Review of Our 14th Cantors Convention, Budapest, November 2022

Back after the pandemic, European Cantors staged our 14th Convention in Budapest last November in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the beautifully restored Rumbach Street Synagogue (pictured) which is celebrating its 150th Anniversary

Our theme was 'Invigorating Nusach for the 21st Century'
A hundred people came together to share knowledge and experience, gain new insights and material, build personal networks, make new friends and sing together.

Renowned cantors, choirs and Jewish music experts from the UK, Europe, Israel and the US, across the spectrum of Jewish worship, led sessions and entertained us with their music.

Our cross-demominational faculty included:

Cantors Asher Hainovitz (Jerusalem),
Benny Rogosnitzky (New York),
Beny Maissner (Toronto), 
Deborah Katchko-Gray (Ridgefield, USA),
Jeremiah Lockwood (New York),
Netanel Baram (Los Angeles),
Isidoro Abramowicz (Berlin),
Leah Frey-Rabine (Germany), 
Sofia Falkovitch (Paris),
Paul Heller (London),
Aviya Nachshon (Herzliya),
Aviv Weinberg (Celle),
and Alina Treiger (Berlin)
With Professor Mark Kligman (Los Angeles)
Plus Choirs The London Cantorial Singers and
Kol Rina Choir Jerusalem 

Session highlights included:

There were also two great new features this year….  

….plus there were the usual regulars of Masterclasses with signature cantors, the Open Mic,
a full programme of daily and Shabbat services, networking, and the Gala Concert on the last evening of the Convention.

The full programme for what you missed is here and the Convention is reprised fully in our December newsletter.

The 14th European Cantors Convention was presented by the European Cantors Association (ECA) in association with the Federation of the Hungarian Jewish Communities (MAZSIHISZ) and was supported by Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience and the Mickey Katz Endowed Chair, UCLA and the Jewish Music Institute SOAS University of London