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Jewish Music Fair celebrates our wonderful musical heritage

Jewish Music Fair 2016The Jewish Music Fair brought 80 people to Alyth (North Western Reform Synagogue) for a day of appreciation and exploration of Jewish Music from all over the world.

The day included 20 workshops run by a variety of musicians including Katie Hainbach, Alyth’s Head of Music and Arts who trained at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama who’s interest is Jewish influence in western classical music; Viv Bellos, Alyth’s Emeritus Director of Music who has been a driving force in the regeneration of interest in Jewish music in this country; and Juliane Gallant, Alyth accompanist who trained at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, who played a number of 20th century French art songs containing Jewish themes.

The hugely successful day ended with performances from the workshop leaders and the participants which showcased what they had learnt throughout the day.

Viv Bellos, founder of the Alyth Centre for Jewish Music and the Jewish Music Fair, said that “It was a truly special day to share this event with some of the most gifted musicians in the Jewish community”.

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