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Shirei Chagigah: A celebration of music & prayer incorporating the MRJ Choirs Festival

Starts:
09/07/2015 (16:00)
Finishes:
12/07/2015 (20:00)
Register before:
07/07/2015
Price:
£160.00
Location:
Alyth

Shirei Chagigah

 

 

 

 

9-12th July 2015

 

Shirei Chagigah is the new name for the Movement for Reform Judaism’s biennial music conference. It means ‘songs of celebration’ and reflects the celebration of music and prayer which we will enjoy over this very special weekend.

USA Faculty confirmed:  Merri Arian, Noah Aronson, Rabbi Noam Katz and Cantor Benjie-Ellen Schiller.

UK Faculty confirmed: Viv Bellos, Cantor Zöe Jacobs, Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner,  Rabbi Josh Levy, Kath Vardi, Cantor Cheryl Wunch and Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers.

It will give you the tools and experiences to learn about and enjoy Jewish music and t’fillah (prayer) and is an opportunity to learn from the world’s foremost experts in the field of Jewish liturgical music. Through a series of workshops and services you will explore the use of music to enhance religious services, learn new melodies and choral harmonies for traditional prayers and be part of a remarkable community.

 

Click here to see a short film introducing Shirei Chagigah 

Shirei Chagigah is not only for people who love to sing! For the first time we will be adding an extra dimension by having a programming stream dedicated to those in our communities who lead Shabbat services. Our Shaliach Tzibbur course is designed for you whether you have been leading services for many years or whether it’s something you would like to start doing. It will be taught both by our American faculty and by our very own rabbis and cantors.

In addition the MRJ Choirs Festival will take place on the Sunday from 10am to 5pm and be run by Cantor Cheryl Wunch & Viv Bellos, Director of Music at Alyth, and aims to enthuse, encourage and inspire synagogue choirs of all abilities from around the country. It will provide opportunities to work in depth on performance pieces, repertoire, warm up techniques and troubleshooting vocal difficulties. If you wish to join for the whole event entry to the Choirs Festival is included or if you wish to attend for the choirs festival only then please select the Choirs Festival option. For further details please contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 020 8445 6763.

As the conference is non-residential we will be offering host families for all participants from outside London or we will be negotiating rates with local hotels if you prefer.

Come and join us as part of a truly memorable weekend where you can learn for yourself and learn to take back to your community.

 

Prices

Rate from 26th March

Members of Reform synagogues

£160

Non-members of Reform synagogues

£180

Rabbinic students at Leo Baeck College

£50

RSY-Netzer

£35

RSY-Netzer Sat & Sun only

£15

Unwaged/students

£90

Late Rate from 13th June

 

Members of Reform synagogues

£180

Non-members of Reform synagogues

£200

Rabbinic students at Leo Baeck College

£70

RSY-Netzer

£55

RSY-Netzer Sat & Sun only

£25

Unwaged/students

£110

 

Choirs Festival only (Sunday)

 

Individual

£35

Choir group members

£25pp

 

 

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