Join B’nai B’rith UK, Jewish Renaissance magazine and the Jewish Music Institute for a fascinating joint zoom panel event on how music can uncover hidden memories and more!
Chaired by the renowned composer and conductor, Malcolm Singer, the panellists will discuss how music can evoke memories from the past and the effect that music has on the mind.
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Malcolm Singer is well-known as a composer, conductor and educationalist. Director of Music at The Yehudi Menuhin School for 1998 – 2017, and Musical Director of the Zemel Choir for 10 years 1983 -1993. Teaches Composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is Course Director for the Composers’ Workshop at the Sherborne Summer School of Music. Received the 2012 Cobbett medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians for services to Chamber Music, and he is currently Chairman of the West London Synagogue Music Committee.
Ilana Webster-Kogen is an ethnomusicologist, specialising in music, diaspora and ethnicity in the urban Middle East. Appointed as Joe Loss Lecturer in Jewish Music in 2014, and Senior Lecturer in 2019. Degree in Music and Ancient Semitic Languages and an MA in Social Anthropology. Her PhD thesis focused on Ethiopian musicians in Tel Aviv. Teaches Jewish and Middle Eastern music, hip hop, and critical/cultural theory at SOAS. Senior Fellow of the HEA, and Associate Director for Student Experience and Outcomes.
Professor Catherine Loveday began her career with a PhD in the neuropsychology of memory and ageing and continues to focus on the nature of normal and impaired memory. An active member of the British Psychological Society, she is former Chair of the Psychologist Digest Editorial Advisory Committee and member of the Research Board. Author of “The Secret World of the Brain” and appears as an expert psychologist on BBC Radio 4’s ‘All In The Mind’, as well as many other radio and television programmes
A passionate advocate of uniting the generations, Judith Ish-Horowicz is Co-founder and Director of Apples and Honey Nightingale (AHN), a community interest company and the UK’s first nursery co-located in a care home – Nightingale Hammerson, where music is integral to the daily intergenerational engagements, sparking memory and building relationships. Opened the AHN education and training centre which, in 2023, began delivering the UK’s first level 3 qualifications in Intergenerational Practice. Awarded an MBE for services to Early Years Education.
Michael Etherton was a Music Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford, where he read law. He has a performance diploma in cello and studied orchestral conducting at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. In November 2013 he founded vocal ensemble, Mosaic Voices, and has released two albums with them as well being broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, and a recent live performance on BBC1. His second album, Letter to Kamilla, was released by Chandos Records and reached No. 5 in the Official Classical Music charts. He is Chief Executive of UK Jewish Film and former Chairman of the Young Actors Theatre, Islington