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Patrons: Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis; Cantor Naftali Herstik, Cantor Joseph Malovany



ECA
is delighted
to announce
the 11th
European Cantors Convention
in Prague,
Czech Republic

For professional and aspiring service leaders

Thursday 17 November 9.30am
to
Sunday 20 November 5.30pm

Guest Teachers:
ECA Patron
Cantor Naftali Herstik
and
Maestro Raymond Goldstein
with
the choir of the Tel Aviv Cantors Institute

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.

Go to the Convention Registration Page to book, with accommodation options


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.


European Cantors On Twitter


Additional Resources:

<<<-- 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)


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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.

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Last Updated 15th August 2016