WHERE: Great Britain

CALL FOR PAPERS: Magnified and Sanctified: the Music of Jewish Prayer

Conference: Magnified and Sanctified: the Music of Jewish Prayer

University of Leeds, UK
Tuesday 16 – Friday 19 June 2015

For the first time in Britain an International Academic Conference is being
devoted to the music of Jewish prayer. Internationally acclaimed scholars in
Jewish liturgical music will lead the programme presented jointly by the
School of Music, University of Leeds and the Academic Wing of the European
Cantors Association.

CALL FOR PAPERS (see more)…

Ayelet Rose at The Forge –London

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
7:30pm in UTC+01
A rare London performance by international vocalist / composer Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, as she passes through, en-rout to New York, where she will perform at the Metropolitan Museum with composer John Zorn’s Mycale quartet.

Get Tickets:www.forgevenue.org

Originally from Jerusalem, tonight Ayelet will be singing in Hebrew and English. Her lush, individual sound, combining Jazz, Jewish and Middle-Eastern music is enhanced by percussionist Guy Schalom – one of London’s most prominent musicians – leader of The Baladi Blues Ensemble.

Forge Music and Arts Venue
3-7 Delancey Street, NW1 7NL
London, United Kingdom

2013 European Cantors Convention

The European Cantors Association is delighted to announce the next European Cantors Convention.

It will take place in London, at Central Synagogue, from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 June 2013, followed by a Shabbaton 21/22 June. The convention will open with a concert on Monday 17 June.

The Guest cantors will be the incredible composer, practitioner and educator Sol Zim from New York, and the outstanding teacher / practitioner who proved so excellent and popular last year Yehezkel Klang from Israel.

This convention is for practicing prayer leaders of all backgrounds, for choirmasters and choristers and for congregants – and for anyone interested in the music of the synagogue. The subject will be Shabbat Unwrapped: We will be working in small groups with our guest teachers to uncover everything you need to know about the music of Shabbat services.…
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December Klezmer Events in London

Friday 7 December, Pages of Hackney, 7pm
Winter Warmer with the London Klezmer Quartet. Mulled wine, mince
pies, CDs, books etc. www.londonklezmerquartet.com
Reserve a seat on 020 8525 1452. Tickets: £7
Pages Bookshop, 70 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0RN

Sunday 9 December, Calthorpe Arms, Kings Cross
Klezmer workshop and monthly jam session
Workshop with Susi Evans 1-2pm; jamming 2-4. Entry: £5 on the door.
Download tunes ( http://www.ilanacravitz.com/music&sound.htm )
Upstairs room, Calthorpe Arms, 252 Gray’s Inn Rd, London W1X 8JR

London Klezmer Quartet

Upcoming Performances of The London Klezmer Quartet

Sunday 9 September, Klezmer in the Park, 2pm
Regents Park Bandstand, Regents Park, London NW1 4NR.
The event runs 1-5pm.
Event info ( http://www.jmi.org.uk/event/klezmer-in-the-park/ )

Monday 8 October, Bookmarks Bookshop, 6.30pm
Sholem Aleykhem Comrade! Music and words portraying Jewish life in
revolutionary times presented by LKQ with David Rosenberg and Julia
Bard of Jewish Socialist Magazine.
Bookmarks Bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QE

Wednesday 31 October, The Red Hedgehog, 7.30pm
An evening of Yiddish song and music, with LKQ and Yuri Vedenyapin. In
association with the Spiro Ark ( http://www.spiroark.org/events ).
The Red Hedgehog, 255 – 257 Archway Road, Highgate, London N6 5BS
Event info (
http://www.spiroark.org/events/828/london-klezmer-quartet/ )
Book tickets at
http://www.spiroark.org/events/tickets/267%20/london-klezmer-quartet
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European Cantors Association Report

Against the backdrop of the distinct possibility that chazanut and Jewish
liturgical music will become a fading remnant of a once traditional world
within Anglo Jewry, European and UK cantors assembled in Manchester for the
7th Annual European Cantors Convention. This took place from 2 – 5 July
2012, and hosted the launch of the European Cantors Association (ECA).

This new platform gave young cantors fresh resolve to engage with the
challenges they face. Working ECA Groups are being established in the North,
in London and in Europe to deal with local issues. A study day on the High
Holidays has been held in Manchester. The 2013 Convention is being planned
for London possibly with Dudu Fisher as guest. There is a growing group of
rabbinic supporters.…
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She’Koyokh in London

10th December, 7.30pm (doors 6.45)
St Ethelburga’s Centre, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG
Tickets: £12.00

St. Ethelburga’s are delighted to welcome back She‚ÄôKoyokh once
again. This fabulously gifted Klezmer band, at ease performing in any
environment. Inspired by the confluence of Eastern Europe’s musical
cultures and traditions, this international ensemble have forged a
sound straight from London’s melting pot Рan exceptionally diverse
repertoire of exhilarating, soulful Eastern European Jewish, Balkan,
Turkish and Gypsy music.

Tel: 07776136609
email: music@stethelburgas.org

She’Koyokh final Cafe Mostra appearance of 2011 next Thursday:
15 December, 8pm
Cafe Mostra, 86 Stoke Newington High Street
She’Koyokh http://www.shekoyokh.co.uk/

First International Terezin Music Conference

Leeds College of Music (UK) is proud to announce it first International
Terezin Music Conference in February 2012, and the launch of the Terezin Music Hub.
For more information, call for papers, booking, draft programme, etc, please visit:

http://www.lcm.ac.uk/research-enterprise-conferences-terezin-music-conference.htm

Feel free to contact terezinmusic@lcm.ac.uk for further details, and follow the Hub on Twitter: @TerezinMusicHub

Klezmer in London, Sussex, Hampshire and Edinburgh

Late Summer Schedule for klezmer in London, Sussex, Hampshire and Edinburgh
ilana cravitz
For more klezmer info and resources e-mail
klezmer@hotmail.co.uk
, or
visit www.ilanacravitz.com

Tuesday 2 August
7pm
Hackney, London
LKQ Summer Cooler @ Pages of Hackney
70 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0RN

The ever-popular London Klezmer Quartet returns to Pages with a Summer
Cooler event. Enjoy live music, Pimms and strawberries while you shop
for your holiday reading with 10%discount at Clapton’s independent
bookseller.
Entry £5 on the door

Join Zemel Choir for Sephardi Choral Workshops and Concert

Spread over two Sundays, 12 June and 26 June culminating in a final public
concert on 26 June, the Zemel Choir invites you to take part in the annual event
called “Celebrate with Song”. This year the music will be Sephardi, from France,
Italy Spain and the Middle East. There will be professional vocal coaches to teach
singing techniques and a brief lecture on the history of Sephardi music will be
given. The event is open to everyone who ever fancied singing, or who already does
sing, whether in a choir or in the bath. For more information and an application
form please contact cws@zemelchoir.org

The Zemel Choir is the UK’s leading mixed voice Jewish choir. For more information about the workshops, visit:
http://www.zemelchoir.org/
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Join London Klezmer Orchestra Practice

Monday 21 Feburary 2011
6.30-8pm
London Klezmer Orchestra
One KX, 120 Cromer Street, London WC1H 8BS
(Corner of Judd Street, off the Euston Road directly opposite St
Pancras/British Library)

The London Klezmer Orchestra meets to practice repertoire and arrange
music in a relaxed environment. All instruments and levels welcome.

Session £5

Future dates: March 7 & 21
Friday 25 Feburary Evening
Hampshire Hopkele
Itchen Abbas & Avington Village Hall, Main Road,
Itchen Abbas, Nr Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1BQ

Guy Schalom leads a hop with the London Klezmer Quartet. For more
details email klezmer@hotmail.co.uk

Hopkele – Klezmer Keilidh

Time Sunday, February 13 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location Cecil Sharp House
2 Regents Park Road, London NW1 7AY
The Hopkele Klezmer Keilidh phenomenon returns to London this winter. Old style Jewish ceilidh featuring circle, square and chain dances. No experience necessary.

Klezmer dance leading by Guy Schalom with live klezmer music from the Hopkele House Band lead by Ilana Cravitz.

Book online here: http://ilanacravitz.com/shop2.htm
Or Call: 077149 45971

Klezmer Klimax!

Wednesday 11th August 2010 · 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Location The Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, London N1 2XD

More Info Frank London of the Klezmatics and an impressive line-up of American, European and British klezmer stars bring the rhythms and excitement of Eastern European party music to the heart of London. With Michael Alpert, Deborah Strauss, Jeff Warschauer, Merlin Shepherd, Andreas Schmitges, Ilana Cravitz, Ros Hawley, Paul Tkachenko, Guy Schalom, Emma Stiman, Stewart Curtis and Maurice Chernick. Concert is presented by the Jewish Music Institute (JMI) as part of KlezFest London.

* Doors: 7:00 pm
* Price: £17.50 adv + booking fee, £20 on the door
* Entry: All Ages
* Room(s): Chapel

June in London

some Jewish music events of interest in London are:
Saturday 12 June
4-5pm
Hopkele Klezmer Keilidh
Bermondsey Carnival, Southwark Park, London
Join us for revelry in the dance tent as part of the day’s festivities at
this free event. More information:
http://www.southwark.gov.uk/events/event/196/

Getting there:
* Bus: 1, 47, 78, 188, 255, 381, C10, P12
* Tube: Canada Water, Bermondsey
* Rail: South Bermondsey, Surrey Quays

Sunday 13 June
2-5pm
Klezmer workshop in Cambridge
The Hut, Fletcher’s Terrace, Cambridge

Back by popular demand! Similar to previous workshops with Ilana Cravitz, there will
be a chance to learn a tune and some accompaniment, and look at some of the
modes and style elements that make Klezmer so haunting and joyful.
Tickets £15 for the 3-hour workshop (includes tea and biscuits!).…
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London Klezmer Orchestra

Wednesday 11 November
7.30-9.30pm
London Klezmer Orchestra
The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, London N1

The London Klezmer Orchestra meets to practise repertoire and arrange music.
For further information call William Millis on 020 8969 7019. Tunes online.
Next session: Monday 23 November, 7.30-9.30pm at the same venue.

Entry £5

Saturday 14 November
3pm – 2am
Freylekh Klezmer Dance Band
The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, London N1

Peace House 50th Anniversary Celebration & Benefit. A riot of entertainment
to celebrate 50 years of Houseman’s peace activities.

Freylekh Klezmer Dance Band (Jess Cohen – oboe; Ilana Cravitz – violin;
Sarah Moore and Kath Moore – saxes; Martina Schwarz – accordion) plays at
10pm. Also on the bill: Ian Saville (magician), Leon Rosselson (folk
singer).

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Ilana Cravitz workshop in Cambridge

Sunday 19 July
2-5pm
Klezmer Workshop
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
Ilana Cravitz (fiddle),teaches klezmer tunes and style, including modes,
ornamentation and accompaniment, and even few dance steps.

Cost: £13
To register email Marc Jackson on marccj@hotmail.com or call him on 07846
379 370

9-14 August

KlezFest London
SOAS, Vernon Square campus, Kings Cross, London

A fantastic week of playing, singing and dancing. Includes workshops, jams,
a tribute evening on 10 August for Jim Marcovitch (see
http://www.ilanacravitz.com/jim.html) and a concert at the Jazz Cafe (12
August). See www.jmi.org.uk for more details.

Sunday 6 September
1-6pm
Simcha in the Park
Regents Park, London

An opportunity to dance with Ilana Cravitz and Guy Schalom all afternoon to
the UK’s foremost klezmer bands. See
http://www.jewishculture.org.uk/klezmerinpark2009.html for more details.

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London in August IZ YIDISH UN KLEZ

REMINDER!!!
Sunday 2 – Friday 7 August
Ot Azoy! This is the way – to Speak, Read and Write Yiddish in a week!
JMI famous crash course in Yiddish language and culture for beginners to advanced students
SOAS, University of London
Details and Registration www.jmi.org.uk 020 8909 2445 yvonne@jmi.org.uk
Presented by the Jewish Music Institute

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Sunday 9 – Friday 14 August
JMI KlezFest London

A week-long intensive, inspiring and fun-packed Summer School of traditional Eastern European Jewish music, song and dance for professionals and amateurs (grade 5 and above) of all ages and backgrounds. Focus on how to teach klezmer music and dance; playing in ensembles and learning by ear. Students can mix and match between playing, dancing and singing. Performances led by students and professionals at SOAS, Kings Cross Station, the Jazz Café and local bars.…
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Levontin 7 in London

Levontin 7 in London
Tuesday 12th May, from 7pm
Tel Aviv’s hippest live music, Levontin 7, visits London for one night only in
residence
at the Barfly in Camden. Come and listen to some of the best and most adventurous
sounds from London-based Israeli musicians Koby Israelite and Noam Inbar, Oy Division
and HaBiluim, and singer-songwriter Lail Arad.
Barfly, 49 Chalk Farm Road NW1
£10
Book online on JCC for London
or call 020 7431 9866

The Other Seder Songs

The Other Seder Songs
Thursday 26th March, 7:30pm
Oi Va Voi,Yiddish Twist Orchestra and Los Desterrados will rock out the JCC London’s
Other Seder. For the third consecutive year, we present our unique take on the Seder,
as each band performs a
song inspired by the after-dinner songs as the launching point for
their set.

London’s
superfly klezmer / punk / gypsy outfit Oi Va
Voigive us a sneak preview of their
forthcoming third album, Traveling the Face of the Globe.
The
JCC’s own creation, the fabulous Yiddish Twist
Orchestra, will set the dance floor swinging with their hard-dancing,
pulp fiction style 50s and 60s Yiddish surf twist!

Six-piece
Los Desterrados, who released their third
album, Miradores at the end of 2008, bring their mix of ladino, flamenco,
Moorish and Gypsy flavours to the Seder.…
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Zemel Choir in Celebration with Song

The ‘Celebration with Song’
event will be held on the 31 May and concluding in a concert on the
evening of 14 June 2009 at St John’s Smith Square London SW1.
This is the third year Zemel is participating, and the chorus is planning something a little bit different.
Their concert will be celebrating the output of Jewish music from a single country, the United
States of America. On the first date Zemel will be running a guest workshop
focusing on voice technique and other aspects of choral singing. This year
Zemel’s guest workshop leader will be the BBC’s Suzi Digby an experienced voice coach and conductor and well known to television audiences from her appearances on ‘Last Choir Standing’ and the
BBC’s ‘Choir of the Year’.…
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Strings at Witney

7/8 February 2009
Strings at Witney program is part of
Hands-On Music presents a weekend of workshops in Oxfordshire. Styles you can study include American old-time, Eastern European, Irish, Klezmer, and Scottish. Improvisation and accompaniment will also be covered.

Tutors include: Mairi Campbell, Pete Cooper, Matt Cranitch, Ilana Cravitz, Dave Francis, Gill Redmond, Joe Townsend.

Instruments welcome: violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, mandolin, banjo.
More information: http://www.whitecottagewebsites.co.uk/homweekends/
The weekends are held at HENRY BOX SCHOOL in Witney, a pleasant market town twelve miles west of Oxford, just off the A40 and with good public transport links. http://www.whitecottagewebsites.co.uk/homweekends/map.htm

The Other Seder Songs

Thursday 26th March, 7:30pm
Los Desterrados, Oi Va Voi and the Yiddish Twist Orchestrawill rock out the JCC’s
Other Seder. For the third consecutive year, we present our unique take on the Seder,
as each band performs a
song inspired by the after-dinner songs as the launching point for
their set.
Cualos son los uno
Six-piece Los Desterrados,
who released their third album, Miradores at the end of 2008, bring
their mix of ladino, flamenco, Moorish and Gypsy flavours to the Seder.
“Los
Destake the Medieval music of the Sephardic Jews, with its strong
Latin influences, and drag it effortlessly into the 21st Century with
lashings of Spanish folk and Balkan Soul to deliver a series of
rousing, melancholic songs that pulse with rhythm and feeling” (London Metro)
Adir Hu
London’s superfly klezmer / punk / gypsy outfit Oi Va Voi give us a sneak preview
of their forthcoming third album, Traveling the Face of the Globe.…
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Hopkele Klezmer Keilidh – a 21st Century Yiddish Barn Dance

Sunday 25 January 2009 at Cecil Sharp House, NW1 Doors open 7.15 for first
dance at 7.45pm

Beat those winter blues with this post-festive season dance event for the
whole family.

Marking the third anniversary of Hopkele Productions, Klezmer Dance “Kaller”
Guy Schalom will lead East European Yiddish circle, square and chain dances,
including freylekhs, sher, hora and bulgar along with a few surprises!

Klez-fiddler Ilana Cravitz and the Hopkele House Band (Ros Hawley, Yair
Shleider, Paul Moylan) will put that extra spring in your step with the
Jewish party music known as Klezmer.

Tickets £12 or £10 advance/concs. Venue: Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park
Road LONDON NW1 7AY (Camden Town / Chalk Farm Tubes)

BOOK ONLINE: http://www.ilanacravitz.com/hopkele.htm or for postal bookings
(up to 22 Jan) Call: 0771 494 5971 or Email: hopkele@hotmail.co.uk.…
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Spiro Ark’s TZAVTA Hosts Steve Homes & Monica Acosta

Event: Steve Homes & Monica Acosta
“Sephardic Love Songs”
What: Concert
Host: Spiro Ark’s TZAVTA
Start Time: Sunday, January 25 at 7:30pm
End Time: Sunday, January 25 at 9:30pm
Where: The Spiro Ark Centre

Flamenco guitarist Steve Homes, percussionist Ulises Diaz and singer Monica Acosta will be performing some beautiful Sephardic Love Songs.
This concert is the third in a series of four over the coming months (to March 2009). Each concert will focus on a specific theme.
3. Sephardic Love songs
Sunday 25th January 2009 7:30 p.m.
4. Sephardic Wedding songs
Songs about Weddings and Mothers in law
Sunday 8th March 2009 7:30 p.m.
All concerts will take place at The Spiro Ark Centre
Tube: Marylebone
Tickets £12/£10 conc-members
More info:
www.spiroark.org
www.monicaacosta.com

Winter Happenings in London

Klezmer Workshop
Sunday 21 December 2008
12 – 1pm
London Klezmer Session
1 – 4pm
The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, N1

A festive version of the London klezmer session, which is once a month on a
Sunday afternoon. Bring an instrument and a tune, or just come to shmooze &
booze. The pub does great food and has comfy sofas, too… Info and tunes
are at http://www.ilanacravitz.com/jams.html.
Next date: Sunday 18 January.
Workshop £5; Jam £1.

NEW London Klezmer Orchestra
Monday 19 January 2008
7.30 – 9.30pm
Inn on the Green, 3 Thorpe Close,
Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5XL

Join the Klezmer Orchestra that meets every couple of weeks in Ladbroke
Grove. From trad klezmer to eclectic doyne-ish – you get to choose the
repertoire and help arrange the music.…
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Hop to Klezmer Workshops in London

Sunday 9 November 2008
Klezmer Workshop
12 – 1pm
London Klezmer Session
1 – 4pm
The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, N1
London klezmer session every second Sunday of the month. Bring an instrument
and a tune, or just come to shmooze & booze. The pub does great food and has
comfy sofas, too…
Info and tunes http://www.ilanacravitz.com/jams.html .
Next date: Sunday 21 December (NB DATE IS THIRD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH!)
Workshop £5; Jam £1.

Sunday 23 November 2008
5.30 – 9pm
Klezmer Barn Dance
Amersham Common Village Hall, 24 White Lion Road, Amersham HP7 9JD

Come along and dance your socks off at this fun event for grown-ups, kids
and all those in-between. With dance leading from Ilana Cravitz and live
music from the Hopkele House Band: Susi Evans (clarinet), Matt Bacon
(guitar) and Paul Moylan (bass).…
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FDT Klezmorim at ‘Across the Street, Around the World’, Kensington

Wednesday 1 October 2008
1 – 1.30 pm
FDT Klezmorim at ‘Across the Street, Around the World’, Kensington
Kensington Central Library, Phillimore Walk, W8 7RX
A lunchtime set with the band playing trad klezmer – old and new.
Ilana Cravitz (violin), Susi Evans (clarinet), Jim Marcovitch (accordion), Guy Schalom (drums), Paul Tkachenko (bass), Matt Bacon (guitar).
Free open-air event.
More events….

Rona Kenan Workshop

Rona Kenan Workshop
“An intimate session of music and talk.”
This event is planned to start at 6:00 pm on Jul 8, 2008 at SOAS.

an Israeli Singer/Songwriter on Tuesday 8th July (6 – 9pm) in a workshop all about her songs and the Israeli music scene. Plus there will be a jam afterwards so bring your instruments. Singer Songwriters all welcome!

Room G3, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG

Klezmer in London this June

Lunchtime Klezmer at QMC with FDT Klezmorim – Tuesday 10 June, 1-2pm

Klezmer from Old World to New, and back again. A journey beyond the borders
of time and space with a programme of old and new ‘traditional’ klezmer
music crossing the boundaries between Orient and Occident. Featuring Ilana
Cravitz
(fiddle), Susi Evans (clarinet), Jim Marcovitch (accordion), Matt
Bacon
(bazouki/guitar), Guy Schalom (drums), Paul Tkachenko (bass).

Free entry
The Curve, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

Freylekh Klezmer Dance Band – Saturday 21 June, 3-4.30pm

Enjoy up-beat klezmer from the all-women band plus much more.

Free entry

http://friendsofarnoldcircus.wordpress.com/

Studying Jewish music at SOAS

SOAS University of LondonThe Music Department runs BA, MMus and PhD degree programmes; all focus on world music, with the opportunity to specialize in regional traditions including Jewish musics, and to receive high-level training in performance. In the BA, Music can be combined with language studies, Development Studies, Anthropology and many other academic disciplines, while PhD projects can be practice-led, fieldwork-based, or theoretical.

Scholarship support is available for Jewish Music studies at SOAS via the recently inaugurated JMI Mildred Loss Studentships. Please contact Abigail Wood for application details. Specialist research resources include the JMI library, housed at SOAS.

BA Music Studies

Jewish music course options currently include:
· Aspects of Jewish Music (2nd/3rd year)
· Popular Music and Politics in Israel (2nd/3rd year)
· Klezmer music: roots and revival (2nd/3rd year)
· Performance options: klezmer (1st year); free choice of performance study (2nd and 3rd yars).…
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Klezmer workshop and concert in Leeds

Sunday April 27, 2008
Workshop 10am-1pm
Performance 3:00pm

Klezmer music and Yiddish dance workshop, led by Ilana Cravitz and Guy
Schalom
, with members of FDT Klezmorim and guests

10:00am Workshop for all and introduction to the afternoon’s concert
performance

Participants and observers will learn about the historical background and
cultural context of this Jewish music and the associated dances. They will
then have the opportunity to gain hands-on (or feet-on!) experience,
choosing either to study the music (style, ornamentation, accompaniment) in
more depth, or to learn some of the dances with experienced dance leader and
drummer Guy Schalom, with live music from members of the band. No previous
knowledge of klezmer music or dance required. Instrumentalists should be
grade 4 equivalent or above.

3:00pm Afternoon Concert: FDT Klezmorim – Bessarabia – London –
Philadelphia: Klezmer from Old World to New, and back again

A journey beyond the borders of time and space with a programme of old and
new ‘traditional’ Jewish music crossing the boundaries between Orient and
Occident.…
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The Great East End Treasure Hunt

London –The Great East End Treasure Hunt: A quest for a long lost past Sunday 6th April
from 2pm

Stumble around the East End and watch the Jewish history of this area unfurl with
musicians, treasure clues, actors and bagels. Sign up in groups to discover some
stories, fall upon soup kitchens, bump into klezmer players and search for
disappearing
synagogues.

We’ll scatter signposts, clues, artists including performer Judy Batalion, live
musicians and hidden items along the roads of the East End, taking you on a two
hour tour around a Jewish world that has all but vanished.

The afternoon will finish at Corbett Place for tea, drinks and live music from
She’koyach.

Produced by YaD Arts for the JCC for London
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Meet at the Cable Street Mural, painted on the side of St.…
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New Live Music — Silent Film

http://www.yadarts.com/

Sunday 17th February 2008 at 4pm
SCORE: East and West with live music from Lemez Lovas, Rohan Kriwaczek
and Moshikop
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
£8.50/£6 conc/£4.50 under 15s from the Barbican ticket office: 0845 120
7527 or
http://www.barbican.org.uk/film

Part of the Barbican’s silent film / live music series, Lemez Lovas,
formerly of Oi Va Voi, directs guest musicians Moshikop and Rohan
Kriwaczek
in an irreverent live performance of a score for East and West
– especially prepared for the JCC – that played to sell-out audiences in
2005 and 2006.

In Sidney M. Goldin and Ivan Abramson’s silent movie (1923), streetwise
New Yorker Mollie (Molly Picon) travels to her demure cousin’s wedding
in a traditional Polish shtetl. Lovas, Moshikop and Kriwaczek’s cheeky
new score takes us from traditional klezmer to contemporary electronica,
from liturgical melancholy to party pop kitsch and from vaudeville to
breakbeat.…
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Music, Oppression and Exile Conference

Music, Oppression and Exile: The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century

International Conference, Senate House, University of London, 8-11 April
2008

‘Hitler tore a gaping hole in European culture and the damage has not yet
been repaired’. Nick Kimberley, The Observer, 2002.

With four days of papers from across the world this conference is set to be
one of the most significant symposia ever held on the subject. It will also
include sessions with families of the composers affected and presentations
from archives where their material is housed.

There will be films introduced by the makers We Want the Light on Music in
Germany
by Christopher Nupen and Music in Terezin by Simon Broughton.

The conference at the University of London will be followed on 12 and 13
April by two days of concerts, films and public lectures on Music in Exile,
presented by the Artists of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto at the
Cadogan Hall.…
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CELEBRATE WITH SONG 2008

Zemel Choir
Zemel Choir
Do you enjoy singing? Come and Celebrate…
Come and Sing 10 Centuries of Jewish Music
Join us for workshops and a concert at St John’s, Smith Square
Open to Intermediate and Experienced Choristers
Sponsored by the Zemel Choir and The Spiro Ark

Sunday 1st June 2008: Workshops and voice-training
Sunday 15th June 2008: Workshops and Concert
Price £30 (to include entry to concert)
Price £25 if booked before April 30th
To register, or for further information, call 020 8236 0317
(evenings), or email celebratewithsong@hotmail.com
Sponsored by the Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation
And with the support of The Jewish Music Institute

Come and share with us in the joy of Jewish choral music.
www.the-zemel-choir.org
e-mail: celebratewithsong@hotmail.com
www.spiroark.org
The workshop leaders: …read more….

Chicken Soup for the Ears

Sunday January 13, 2008 & Sunday February 10, 2008 1- 4pm
Come and join the London Klezmer Collective’s second-Sunday jam at the Cross
Kings, between 1 and 4pm.

While you’re playing (don’t forget to bring a tune to share) or listening,
eat lunch, have a coffee, booze, shmooze or just relax in the deep sofas and
convivial atmosphere of this great central London pub. There might even be a
bit of dancing and singing… Out-of-towners particularly welcome!

Klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of the Jews of eastern Europe, is
the flavour of the month. Anyone interested in playing or listening to
klezmer is welcome to come along; no experience is necessary. Join skilled
professionals, keen amateurs, home-grown talent and perhaps even some
international visitors. For more klezmer information and sheet music for
tunes we might play visit
http://www.ilanacravitz.com/jams.html
Entry: £1 donation towards publicity costs.…
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Chicken Soup for the Ears in London

Chicken Soup for the Ears –
Sunday 9 December, Sunday 13 January, Sunday 10 February, 1- 4pm

Come and join the London Klezmer Collective’s second-Sunday jam at the Cross
Kings, between 1 and 4pm.
The capital’s regular klezmer session has found a home at the Cross Kings
pub. While you’re playing or listening, eat lunch, have a coffee, booze,
shmooze or just relax in the deep sofas and convivial atmosphere of this
great central London pub. There might even be a bit of dancing and singing…
Out-of-towners particularly welcome!

Klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of the Jews of eastern Europe, is
the flavour of the month. Anyone interested in playing or listening to
klezmer is welcome to come along; no experience is necessary. Join skilled
professionals, keen amateurs, home-grown talent and perhaps even some
international visitors.…
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Chicken Soup for the Ears?

Come and join the London Klezmer Collective’s monthly second-Sunday jam at the Cross
Kings. Next session: Sunday 11 November between 1 and 4pm. Out-of-towners
particularly welcome!

The capital’s first regular klezmer session has found a home: the Cross Kings.
While you’re playing or listening, eat lunch, have a coffee, booze, shmooze or just
relax in the deep sofas and convivial atmosphere of this great central London pub.
There might even be a bit of dancing… The Cross Kings is at 126 York Way, London N1
0AX, a 10-minute walk from Kings Cross station with local parking. Visit
http://www.thecrosskings.co.uk/ for details.

The Zemel Choir Celebrates in Song

CELEBRATE WITH SONG– The Zemel Choir, in association with Jewish
Music Institute and the BBC “Play it Again” campaign

Do you enjoy singing?
Would you like to sing in a choir?
Join The ZEMEL Choir together with Pandemonium and the JFS Choir for
workshops 10 June (:& a concert 17 June St John’s, Smith Square
7.30pm. They specially welcome people who have experience of
singing, but have never had the opportunity to join a choir – also
experienced choristers – both Jewish and non-Jewish – who would like
to experience the rich tradition of Jewish choral music. If you would
like to sing in one of these groups, and to experience the pleasure
of singing Jewish choral music, please enrol 020 8236 0317
(evenings), or e-mail celebratewithsong@hotmail.com

Workshops:
10 June 10am-5.45pm
Dragon Hall, 17 Stukeley Street, London WC2B 5LT
Workshops for Intermediate and Experienced choral groups Massed choir
workshop Vocal workshop with acclaimed choral conductor Mike Brewer
Cost for Workshop participants: £30 (including concert ticket)

Concert
17th June 2007 7.30pm
St John’s, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA
Featuring performances by the Zemel Choir, Pandemonium (a choir for
young adults) and the JFS Choir.…
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Second European Cantors Convention, London

JMI Choral and Cantorial Section and Central Synagogue present the
Second European Cantors Convention, London
Tuesday June 19 — Thursday June 21, 2007

An unrivalled opportunity for practising and aspiring cantors from the UK,
Europe and further afield to share expertise and experience, learn new
melodies and be inspired by some of the greatest cantors in the world who
will be our honoured guests:

Asher Hainowitz, Yeshurun Synagogue, Jerusalem
Arie Subar, Congregation Beth Ora, Montreal
– Moshe Haschel, St John’s Wood Synagogue, London
Stephen Glass, Director of Music, Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, Montreal
Alexander Knapp, former Joe Loss lecturer in Jewish Music, London
University

The Cantors Convention will begin with a Concert ‘Chazanut ? Back to the
Future’
on Monday night 18 June and will be officially opened by the Chief
Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks The programme, as last year, will provide stimulating lectures, debates,
masterclasses and discussion on matters relevant to both practicing chazanim
and ba’alei t’fila.…
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Study Jewish Music at SOAS

The School of Oriental and African Studies, part of the University of
London, offers unique opportunities for the study of Jewish musics.

The SOAS Music department runs BA, MMus and PhD degree programmes; all focus
on world music, with the opportunity to specialize in regional traditions
including Jewish musics, and to receive high- level training in performance.
In the BA, Music can be combined with language studies, Development Studies,
Anthropology and many other academic disciplines, while PhD projects can be
practice-led, fieldwork-based, or theoretical.

SOAS is the only university in the UK with a dedicated lectureship in Jewish
music, established in memory of the late Jewish bandleader Joe Loss z”l.
Course options include a survey of Jewish musics, specialised units in
klezmer and in Israeli pop, individual research projects, and Jewish
performance options.…
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SOCALLED SEDER and more

Thursday 22nd March

SOCALLED SEDER: Socalled, Sophie Solomon, Bukky Leo, Max Reinhardt, Boujemaa
Bouboul
The Grand Hall, The Cobden Club, 170 Kensal Road, London W10 5BN (nearest
tube: Westbourne Grove)
Doors Open: 8pm Tickets: £8
Book online at www.jcclondon.org.uk or email
us to reserve your ticket. Door Policy at the Cobden Club requires your
names in advance.

The Slave Trade was made illegal in Britain in 1707. To mark these 200 years
of equality in the UK the JCC invites you to a blistering Passover affair of
live funk and hiphop, visual artistry and performance you will never forget:

Featuring:
SO CALLED: conducting a symphony of hip hop beats and old Jewish record
samples
SOPHIE SOLOMON: Europe’s most charismatic fiddler.
BUKKY LEO: Fela Kuti and Tony Allen’s afro-pioneering horns player.…
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SOCALLED SEDER in London

Thursday 22nd March, 2007
SOCALLED SEDER: Socalled, Sophie Solomon, Bukky Leo, Max Reinhardt, Boujemaa
Bouboul

The Grand Hall, The Cobden Club, 170 Kensal Road, London W10 5BN (nearest
tube: Westbourne Grove)
8pm. £8
Book online at www.jcclondon.org.uk to reserve your ticket. Door Policy at the Cobden Club requires your names in advance.
The Slave Trade was made illegal in Britain in 1707. To celebrate these 200
years of equality in the UK the JCC invites you to a blistering Passover
affair of live funk and hiphop, visual artistry and performance you will
never forget:

Featuring:
SO CALLED: conducting a symphony of hip hop beats and old Jewish record
samples
SOPHIE SOLOMON: Europe’s most charismatic Jewish fiddler.
BUKKY LEO: Fela Kuti and Tony Allen’s afro-pioneering horns player.…
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Simcha on the Square at Trafalgar Square, London

A Celebration of British Jewish Culture in the presence of deputy Mayor of London, Nicky Gavron. Marking 350 years of British Jewish life. All welcome. Admission Free. Bring a Shofar to Grafalgar Square for a mass Shofar blast at around 2pm. Sunday, Spet. 17, 2006 1:00pm-7:00pm.
Hear Danny Shine’s Neshama Jewish Wedding Band, Three Cantors, The London Jewish Male Choir, She’Koyakh’s top tapping klezmer, Mor Karbasi, The Ronnie Scott’s Legacy Quartet in a jazz tribute, Los Desterrados, The Sophie Solomon Band’s world music, Merlin and Polina Shepherd with special guests, Rivers of Babylon Iraqi Jewish music, and featuring Jewish Lad’s and Girls Brigade, and the Jewish Youth Choir, Oranim and Ntzanim dance troupes and more. Deliciou food and lots of exhibitions of Jewish history and culture.…
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Radio Gagarin: Experiments in Sunday Socialism

Sunday 16th July 6pm – 1am
Radio Gagarin: Experiments in Sunday Socialism
Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London W12
6pm – 1a.m. £5.

After a run of successive roadblocks, Radio Gagarin is back with the latest
in a series of regular Gypsy Balkan Russian Klezmer mash-ups at the NHAC.

The Commissar continues to pledge exclusive new music from your hosts the
Gagarin Allstars, plus special guests, internationally renowned, Mama Matrix
with Daz Dolczech, poetry from Tim Cumming, performance from Friends of
Gagarin, Marxist-Leninist alienation from art/animation/video installations
for the Proletariat from state artists Adrian Philpott & Cathy Gale; frozen
vodka & rakiya galore and resident DKs (Dancefloor Komissars) Max Reinhardt
& Misha Maltsev sweating it out in the Gypsy Diskoteka til’ the road of
excess has led us to the place of wisdom.…
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Leeds Hopkele

Hopkele III – the summer Klezmer Keilidh

Whether you’re in London or Leeds you can dance the summer night away to
live klezmer music–
Leeds Hopkele
When? Wednesday 12 July. Doors open 7.15pm
What? Yiddish barn dance with Steven Weintraub calling
Where? Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Community Centre, 311 Stonegate Road, Leeds
LS17 8AZ (no. 71 bus)
Tickets? £9/£7 concs. Call Tracy Bickler on 0113 218 5824 or hopkele@hotmail.co.uk

Cantorial Summer School Progressive Tradition 2006

The Sabbath in the Progressive Tradition
L’chu N’ran’nah L’Adonai – Come let us sing to the Eternal One!
A four-day intensive course for synagogue musicians, worship leaders, choir
directors, and all lovers of Jewish music.
Course Director, Cantor Josee Wolff (New York)
Sunday 18 June – Wednesday 21 June 2006
Daily 10.30am – 5.30pm
West London Synagogue, 33 Seymour Place, London, W1
Full rate: £165 students rate £120. Daily rate: £45
Registration and more details Tel: 020 8909 2445
e-mail: jewishmusic@jmi.org.uk
Website: www.jmi.org.uk

SP!EL @ the Hampstead Theatre London

Sunday 23rd April 7pm – 11pm
Tracy Ann Oberman, Maureen Lipman, David Aaronovitch, Norman Lebrecht, Max
Wigram and more…
SP!EL @ the Hampstead Theatre and the new Jewish Community Centre for London
Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue Swiss Cottage, NW3 3EU
Price: £12 /£11 concessions
Book on 0207 722 9301 or online at www.hampsteadtheatre.com

At SP!EL, four guests including Maureen Lipman, Tracy Ann Oberman, Norman
Lebrecht and Max Wigram with host David Aaronovitch will chew the fat over
contemporary cultural events, surrounded by sneak live previews of new
albums, plays, performance and books by visiting bands, actors and
contemporary dancers.

We will feature a performance from Three Admirers, a newly commissioned
piece from the works of Isaac Bashevis Singer, adapted by the award-winning
Samuel Adamson and directed by Mark Rosenblatt plus dj Max Reinhardt in the
bar after the show.…
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KlezFest London 2006 alongside a Jewish Song School this summer

KlezFest London 2006 Sunday 13-Friday 18 August
Jewish Song School Sunday 13-Friday 18 August
Ot Azoy! Yiddish Course Sunday 6-Friday 11 August

KlezFest London is a hands-on learning experience with luminaries of the Klezmer revival
from Europe and America, focusing on the style, ornamentation, rhythm and repertoire of
Eastern European Jewish music, song and dance. It is an inspirational and life-enhancing
experience for amateur and professional instrumentalists and singers. In 2006, KlezFest
includes a special parallel strand for professional klezmer players as well as the
parallel Song School. KlezFest is preceded by a fantastic one-week Yiddish course ideal
for complete beginners and for singers but catering also for advanced language students.
Booking is now open and details and registration can be found on Web www.jmi.org.uk

Central in Song at Wix Hall, Central Synagogue in London

Wednesday 21 December
Central in Song at Wix Hall, Central Synagogue
Address: 36 Hallam Street, London, W1N 6NN,
7.30pm
Phone:020 7580 1355.

Music at Central presents music written for the synagogue performed by its cantor
Steven Leas and the choirs of Central Synagogue and the Choir of London at Central
Synagogue on Wednesday 21 December, at 7.30pm.

This exciting collaboration sees Steven Leas and the Choir of Central Synagogue, who
performed before the Queen last year at Westminster Palace, joined by the men of the
highly acclaimed Choir of London, an ensemble of some of the UK’s finest choral
singers who are particularly noted for their innovative cross-cultural projects, and
who performed in Jerusalem and Ramallah last year.

The programme, accompanied and introduced by Stephen Glass, includes settings of
prayers and psalms, from Renaissance polyphony to modern arrangements.…
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‘The Whitechapel Windmill’ and A Seminar on Jewish Boxers of London’s East End

Tuesday 29 March 2005
A Seminar on Jewish Boxers of London’s East End
And excerpts from a brand new opera
‘The Whitechapel Windmill’
by Howard Frederics
The opera deals with the life of the famous Jewish boxer from the East End Jack ‘Kid’ Berg
(born Judah Bergman) covering aspects of his fascinating life. and 2 lectures on the
history of Jewish boxing in Britain.
7.30pm Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Square, London WC1
e-mail blooms.theatre@ucl.ac.uk 020 7388 8822
details from Clive Bettington 07941 367 882 c.bettington@jeecs.org.uk
supported by the Kessler Foundation. The Jewish Institute (University College London),
Kingston University
and is part of the International Forum for Yiddish Culture project supported by the
Heritage Lottery Fund.

The London Jewish Male Choir (LJMC)

The London Jewish Male Choir (LJMC) is delighted to announce a
pre-Chanukah 2004 concert featuring the LJMC and SHIR – a London based
quartet specializing in Jewish music from Eastern Europe and Israel – at
the Artsdepot, the new theatre at Tally Ho Corner, Finchley on Wednesday
December 1st. 8pm
The concert will feature a mixture of Klezmer, Yiddish, Cantorial, Ladino,
Chassidic and Israeli music performed by two of London’s top Jewish
musical acts. This will be the first major performance conducted by the
LJMC’s new Musical Director Michael Etherton.
The Artsdepot is a state of the art 400 seat theatre and “cultural centre”
which opened in September 2004.
Tickets are available from the box office 020 8449 0048. Priced 15 (pounds)
more information on the LJMC at www.ljmc.org.uk
more information on Shir can be found at www.shirmusic.co.uk
more information on the Artsdepot can be found at www.artsdepot.co.uk…
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The Sound and Light Cinematic Duo

The Sound and Light Cinematic Duo (Merlin Shepherd/ clarinet, bass clarinet and Polina
Shepherd / piano) are performing new and traditional Jewish music to accompany the Yuri
Morozov Jewish Film Archive (Kiev).
and as part of the UK Jewish Film Festival

17th October, London, the Screen on the Hill
14th November, Birmingham, Mac
18th November, Manchester, The Cornerhouse
28th November, Nottingham, Broadway Cinema
also as part of the Brighton Festival of Jewish Music

5th December, Brighton, Sallis Benny Theatre
for more information http://www.ukjewishfilmfestival.org.uk/

Yiddish songs and dances in Regents Park London

When JMI KlezFest London opens on Sunday 8 August, all London hears about
it – as the biggest UK klezmer band will assemble round the bandstand at
Regents Park (its too big to be ON the bandstand) last year there were 69
players, this year we expect to break that record. If you are in or near
London please bring your instruments and join us in the ‘Inner Circle’ (this
is a Road Direction as well as an emotional state) from 3.00-6.00pm
…more!…

Something Jewish in UK

from London, England and
Leslie Bunder is now running a number of Jewish websites including SomethingJewish.co.uk and Jewish.net
She is launching a dedicated Jewish music site covering all types of Jewish music (of course where there are clearlyJewish influences and content withni them).
They are also broadcasting a weekly Jewish music show called the SomethingJewish Radio Show and have featured, played and interviewed people from The Klezmatics through to Jewish rapper Remedy Ross.