Watch: Jewish choir sings 'Adon Olam' on plane

Whitefield Shul choir from Manchester was on its way to France when it was asked to perform - on the plane.

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The Whitefield Shul Choir in Manchester, UK was on a Jet2 flight to Geneva, Switzerland, when it was asked to perform - on the plane, The Yeshiva World reported. The choir accepted, and its rendition of the traditional Hebrew prayer set to music, “Adon Olam” (Lord of the Universe) was received warmly by the other passengers.

The choir members were en route to Saint-Louis in Alsace, France, for a performance intended to raise funds for the local community and its synagogue, in need of major renovations.

Saint-Louis is located close to the borders of Basel, Switzerland and Weil am Rhein, Germany, both within walking distance. A Jewish community was organized there in 1906, and its synagogue was built a year later. On the eve of World War II, the Jewish community was already one of the biggest in Alsace.

The Whitehead Shul Choir was founded by Chazan Yossi Muller a decade ago. It performs complex classics alongside prayers and popular tunes, on Shabbat, holidays and joyful occasions.