With this radio series, we continue JMI’s important work celebrating the very best of Jewish Music in the UK and internationally.  Each programme has a different theme and focus with specially invited guest artists, live sessions and documentary features.  We also bring news of latest events and releases. Our archive of shows is available online for you to listen to on demand below.

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The Barbed Lyre

Wednesday 17th May 2017

The Barbed Lyre
Sun 2 April

On 2 April 2017, Ensemble Émigré returns to the Liberal Jewish Synagogue with a programme of words and music that brings together the voices of German and Austrian composers who came to Britain seeking refuge from Nazi oppression, and who were ‘collared’ by Churchill in the internment camps on the Isle of Man from 1940–41.
The Barbed Lyre: Leaves from the Isle of Man celebrates the extraordinary resilience and creative spirit of artists in the face of migration, detention and uncertainty. The concert weaves together poetry and music written in the internment camps – including works by Kurt Schwitters, Hans Gál and Peter Gellhorn – with stories of contemporaries, and music that celebrates the cultural legacy of an Island where sun-seeking holidaymakers after the War found themselves staying in boarding houses that were once occupied by refugees.
We interview Cathy Heller-Jones to hear more about this event

Yom Hashoah 2017

Wednesday 17th May 2017

“…hope is possible beyond despair. The source of Jobe’s hope was memory, as it must be ours’ – Elie Wiesel.

Few were able to articulate the horrors and lessons of the Holocaust with such power, humanity and clarity of vision, as writer and survivor Elie Wiesel.
Interspersing readings of his work by actor and writer Kerry Shale, with music performed by Yiddish singer Rachel Weston, pianist Ilan Lazarus and violinist Robert Hartman, we remember the victims of the Holocaust, followed by a short commemoration delivered by Rabbi Roni Tabick and assisted by tenor Yoav Oved.
In this feature we hear from Eva Burke of JW3 and Actor Kerry Shale about the book, its resonance and the forthcoming event.

The Music of Jewish Weddings

Wednesday 17th May 2017

Khosn Kalla Mazel Tov: The Music of Jewish Weddings
Dr Adelstein delivers a podcast on the variety of jewish music throughout the world used in custom of marriage and civil ceremony.

Hazones with David Prager

Wednesday 17th May 2017

David Prager takes you through a tour of the Cantorial exhibition at the Barbican Music Library.

JMI Exhibition at Barbican Music Library

Wednesday 17th May 2017

Jewish Music Institute – JMI – are honoured to partner with Barbican Music Library from 22nd February to 19th April 2017, presenting an exhibition of key archive and current work. On display will be a selection of JMI’s archive and key work over the last 33 years. We hear from JMI Chair Jennifer Jankel and Joe Loss Lecturer in Jewish Music Dr Ilana Webster-Kogen about the exhibition.

Ernest Bloch and the work JMI does with the International Ernest Bloch Society
ICSM – International Centre for Suppressed Music
Hazones and the JMI collection of cantorial music
JMI and the Joe Loss Lectureship