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ECA Cantors Convention, Budapest 2-7 November 2022

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      Geraldine Auerbach

      Dear Friends

      I thought some of you will be interested in attending the ECA 14th Cantors Convention, to be held in Budapest from Wednesday 2 November (12:00) – to Monday 7 November (13:00) Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Rumbach synagogue.

      This feast of the very best in the music of Jewish prayer is open to everybody – not just cantors.

      For the first time since lockdown, those who love the music of Jewish prayer will be singing, sharing and praying together in one of the most beautiful synagogues in Europe.  From 2 to 7 November the recently refurbished Rumbach Synagogue Budapest (celebrating its 150th anniversary) will reverberate with the voices of cantors from America, Israel, Europe, and the UK. Parts of the convention will take place also at the Dohany Street synagogue complex and the Budapest Jewish Museum.

      Presentations and panel sessions will address whether nusach is still relevant and how to teach it today. There will be discussions on ‘What makes a ruach in your synagogue?’ as well as what lockdown has taught us. Participants will get practical feedback in masterclasses. Each day will see daytime and evening concerts. And there will be a tour of Jewish Budapest on Monday morning.

      Shabbat in Budapest

      Enjoy an unforgettable choral shabbat at the beautiful Rumbach Street Synagogue on 4/5 November, with internationally acclaimed cantors and the renowned London Cantorial Singers and enjoy a Saturday afternoon get together addressed by the Chief Rabbi of Hungary, Robert Frolich, at with the famous Dohany Street Synagogue. Also experience Kabbalat Shabbat in Victorian style with the Kol Rina mixed hoir from Israel.  This feast of the very best in the music of Jewish prayer is open to everybody, not just cantors, but all those that are involved with – or those that just love to listen to – the music of the synagogue and the best way it can be presented for the twenty first century The 14th European Cantors Convention is  Presented by the European Cantors Association (ECA) and the Federation of the Hungarian Jewish Communities (MAZSIHISZ) and is supported by the
      Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience, University of California Los Angeles, and the Jewish Music Institute, SOAS University of London  To book, or for more information email
      (or find the registration form on the ECA website

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