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Classes, Workshops, Summer Schools and Conferences

There are many courses, workshops and choirs you can join to participate in Jewish music of all kinds.

They are listed in date order with the latest events at the top.

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January 2012
Yiddish Classes and Activities in London and Beyond (click to view word document)

August 2012
Sunday 12 – Friday 17 August 2012
Ot Azoy! – Yiddish crash course

Tumbala! – Specialist Yiddish song course
run concurrently at SOAS Vernon Square Campus, Penton Rise, London WC1X 9EW

July 2012
(precise dates to be announced)
KlezFest Caravan at the World Music Summer School
klezmer music and dance at SOAS Russell Square Campus

Sunday 11 November 2011
Klezmer Day at SOAS
10.30am – 5pm at SOAS, London
Supported by the JMI Klezmer Caravan
Spend a day learning and playing klezmer with the UK’s leading performers and teachers: Ilana Cravitz (violin), Susi Evans (clarinet), and Francesca Ter-Berg (cello)
Sessions for those less familiar with klezmer will include learning tunes and investigating klezmer modes, style and ensemble playing.
For more experienced players we’ll have sessions on doynes and dance sets, as well as the opportunity to workshop pieces of your choice.
Come for the full day, or for half a day (morning session is 10.30am-1.30pm, afternoon session is 2pm-5pm).
Book early if you’d like a 40-minute individual lesson with one of the JMI Klezmer Caravan’s fabulous teachers.
Finish your day at the amazing pre-Hanukah Hopkele Klezmer Keildih, where Guy Schalom will be leading traditional Yiddish dancing with the London Klezmer Quartet providing live music (see www.ilanacravitz.com/hopkele.htm). There’s a special discount offer for Klezmer Day attendees of £10. Doors open 7.15pm at Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, London NW1 7AY (Camden Town tube)
Staff Ilana Cravitz (violin), Susi Evans (clarinet), Francesca Ter-Berg (cello)
Venue SOAS Main Building, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG. Tube stations: Euston, Russell Square.
Level the day would suit players of Grade 4 or equivalent facility and upwards.
Queries and further information email klezmer@hotmail.co.uk or call Ilana Cravitz on 0782 551 0881
Lessons on a first-come first-served basis. Preference will be given to those attending the workshops.

Sunday 11th December 2011
Hopkele Klezmer Keilidh
A 21st Century Yiddish barn dance with live music for the whole family!
The Hopkele Klezmer Keilidh phenomenon will hit London again this winter. It’s the familiar ceildih format, with one essential difference - it’s old-style Jewish, rather than Celtic! Klezmer dance “kaller” Guy Schalom will lead and teach traditional Eastern European Yiddish circle, square and chain dances, along with live klezmer music from the London Klezmer Quartet.
£15/£12 concessions
Cecil Sharp House - 2 Regents Park Rd, London NW1 7AY
Tube: Camden Town
Doors: 7:15pm / First Dance: 7.45pm
Hopkele Productions supported by JMI
07714 945971 or book online:
www.ilanacravitz.com/hopkele.htm

Starts Wednesday 5 October 2011
SOAS Klezmer Ensemble
With Francesca Ter-Berg (cello), Nicki Maher (clarinet), Sally Russell (cello), Rachel Weston(voice).
The ensemble is for intermediate and advanced level instrumentalists and singers - past experience of klezmer playing is not necessary. Repertoire is taught largely by ear.
Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm during term time.
First session of Autumn term: 5 October 2011
Membership is £15 per term.
School of Oriental and African Studies,
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
contact francesca@jmi.org.uk for further details.

25–25 September 2011
Klezmer Caravan in Edinburgh
Dear friends, musicians, singers, and klezmer lovers of Edinburgh.........
Hot from London’s Klezfest and wending their way northwards, four of the UK’s finest klezmer musicians - Merlin Shepherd, Polina Shepherd, Ilana Cravitz, and Guy Schalom will be appearing in Edinburgh on 24th and 25th of September 2011.
Put the date in your diary for............

A feast of performance and workshops, kicking off on Saturday 24th September with ‘Leith’s Welcome to the Klezmer Karavan’ - A sizzling night of riotous Eastern European celebratory music and songs to make you laugh, cry, and dance!
The Village 16 South Fort Street Edinburgh, EH6 4DN
Doors open 7.30pm . Tickets £12
Followed on Sunday 25th September with
Klezmer and Yiddish song workshops
Learn some style tips and great tunes, songs and dances from Merlin (clarinet), Ilana (fiddle), Polina (song), Guy (percussion and dance).Bring and instrument or come and sing. No experience of klezmer needed.
ut of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh EH6 8RG
10am – 5pm, Tickets £40 (£33 concession)
Click on biturl.net/klezmerkaravan for tickets for Saturday night and for Sunday workshops. Limited places so book early to avoid disappointment!
For more information on KLezmer Karavan weekend contact Sharon Jacobsen or Gica Loening at klezkaravanscot@virginmedia.com

Sunday 14 – Friday 19 August 2011
Ot Azoy! JMI Yiddish Crash Course
SOAS University of London
The famous JMI one week immersion in Yiddish Language and Culture will take place in August. Led again by Helen (Khayele) Beer with Sonya Pinkusowitz, Heather Valencia and Lily Kahn and with Barry Davis presenting films, and Shura Lipovsky teaching Yiddish through song, this course is a life changing and exhilarating experience.  To see what others have said in the past and register for this year go to the
Ot Azoy! pages.

Sunday 14 – Friday 19 August 2011
Tumbala! advanced Yiddish Song Course
SOAS University of London
Running parallel with Ot Azoy! (the famous one week immersion in Yiddish Language and song) we are again mounting a special course for singers wishing to engage in Yiddish Repertoire.  Singers will learn the basics of the Yiddish language in the mornings and in the afternoons some of the finest exponents of Yiddish song from Europe and America including Shura Lipovsky and Joanne Borts, Polina Shepherd and Hilda Bronstein (tbc) will guide singers in pronunciation, meaning, style and interpretation of this huge heritage of amazing songs.  To read what a past student said last year and register for this year go to the
Tumbala! page.

Monday– Friday 4-8 July (5.00pm – 9.00pm
The JMI KlezFest Caravan comes to the World Music Summer School at SOAS for 2011   

Get your KlezFest fix – by joining
Merlin Shepherd (clarinet)
Ilana Cravitz (fiddle)

Ros Hawley (clarinet)
Guy Schalom (percussion and dance)
For exciting early and late evening sessions in klezmer music and dance – part of an exciting summer school on the musics of the world taking place at SOAS Russell Square Campus, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG.
Klezmer music – the vibrant and emotive celebratory wedding music and dance of the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe in times past – will be taught in two separately bookable consecutive 2-hour sessions (5pm – 7pm and 7pm – 9pm) from Monday to Friday 4 – 8 July 2011. Both sessions will cater for players on any instrument from grade 3 or equivalent – up to advanced and professional players, whether new to klezmer or already experienced.  They will cover repertoire, context, modes, ornamentation, rhythm and style of klezmer music. Dancers are also welcome for the 7pm – 9pm sessions
The courses are presented by the JMI KlezFest Caravan and led by some of Britain’s most renowned and sought after klezmer performers and teachers.
Students can book for either one, or both sessions Monday to Friday  5 – 7pm and 7 – 9pm. 
5 – 7pm Basics of Klezmer and for advanced players – the Meron Style   £75
7 – 9pm Ensemble Skills and for advanced players, Klezmer for Dancing  £75    (£135 if doing both sessions)

Saturday 4 / Sunday 5 June  
The KlezFest Caravan comes to Norfolk
with Yiddish Song and Klezmer Music workshops (and concert Sat 4 June 8.00pm)
The workshops run over two days on Saturday 4 June 3pm - 5.15 and Sunday 5 June 10am - 4pm
£45 (or £38 before 1st May) one day only option available on request
St Thomas Parish Hall, Earlham Road, Norwich
Yiddish Singing Workshop with Polina Shepherd
Led by Polina Shepherd, one of Britain's leading musicians in this field, this workshop is open to all singers and requires no ability to read music.
Participants will learn traditional Chassidic songs and Nigunim without words by ear and will be introduced to the specific ornamentations of this singing style.
Klezmer Instrumental Workshops with Merlin Shepherd
Led by internationally admired Klezmer clarinettist Merlin Shepherd, this workshop is open to all instrumentalists from a range of backgrounds and abilities, though not suitable for complete beginners on their instruments. Participants will learn Klezmer tunes mostly by ear and will be taught how to make Eastern European Jewish sounds on their instruments, introducing them to the ornamentation and phrasing of this music.
To register for the workshops, please contact Jane Wallace 01603 505215 or email earlhamroader@yahoo.co.uk  
Saturday, 4 June 8pm (doors open from 7.30)
Merlin and Polina Shepherd in Concert
A fantastic night of lively and haunting Klezmer tunes from Merlin and Polina's repertoire.
St Thomas Parish Hall
Tickets £8 in advance or £10 on the door (£5 if booked with a workshop)
To book concert tickets contact: Prelude Records 25B St Giles Street Norwich 01603 628319

Friday (evening) 1 April to Sunday Lunchtime 3 April 2011
KlezNorth Weekend 2011 Youlgrave, Derbyshire
Workshops in Klezmer Music, Dance, and Yiddish Song
Using The Village Hall as our base, Northern Klezmorim lead a variety of workshops: including instrumental workshops, dance sessions and workshops, jam sessions, Yiddish song workshops, also talks on the historical context of Klezmer. As well as daytime refreshments, Saturday lunch and evening meal, and Sunday lunch are all included in the ticket price.
Weekend Ticket (arrange own local accommodation) £35.00
Weekend Ticket (Indoor Camping with 2 Breakfasts) £50.00
Location: The Village Hall, Holywell Lane, Youlgrave, DE45 1UW, Derbyshire
Book via judithplowman@twobroadbeans.co.uk or klezmernorth@jmi.org.uk
Or call Judith on 01457 853315.
Click here for ‘KlezNorth Weekend information leaflet and booking form’

Sunday 30 January10:00am – 7:00pm
Jewish Music Fair
Choose from 25 different workshops throughout the day with a chance to perform, participate, listen, learn, chat, network, eat, drink and have a stimulating or relaxing day depending on your mood. Some of Britain’s finest Jewish musicians will inspire and teach you from a vast array of topics. There will be stalls featuring many Jewish music societies and organisations you may wish to join and CDs and music for you to browse and purchase.
North Western Reform Synagogue Alyth Gardens NW11 7EN
A crèche is available for small children and refreshments will be available all day from a variety of kiosks. A bagel lunch can be purchased on site.
Visit www.jewishmusicfair.co.uk to get application forms.

Starting Tuesday 18 January  2011
Sing your Roots - Yiddish Song Workshops  
Take an inspiring journey with award-winning Yiddish singer Hilda Bronstein through Eastern European Jewish history as it unfolds through the world of Yiddish Song. Previous participants have called this 'enriching', 'uplifting', 'heart-warming', and 'confidence building' No previous singing experience or knowledge of Yiddish required.
Tuesday evenings 7.30 – 9.30pm.
Full course of 9 sessions starting January 18th 2011: £90, One-off sessions: £12 per session
Edgware and District Reform Synagogue, 18 Stonegrove, Edgware HA6 8AB
Also occasional Sunday afternoon sessions (dates to be announced) at Maidenhead Synagogue, Grenfell Lodge, Ray Park Road, Maidenhead, Berks SL6 8QX
Contact Hilda: 01494 680260 or 07778 501215 Email: hilda@chiribim.com Or visit www.chiribim.com

20 January – 24 March 2011
The New East European choir at UCL
The Winter season 2011 continues…
Music lovers of all backgrounds and singing levels are welcome, and no previous singing experience or knowledge of languages is necessary.
Teaching is conducted by ear.
We will be working on Yiddish, Chassidic Niggunim, Russian,
Bulgarian, Macedonian, Ukrainian and other songs taught by East European choir leaders.
Weekly sessions on Thursdays 6.30 – 8.00 pm. Starts 20 January 2011.
£5 per session, first taster session can be paid separately, remaining 9 sessions to be paid in advance (£45) after the first session.
Hebrew and Jewish Studies/Spanish Common Room 3rd floor
Foster Court at University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT
Contact h.beer@ucl.ac.uk or ashkenazim@mail.ru.

12 January - 23 March 2011
SOAS Klezmer Ensemble
After a productive and diverse first term, SKE continues into the Spring term starting on 12 January 2011.
With Francesca Ter-Berg (cello), Nicki Maher (clarinet), Sally Russell (cello), Rachel Weston (voice).
The ensemble is for intermediate and advanced level instrumentalists and singers - past experience of klezmer playing is not necessary. Repertoire is taught largely by ear.
Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm during term time.
First session of Spring term: 12 Jan 2011
Membership:£15 per term.
School of Oriental and African Studies,
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
For more info on klezmer and the ensemble, please go to www.jmi.org.uk, or email francesca@jmi.org.uk

Saturday 11 December 2010
Klezmer Music, Dance and Storytelling Day
Music and Workshop from The Klatsh
Yiddish Storytelling from Shonaleigh
Dancing with calling by Sue Cooper and Judith Plowman
A fun family evening for everyone
Evening £7.50/ £5 (Concessions) Children free / Afternoon Workshop £5.00 / £4.00
The Gregson Arts and Community Centre, Moorgate, Lancaster LA1 3PR
Book tickets in advance from the Gregson 01524 849959 - or pay on the door.
For info lancslakesjc@gmail.com or 07778737681

13 October - 15 December 2010
SOAS Klezmer Ensemble
An enthusiastic group of musicians who meet once a week to play and learn more about this beautiful music
The ensemble is open to intermediate and advanced level instrumentalists and singers - past experience of klezmer playing is not necessary. It has been established by a collective of musicians based in the UK Francesca Ter-Berg (cello), Nicki Maher (clarinet), Sally Russell (cello), Rachel Weston (voice) and will feature special guests throughout the year. Our repertoire is learned largely by ear as well as listening to old recordings.
Membership is £15 per term
Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm,
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
For more info on klezmer and the ensemble, please go to www.jmi.org.uk, or email francesca@jmi.org.uk.

5 October – 14 December 2010 inclusive
Sing your Roots
Yiddish Song Workshops with Hilda Bronstein
Take an inspiring journey with award-winning Yiddish singer Hilda Bronstein through Eastern European Jewish history as it unfolds through the world of Yiddish Song. Previous participants have called this 'enriching', 'uplifting', 'heart-warming', and 'confidence building' No previous singing experience or knowledge of Yiddish required.
Tuesday evenings 7.30 – 9.30pm.
Full course: £100, One-off sessions: £12 per session
Edgware and District Reform Synagogue, 18 Stonegrove, Edgware HA6 8AB
Also – a taster session at Maidenhead Synagogue Sunday 17 October 3.00 – 5.00pm (to be followed by a 6 week course if enough takers at Grenfell Lodge, Ray Park Road, Maidenhead, Berks SL6 8QX)
Contact Hilda: 01494 680260 07778 501215 Email: hilda@chiribim.com Or visit www.chiribim.com

Starting October 2010
Brighton and Hove Chutzpah choir
An Exciting vocal experience with Polina Shepherd

Chutzpah sings Jewish songs in Yiddish, Ladino (Judeo-Spanish), Aramaic, Hebrew, Russian and Ukrainian. Another large part of the choir’s repertoire is the Nigun, the age old Jewish songs without words. Chutzpah Choir is open to anyone who enjoys singing and performing Jewish folk material.
Wednesdays, 7 – 9 pm weekly with summer and winter breaks plus performances.
‘Polina leads us with such infectious enthusiasm. I realise it has made me do something I never thought I could.’ Says Cecile Levine’ Come and join us’
Ralli Hall (near Hove station), 81 Denmark Villas, Hove, East Sussex BN3 3TH.
For more information visit Polina's website www.polinashepherd.co.uk or check out her MySpace

October 2010
Klezmer classes at SOAS
These will not be running this term, We hope to restart them again in the future.
Please contact info@jmi.org.uk to register your interest for when the future opportunity arises.

from 7th October 2011
Jewish Training Choir!
Do you want to sing but don’t know how? Love Jewish music?
The Jewish Training Choir is a new group starting in October, especially for those who are new to singing, or new to choirs, and who love Jewish music. No previous experience required! Learn how to use your voice, sing in parts, and explore great music in a fun and supportive environment. Run with humour by choir director and teacher Mich Sampson, of BKY Liberal Jewish Community.
Thursday evenings 7-9pm from 7th October
The Montagu Centre, 21 Maple Street , London W1T 4BE
£80 per term (10 sessions) or £10 per session
Taster session:
Sunday 26th September, 2pm, Montagu Centre
E-mail: mich@mich-sampson.com Telephone: 07989 598949

Previous courses include

New East European Choir at UCL
led by Brighton based Polina Shepherd
starting Spring 2010,
Come and experience Russian lyrical and epic songs, ritual calendar singing for pagan holidays, wedding songs and weeping songs, also Jewish songs in Yiddish and Niggunim (wordless songs). Music lovers of all backgrounds and singing levels are welcome, and no previous singing experience or knowledge of languages is necessary. All teaching will be done by ear but sheet music will be available. The main focus of this season will be on Russian, Yiddish and some Ukrainian songs, possibly Bulgarian and Macedonian songs too.
Polina is a composer, singer, pianist and the leading Jewish choir leader of the Former USSR. She has performed internationally. Her grandfather, a veteran of the Second World War, played bayan (button accordion) and her mother, a professional singer, would often sing for hours while Polina listened as a child, learning deeply rooted Jewish and Russian traditions throughout her childhood years. Her training at Kazan State Music college and then Conservatory gave her an academic perspective. Polina is a highly experienced international workshop leader and Natural Voice practitioner in the UK.
The Choir leading will be shared with Evgenia Georgieva (TBC), a Bulgarian folk singer and choir leader.
Thursdays 18.00 – 19.20. £5 (pay on the day) Contact: Ashkenazim@mail.ru
University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6B

 

World Music Summer School at SOAS
JMI KlezFest London
Sunday 1 - Friday 13 August 2010
Learn Yiddish… Sing Yiddish… Play Klezmer… Dance…
Intensive, weeklong programmes include Ot Azoy! – a crash course to speak, read and write Yiddish (four levels) and KlezFest – workshops in Eastern European Jewish music, song and dance. For professional and enthusiast players (grade 5+), singers and dancers, from classical and folk backgrounds. Dedicated song and dance sessions all day. Bands welcome.
Internationally acclaimed teachers and performers led by Frank London of Klezmatics fame
New this year – Tumbala! a two week song course. 
Four public concerts Booking open at www.ticketweb.co.uk
“A heart-warming experience – exhilarating, fantastic and fun.”  
Register online  

JMI Klezmer Classes at SOAS 2010/11

Begin again in autumn 2010, Tuesdays 7.00 – 8.30pm at SOAS. Contact francesca@jmi.org.uk for details.

Previous Courses include:

Hilda Bronstein and ‘All Things Jewish’ at EDRS (in association with JMI) present Sing Your Roots
start also on a Tuesday on 13 October in Edgware with Hilda Bronstein  Contact Hilda via song@jmi.org.uk to join.   Yiddish (and some Ladino) Song Workshops For all who love to singTuesday evenings 7.30 – 9.30pm 13th October to 8th December 2009 inclusive – do the full course or one-off sessions – take your pick
Edgware and District Reform Synagogue 18 Stonegrove, Edgware HA6 8AB


Take an amazing journey with Hilda through Eastern European Jewish history as it unfolds through the world of Yiddish Song. We also hope to devote two sessions to Sephardic Song in Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) led by Monica Acosta.
£12 per single session or £100 in advance for 10 sessions
For more information telephone 01494 680260 or mobile 07778 501215 or
e-mail hilda@chiribim.com     website www.chiribim.com

 

Previous participants have called the Yiddish workshop experience 'enriching', 'uplifting', 'heart-warming', 'confidence building' and 'a chance to build my skills in a supportive environment'.
Hilda Bronstein is a qualified singing teacher with Diplomas from the Royal College and Royal Academy of Music. She was director of the JMI Jewish Song School from 2005-2008 and was recently awarded the Mira Rafalowicz Prize for Best Yiddish Song Interpretation at the prestigious International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam. Monica Acosta, who will lead the Ladino sessions, has an MA in Contemporary Vocal Repertoire and is a well-known singer and teacher of Sephardic music.

Jewish Music in Britain
An exciting 10 week course at City Lit, Keeley Street WC2B 4BA
Presented by Dr Malcolm Miller
Friday mornings 11am – 1pm, beginning on Friday 25 September 2009.
This course will explore the wealth of musical styles, secular and sacred, produced by Jewish immigrants and by their descendants from the time of Henry VIII. We will look at music based on ancient traditions and music that reflects the varied experience of the Jewish Diasporas, as well as the rich repertoires of art music composed by British Jewish composers and performers from the 16th to the 21st centuries.

This year special topics include:

  • The Shofar in British Contemporary Music
  • Synagogue Music since the 17th century
  • Isaac Nathan and The first Hebrew Art Music
  • Jewish Composers and Performers of the 18th and 19th centuries
  • 20th British émigré composers
  • Contemporary Jewish British Composers
  • Bloch in Britain
  • British and Israeli Musical Dialogues
  • Klezmer, Yiddish and Ladino Revival

Further information and booking, call City Lit  020 7831 7831, or the City Lit Music Dept : 020 7491 2630 or visit website at www.citylit.ac.uk  Quote Course MD 035

Summer 2009

4th European Cantors Convention (click for more info)

Sunday 5 – Wednesday 8 July

Special Guest Cantor Moshe Schulhoff, Florida
A four-day gathering for those involved in synagogue music to meet colleagues, compare notes, learn/ brush-up/ develop/ skills and learn new music guaranteed to enhance services.

Tuesday Klezmer evening classes @ SOAS
Summer Term 5 classes fortnightly
April 21,  May 5, 19, June 2, 16
Tutor Ilana Cravitz
5 classes paid in advance: £50 (concs £35). Per class charge: £12/£8
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square London WC1X 0EG
Contact Francesca@jmi.org.uk to book
For a registration form click here

Jewish Song Schools
Contact Hilda Bronstein for more information

August 2009
KlezFest London Summer Schools 2009
2 - 14 August
Includes KlezFest and Ot Azoy!

 

 

July 2008
Judith Cohen Sephardi music workshop
23 July, 6 - 9pm, Room G50 SOAS, London

Rona Kenan Workshop
8 July, 6 - 9pm, Room G3 SOAS, London

August 2008
KlezFest London Summer Schools 2008
10 - 22 August
Includes KlezFest and Ot Azoy!

April 2008
'Exile Music' Conference and Concerts
9-11 April, London

March 2008
Wild Wind Weekend at Liverpool University
9-10 March, Liverpool

Jewish Song School at SOAS Spring Term 2008
Thursday Evenings, Starting 03 January
SOAS - University of London

 

October 2007

Klezmer Classes at SOAS 2007/08
Tuesday evenings, starting 9 October
SOAS - University of London


Jewish Song School at SOAS 2007/08
Thursday Evenings, Starting 11 October
SOAS - University of London

Jewish Song School at EDRS 2007
Tuesday Evenings, Starting 09 October
Edgware and District Reform Synagogue

 

September 2007
Jewish Song School Sing Along and Taster Session
Tuesday 4 September
SOAS - University of London

 

August 2007
Jewish Music Summer Schools 2007
KlezFest 12—17 August
Jewish Song Summer School 12—17 August
Ot Azoy! Yiddish Crash Course 19 – 24 August

 

July 2007
Ernest Bloch (1880–1959)

Jubilee International Conference and Festival
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of his death.
Fitzwilliam College Cambridge University
Sunday 29 July – Tuesday 31 July 2007

Progressive Summer Schools: Shalosh R'galim –Three Pilgrim Festivals. A four-day intensive workshop for synagogue musicians on the music of Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot.
Monday 2 July – Thursday 5 July 2007 Daily 10.30am – 5.30pm

 

Starting October 2006
Klezmer Classes @ SOAS 2006/7, Tuesday Evenings
Jewish Song School 2006/07. Thursday Evenings

 

August 2006
Jewish Music Summer Schools 2006
Ot Azoy! Yiddish Crash Course 6—11 August
KlezFest 13—18 August
Jewish Song Summer School 13—18 August

 

July 2006
Sephardi Song Workshop with Judith Cohen
Wednesday 12 July 2006, 7.00pm – 9.00pm

 

June 2006
JMI Cantorial Summer School 2006: The Sabbath in the Progressive Tradition and First European Cantors Convention
Sunday 18 June—Wednesday 21 June 2006

 

February/March 2006
JMI Fridays. A series of illustrated lunchtime lectures at SOAS
10 February — 17 March 2006

 

Starting September 2005
Jewish Song School 2005/06. Thursday Evenings
Klezmer Classes 2005/06
Yiddish Classes and Activities in London

 

July 2005

Ot Azoy! This is the way ... to speak, read and write Yiddish
Sunday 17–Friday 22 July 2005

Jewish Song Summer School
Sunday 10–Friday 15 July 2005

KlezFest 2005
Sunday 10–Friday 15 July 2005

 

June 2005

JMI Cantorial Summer School
Monday 27 June–Friday 1 July 2005

JMI Barry Weinberg Jewish Choral Festival
Monday 20 June–Sunday 3 July 2005

 

Starting January 18

Klezmer evening classes and jams
Tuesday or Thursday evening classes at SOAS


 

updated 17 June 2008

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