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

Villa SeligmannEarly-bird registration ends 30th November for
our 13th European Cantors Convention!

Hosted at Villa Seligmann, Hannover – The House of Jewish Music

Thursday 23rd January, 13:00 – Tuesday 28 January 2020, 15:00


Download the registration form here

Our activities are open to all who are interested in the music of the synagogue and the role and art of the Cantor
and we thus welcome Cantors from all branches of Judaism who respect that ECA is nevertheless
based on Orthodox tradition and convention.


Following the successful evening ‘My father, the cantor’ last year, Edgware United Synagogue held another cantorial evening in mid September chaired by Rabbi Geoffrey Shisler, where the well known chazanim of the post war- era were remembered by their families through personal stories and reminiscences and who then played their cantorial pieces in some rare recordings. Here is the YouTube recording of the evening.

All the cantors had a deep understanding of the tefilot and nusach. The session covered the wonderful selichot services at Central Synagogue by Simon Hass (Stuart Hass, son); the incredible talent of Jonny Gluck (Nathan Gluck, brother); the dramatic tenor voice of Yehudah Landenberg (son Avi); the big baritonal voice of Morris Katanka (grandson Shlomo); and his love of chazzanut which he passed onto his son, Rabbi David Katanka (son Shlomo).

Our Magnified and Sanctified: The Music of Jewish Prayer II, the 2nd International Conference on Jewish Liturgical Music took place in September 2019 at Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media, Germany.
A report will follow shortly.

A summary report of the first Academic Conference, in 2015, is here
The full report from the 2015 Academic Conference is here

Victor Tunkel 1933-2019 – A towering figure in Jewish music  

An appreciation from the European Cantors Association



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)

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.

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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.

Last Updated 3rd November 2019