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

Magnified and Sanctified: The Music of Jewish Prayer II
The 2nd International Conference on Jewish Liturgical Music

Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media, Germany
Monday 9th to Thursday 12th September 2019

Villa SeligmannBooking is now open for the 13th European Cantors Convention!

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

Thursday 23rd January, 13:00 – Monday 27 January 2020, 22:00


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.

Tuesday 17 September 2019 at 7.30 pm


Chair:  Rabbi Geoffrey Shisler

Following the successful evening ‘My father, the cantor’ in September 2018, Edgware United Synagogue is holding another cantorial evening at which the well known chazanim of the post war- era are remembered by their families through personal stories and reminiscences and who will then play their finest cantorial pieces.

All the cantors had a deep understanding of the tefilot and nusach. In this session, you will hear about the wonderful selichot services at Central Synagogue by Simon Hass; the incredible talent of Jonny Gluck; the dramatic tenor voice of J Landenberg; and the big baritonal voice of Morris Katanka in the beautiful Princes Road Synagogue, Liverpool,  and his love of chazzanut which he passed onto his son, Rabbi David Katanka. Among the cantorial pieces will be a number from private collections.

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 12th August 2019