Welcome to the website of the European Cantors Association
Patrons: Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis; Cantor Naftali Herstik, Cantor Joseph Malovany
European Cantors Convention
For professional and aspiring service leaders
Thursday 17 November 9.30am
Sunday 20 November 5.30pm
Cantor Naftali Herstik
Maestro Raymond Goldstein
the choir of the Tel Aviv Cantors Institute
With support from Cantor Beny Maissner,
pianist composer David Ezra Okonşar and others
The 4-day intensive programme with the world’s outstanding teachers is devoted to the traditional modes and melodies of the synagogue in the Ashkenazi tradition and includes a tour of Jewish Prague
Study sessions, lectures and masterclasses focus on repertoire, technique, interpretation of text and congregational participation. The public can attend the Gala Concert on Saturday night and glorious cantorial and choral synagogue services in two of Prague’s most beautiful synagogues
Come and meet colleagues from all over Europe and further afield, to brush up/ refine/ improve/ develop your approaches/ broaden your horizons and increase your skills and contacts. A warm welcome awaits you from the Prague Jewish Community
Convention is organised and presented by the European Cantors Association Convenor and Conference Organiser, Alex Klein.
Programme Coordinator, Hirsh Cashdan.
Prague Managers, Rabbi Michael Dushinsky, Mrs Alice Grünfeld-Veselá.
Convention is supported by the Jewish Music Institute SOAS University of London, by the Jewish Community of Prague and by individuals and trusts.
Famous Yamim Noraim Recordings
Wednesday 14 September at 8.30pm
Presenter: Robert Brody
Cantor Robert Brody has officiated throughout Europe, Canada and USA.
He has given recitals in London's leading venues and has recorded for RCA and the BBC.
He has recorded music by Louis Lewandowski with the Zemel Choir of London, and with the BBC Singers for Radio 3.
His CD 'Hebrew and Cantorial Melodies' has received wide acclaim.
In this session at Edgware Synagogue on 14th September he will guide people through the famous High Holiday renditions of the leading world famous cantors.
To book go https://myus.theus.org.uk/events/32196/my-favourite-yamim-noraim-recordings/
David Koussevitsky Nusach Book Available
The Toronto Council of Hazzanim has released a compillation of nusach - a few pieces all hand written by David Koussevitsky (1912 - 1985) and given to Eli Kirshblum in 1963-1964 when he studied privately with him.
If anyone wants a copy, please send $30 USD payable to the Toronto Council of Hazzanim, c/o Cantor Kirshblum, 37 Southbourne Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M3H 1A4, Canada.
Exploring the Power of Bible Cantillation in the Vernacular
A new and exciting experimental avenue. More here.
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<<<-- Cantor A M Himelstein Sheet Music Compilation Now Available
DVDs now available to buy from the 6th Cantors Convention in 2011
Links to other cantorial-related sites
Shuls With A Cantor In The United Kingdom (please advise of any changes)
* See the Aims of the European Cantors Association.
* See the people involved in the European Cantors Association.
ECA was officially launched on 2 July 2012 at the 7th Annual European Cantors' Convention Manchester
UK 2 - 5 July 2012,
by Cantor Joseph Malovany of the 5th Avenue Synagogue New York.
Cantor Malovany is also Professor of Liturgical Music at Yeshiva University and co-Director of the
Moscow Academy for Liturgical Music.
ECA is based on orthodox tradition and convention
but is open to all who are interested in the music of the synagogue and the role and art of the cantor.
Join the European Cantors Association Join the European Cantors Association for £10 /€15 per year.
* See the facebook pages for ECA www.facebook.com
Last Updated 15th August 2016