Songs of Life Jewish Music Festival and Heritage Tour in Bulgaria


The Songs of Life Jewish Music Festival and Heritage Tour combines exceptional performances with impactful educational programs and historical tours.


The Festival will feature the monumental choral-orchestral masterpiece of Ernest Bloch, SACRED SERVICE. This work remains a pinnacle within the collective repertoire of Jewish sacred music.


Original music will be presented by Bulgarian Jewish composers, Benjamin Ashkenazy and Nikolai Kaufman, as well as compositions by award-winning Bulgarian composer, Georgi Andreev. This includes Ashkenazy’s worthy project, THE JEWISH SOUL, a unique Ladino project initiated to give Ladino music a place of honor in the concert hall.


Your cost of $1800 per person includes:

  • Public performance of Sacred Service by Ernest Bloch in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Public performances of original Sephardic music and Bulgarian Folk Music during a series of exciting and heart-warming concerts in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Opportunities to meet Holocaust survivors who reside in Bulgaria
  • Opportunities to learn more about the Sephardic culture and enjoy vocal and instrumental Bulgarian folk presentations.
  • Six nights’ lodging and breakfasts in four-star hotel in Sofia (double occupancy)
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Sephardic dinner reception which will include
    • Program about the Sephardic Jews, Sephardic tradition, the story of Sephardic Jews’ journey to Bulgaria, and a presentation of the Bulgarian Sephardic society
    • Sephardic dinner with description of typical Sephardic meals
    • Sephardic music and songs presented by the renowned Bulgarian, Sephardic singer, Mrs. Lika Eshkenazi
  • Guided tours of Sofia and Plovdiv with a local, licensed English-speaking tour guide, including visits to the Sofia and Plovdiv historical synagogues
  • Ground transportation – modern, a/c coach and driver
  • Concert management and publicity

Your cost does not include:

  • Roundtrip flight to Varna (Varna International will provide an airfare quote and assist with booking upon request)
  • Single occupancy upgrade: $420
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities

Music Enthusiasts:

Join the Songs of Life Jewish Music Festival and Heritage Tour as a Music Enthusiast! Enjoy the same inclusions as the performers and receive complimentary tickets to all performances. Click on the Contact Us button for more information and to request a travel quote.