocaust survivors and veterans living in the Negev

“As the State of Israel prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary, the concert was a tribute to the memory of those who perished in the Holocaust, but also a timely reminder of the enduring defiance and hope of the Jewish people.”

– Samuel Hayek, Chairman JNF UK