Booking is now open for the 12th European Cantors Convention, Prague 2018
Wednesday 21 November 2.00pm – Sunday 25 November 1.00pm
(Registration from 12 and lunch available to buy)
Once more the European Cantors Association has engaged two of the world’s finest exponents Cantor Naftali Herstik, Chief Cantor Emeritus of the Great Synagogue of Jerusalem and founder and director of the Tel Aviv Cantorial Institute. (TACI)
Maestro Raymond Goldstein senior teacher at the Tel Aviv Cantorial Institute and musical arranger at the Great Synagogue. Maestro Goldstein’s name appears on more than 200 cantorial works, and over 2000 arrangements.
as tutors and mentors for four intense and stimulating days of discussion, study, masterclasses and more based on the main topic
“Yamim Noraim – Combining the Traditional with the New”.
Attending too will be the Tel Aviv Cantorial Institute’s superb young cantors – the future of the profession – who as a choir will create a
Shabbat of glorious choral and cantorial music in services and a gala concert in Prague’s most beautiful synagogues.
Grab the opportunity of touching the magic of Prague and TACI.
• Showcase your own talents and have expert help and guidance
• Enjoy networking with colleagues from all over the world
• support and inspire young cantors from the newly emerging communities in Eastern Europe.
If you would like to make 20-minute presentation or suggest a topic for discussion at Convention send a proposal with details to: [email protected]
This year delegate fee is separate from food. Your delegate fee, lower than before (£195, Students £120) covers ECA costs of bringing the cantors and choir from Jerusalem to be our teachers and mentors. For delegates it covers all teaching sessions; morning and afternoon refreshments; concert; and walking tour of Jewish Prague. Shabbat meals @ £50 should be booked & paid for separately at the time of booking. Lunches may be purchased at the café on site. (If paid after 31 August the delegate fee will rise by £25) (You may request a letter from ECA when booking that you can send to your Kehilla or others to encourage their support for your attendance)
An opportunity not to be missed!
Accompanying guests are welcome to join the Shabbat programme and walking tour of Jewish Prague. (Shabbat meals for guests can be booked at the same time as booking for Convention Delegates)
(Even if you can’t attend yourself, you could make a donation to the European Cantors Association to support a young cantor to attend)
Organised and presented by European Cantors Association ECA and ICJW, Czech Affiliate supported by the Rabbinate and Federation of Jewish Communities of Czech Republic, Jewish Museum Prague, Jewish Music Institute SOAS University of London and by individuals and trusts.
ECA Convenor and Conference Organiser, Alex Klein
Programme Coordinator, Hirsh Cashdan
Hospitality Barbara Rosenberg
Prague Coordinators, Alice Gruenfeld-Vesela, Rabbi Dr Michael Dushinsky