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

Our 11th Cantors Convention was in Prague from 17th - 20th November

held our 11th
European Cantors Convention
in Prague,
Czech Republic

Thursday 17 November 9.30am
Sunday 20 November 5.30pm

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

The 4-day intensive programme with the world’s outstanding teachers was devoted to the traditional modes and melodies of the synagogue in the Ashkenazi tradition and included a tour of Jewish Prague

Study sessions, lectures and masterclasses focused on repertoire, technique, interpretation of text and congregational participation. The public attended a Gala Concert on the Saturday night at the Spanish Synagogue in Pragye with and glorious cantorial and choral synagogue services in both this and the Alt-Neu synagogue on the Shabbat itself.

Cantors met colleagues from all over Europe and further afield, to brush up/ refine/ improve/ develop their approaches/ broadened their horizons and increased their skills and contacts. A warm welcome awaited everyone from the Prague Jewish Community

Convention was organised and presented, with thanks, to European Cantors Association Convenor and Conference Organiser, Alex Klein.
Programme Coordinator, Hirsh Cashdan.
Prague Managers, Rabbi Michael Dushinsky, Mrs Alice Grünfeld-Veselá.
Convention was supported by the Jewish Music Institute SOAS University of London, by the Jewish Community of Prague and by individuals and trusts.

Picture Gallery To Follow!

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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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.

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Last Updated 22n November 2016