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Magnified and Sanctified: The Music of Jewish Worship

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University of Leeds, UK

Tuesday 16 – Friday 19 June 2015

AHRC “Care for the Future” Theme, Performing the Jewish Archive

Supported by the Jewish Music Institute, and other trusts and individuals

For the first time in Britain an International Academic Conference is being devoted to the music of Jewish prayer. Internationally acclaimed scholars in Jewish liturgical music will lead the programme presented jointly by the School of Music, University of Leeds and the Academic Wing of the European Cantors Association. The conference is organised in association with the international research project Performing the Jewish Archive, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

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On this page you can register as a delegate at the conference, or book for the public events associated with the conference. Please select the appropriate tab below.

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Delegate bookings

Conference fees

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE AS A CONFERENCE DELEGATE

  • Full price: £160
  • Student price: £85

Important information about conference delegate bookings

The above conference fees include all the following between 10:00am on Tuesday 16 June and 5:30pm on Friday 19 June:

  • Daily light refreshments (tea, coffee, etc)
  • All lectures, papers and roundtables
  • Lunches on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Evening meals on Tuesday and Thursday
  • Evening entertainments
  • Wednesday afternoon walking tour of the Jewish and Victorian Heritage of Leeds

In addition, if you wish to stay for Shabbat, you may join the Leeds Jewish community for dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday without further charge. Please indicate whether you require these meals during the online booking process (there may be a charge for accompanying family and guests – please contact ptja@leeds.ac.uk if this applies to you).

The conference fees do not include:

  • Accommodation (see accommodation page for advice)
  • Evening meal on Wednesday

NB All food provided by the conference will be kosher, supervised by the Leeds Beth Din. If you have further special dietary requirements, please indicate this in the relevant place during the registration process.

Public bookings

Public Bookings

CLICK HERE TO BOOK INDIVIDUAL EVENTS HERE

Non-delegates can still attend many of the events during the conference. Bookable events are as follows:

  • Tuesday 16 June
    • 8.00pm – public lecture by Professor Eliyahu Schleifer – ‘The Music of Jewish Worship: Unearthing the Layers of History’ (free)
  • Wednesday 17 June
    • 4pm – walking tour of the Jewish and Victorian Heritage of Leeds (£10)
    • 8.00pm – concert ‘One Little Goat’, The Clothworkers Consort of Leeds, conducted by Bryan White (£10 full; £8 concessions)
  • Thursday 18 June
    • 7.00pm – informal evening meal and open mic (£15)

Cantors Convention

Cantors Convention

Tenth European Cantors Association Cantors Convention (Sunday 21 – Tuesday 23 June)

Guest tutors at Convention and participants in Sabbath services will be the distinguished Cantor Eliyahu Greenblatt from Tel Aviv and Maestro and cantorial teacher Elli Jaffe from Jerusalem. The theme for the European Cantors Convention is the music of the Sabbath in general – and also special Sabbaths such as the Sabbath of the new moon and festivals falling on the Sabbath. The cantors’ convention provides an opportunity for practising professional and lay prayer leaders to study together; brush up on their knowledge and skills; share experiences; and learn new music to delight their congregations.


Special convention rate for ‘Magnified & Sanctified’ delegates

‘Magnified & Sanctified’ conference delegates wishing to attend the European Cantor’s convention may take advantage of a special reduced Cantors Convention fee of £80 (normal full convention fee is £160).

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR SPECIAL RATE FOR THE CANTOR’S CONVENTION


Full-price bookings for the Cantors Convention at the regular price (i.e. for those not registered for the ‘Magnified & Sanctified’ conference) must be made via the European Cantors Association website – please click here (opens new window).

Shabbat meals

Shabbat meals

As a prelude to the Tenth European Cantors Convention (see ‘Cantors Convention’ tab), International Conference delegates are warmly invited to join Sabbath services and Sabbath meals with the Leeds Community on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 June.

There will be a choral and cantorial Kabbalat Shabbat service at the United Hebrew Congregation on Friday night followed by a special Shabbat dinner. On Saturday the service will be at the Etz Chaim Synagogue followed by a Kiddish – and an evening meal. The meals are included for delegates who have clearly indicated that they will stay for the Sabbath and will attend for these meals.

For conference delegates there is no charge for these meals, but they must be pre-booked during the online booking process. Family and guests of delegates may also attend, but a charge of £15 per meal will be payable. Please indicate that you will have family/guests with you during the online booking, and we will contact you separately about this.


Shabbat hospitality

if you wish to stay for Shabbat and require a place to stay in walking distance of the synagogue, please indicate this in the relevant place during the registration process, and we will attempt to arrange appropriate hospitality for you.

Cancellations

Registration deadline

The final registration deadline is 8 May 2015. Forms received after this date are accepted at the discretion of the conference committee.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing by 8 May 2015 will secure a refund of 75% of the total amount paid. Cancellations received by 29 May 2015 will secure a refund of 50% of the total amount paid.


Refunds will not be made under any circumstances for cancellations received after 8 June 2015.

Programme

Conference programme correct as of 13 February 2015.

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Tue 16 June

Tuesday 16th June

Registration and coffee 10.00 – 11:00


Official opening 11.00 – 12.30

Venue: Concert Hall

Chair: Steve Muir
Including Malcolm Miller

Illustrations of music (tbc)


Lunch 12.30 – 1.30


Session 1a 1.30 – 3.30

Judeo-Christian-Islamic Encounters & Medieval Perspectives

Venue: Concert Hall

  • ‘Adonay eloy izrahel’: A 15th-century notation of the taḥanun prayer in a Latin manuscript
    Martha Stellmacher (Hanover/Prague)
  • Envisioning the Music of Prayer: Musical Iconography in Medieval Hebrew Liturgical Manuscripts
    Suzanne Wijsman (Perth)
  • Rabbinic Rulings on Arabic Music in Jewish Worship: From Hai Ga’on to ‘Ovadyah Yosef
    Merav Rosenfeld (London/Cambridge)

Session 1b 1.30 – 3.30

Tradition vs. Modernity

Venue: Lecture Theatre

  • The Musical Language of Hazzan Pinkhas Minkowsky: Blending Tradition and Innovation
    Anat Rubinstein (Jerusalem)
  • Majufes: A Vestige of Jewish Prayer in Polish Popular Entertainments
    Bret Werb (Washington)
  • Minhag Helsinki and Turku: Tradition and Change
    Simo Muir (Leeds)

Tea 3.30 – 4.00


Round table 4.00 – 5.30

Is there a crisis in synagogue music today?

Venue: Concert Hall


Reception 6.45 – 7.45

Reception with food and drink for delegates and invited members of the community


Evening event 8.00 – 9.30

Illustrated lecture open to the public

Chair: Stephen Muir
Eliyahu Schleifer: The Music of Jewish Prayer: Unearthing the Layers of History

Venue: Concert Hall


Wed 17 June

Wednesday 17 June

Coffee available from 9.00am


Session 2a 9.30 – 11.00

Israel – Domestic Art

Venue: Concert Hall

  • Domestic echoes of the Ashkenazi liturgy
    Naomi Cohn Zentner (Jerusalem)
  • Democratizing Tradition: Fluxes in Ashkenazi Synagogue Music in Israel
    Amalia Kedem (Jerusalem)
  • Kumbaya in Zion: Secular and Religious Elements in Israeli Sacred Singing Circles
    Yotam Yzraely (Tel Aviv)

Session 2b 9.30 – 11.00

Identity: Post-Shoah

Venue: Lecture Theatre

  • Memory Figures in Reconstructing the Music of Jewish Prayer in Post-Shoah Germany: The Abraham Geiger College Cantorial School
    Marion Maeder (Zurich)
  • Kol Nidrei as a Universal Emblem of Jewish Identity: The Case of Emma Schaver and the Post-Holocaust DP Camps in American-Occupied Germany
    Marsha Dubrow (New York)
  • Lewandowski as Nusach: The develop-ment of German Liberal Liturgy in different German Refugee congregations after1938
    Annette Boeckler (London)

Coffee break 11.00 – 11.30


Keynote speaker 11.30 – 1.00

The Meaning and Experience of Biblical Chant in Contemporary Judaism
Professor Jeffrey Summit

Venue: Concert Hall


Lunch 1.00 – 2.00


Session 3a 2.00 – 3.30

Israel – Other Identities

Venue: Concert Hall

  • ‘Preparing Her Prayers and Intoning Her Praises’: Organization and Meaning in the Liturgical Music of the Jews of Nowbandegān (Iran) in Israel
    Netanel Cohen (Jerusalem)
  • Making Sigd African: A Festival of Exile Grapples with Homecoming
    Ilana Webster-Kogen (London)
  • The Musical Changeability of the Karaite Liturgy as Reflecting Processes of Social and Ideologiocal Changes
    Rachel Kollender (Ramat Gan)

Session 3b 2.00 – 3.30

Identity: Tradition & Change

Venue: Lecture Theatre

  • Shireinu: Group Song in British Reform Synagogues
    Rachel Adelstein (Cambridge)
  • Synchronization in the Synagogue
    Rosa Abrahams (Chicago)

Tea 3.30 – 4.00


Tour of Jewish heritage and Victorian Leeds 4.00 – 6.30


Evening meal / free time in the city


Evening event 8.00 – 9.30

Concert: One Little Goat: new discoveries in Jewish choral music

The Clothworkers Consort of Leeds
Conducted by Bryan White

Venue: Concert Hall


Thu 18 June

Thursday 18th June

Coffee available from 9.00am


Session 4a 9.30 – 11.00

Transformation through Migration

Venue: Concert Hall

  • From Dublin to the Sydney Great: A Liturgical Tradition in Migration
    Joseph Toltz (Sydney)
  • From Russia to The Cape: Archival Remnants of a Choral Cantorial Tradition
    Stephen Muir (Leeds)
  • Transformed Liturgical Jewish Music in the Synagogues in Johannesburg, South Africa: looking forward through the rear-view mirror
    Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph (Johannesburg)

Session 4b 9.30 – 11.00

Tradition vs Modernity

Venue: Lecture Theatre

  • Niggunim in 20th Century Habad-Lubavitch Prayer
    Naftali Loewenthal (London)
  • Singing a Wordless Niggun: Contemporary Jewish Experiences
    Ruth Illman (Abo)
  • Hassidic Shaking-Melodies (Nigunei Na’anuim)
    Matan Wygoda(Jerusalem)

Coffee break 11.00 – 11.30


Keynote speaker 11.30 – 1.00

Sephardic liturgical music
Prof. Mark Kligman

Venue: Concert Hall


Lunch 1.00 – 2.00


Session 5a 2.00 – 3.30

Sephardic

Venue: Concert Hall

  • Sephardic Judaism in Southwestern France: A Solely Musical Religion?
    Peter Nahon (Paris)
  • Andalusian Star to Montreal Hazzan: Samy Elmaghribi/Salomon Amzallag’s New Sephardic Liturgy
    Jessica Roda (Montreal), co-authored with Stephanie Tara Schwartz
  • Echoes of Iberia: The Music of the Spanish & Portuguese Jews of London
    Eliot AldermanLondon)

Session 5b 2.00 – 3.30

Completing the Picture from Past Sources

Venue: Lecture Theatre

  • The “Canon”: Why We Need to Consult with Dead Informants and how We Do It Hymnal
    Boaz Tarsi (New York)
  • An Archivist’s View on Jewish Prayers: Can We Reconstruct Reality from Scores and Recordings Created in Non-real Time?
    Gila Flam (Jerusalem)
  • The Judaica Project: Unfolding Piyutim and Nigunim as Epistemic Objects
    Ben Spatz (Huddersfield)

Tea 3.30 – 4.00


Round table 4.00 – 5.30

Jewish Musical Archives: Preserving the Tradition and Ensuring Access for the Future

Venue: Concert Hall


Informal evening meal and open mic 7.00 –


Fri 19 June

Friday 19th June

Coffee available from 9.00am


Session 6a 9.30 – 11.00

Explorations of Cantillation

Venue: Concert Hall

  • Music-Text Relations in Ashkenazic Cantillation: A New Analysis
    Yonatan Malin (Boulder)
  • Recovering the Lost Music of the ‘Emet’ books of the T’nakh
    Victor Tunkel (London)
  • Music and Meaning in Torah Cantillation
    Hirsh Cashdan (London)

Session 6b 9.30 – 11.00

The Haskalah and its Musical Consequences

Venue: Lecture Theatre

  • The Anglo-German Choral Tradition and the Consequences of Emancipation
    Benjamin Wolf (London)
  • “Die alten Gesänge im Geiste unserer Zeit”: Sulzer, Lewandowski and the Politics of Assimilation in Jewish Liturgical Music
    Golan Gur (Cambridge)
  • How the Practise of Liturgical Jewish Music Assists in Sustaining Jewish Identity among the Jewish Community of Ireland in the 20th and 21st Centuries
    Melanie Brown (Dublin)

Coffee break 11.00 – 11.30


Keynote speaker 11.30 – 1.00

The Influence of Kabbalah on Jewish Music
Prof. Eliyahu Schleifer

Venue: Concert Hall


Lunch 1.00 – 2.00


Session 7a 2.00 – 3.30

Explorations of Cantillation

Venue: Concert Hall

  • Alternative History of Jewish-Non-Jewish Relations through Music
    George Kozma (Budapest)
  • The Role of Cantillation in Paul Ben-Haim’s Orchestral Works
    Liran Gurkiewicz (Ramat Gan)
  • Re-engaging the Renaissance Pedagogy of Hebrew Cantillation: Johannes Reuchlin and the Humanist Reconstruction of Modulata Recitatio
    Hyun-Ah Kim (Toronto)

Session 7b 2.00 – 3.30

Art Music

Venue: Lecture Theatre

  • Whose Kaddish?: Blending Beliefs in Osvaldo Golijov’s La Pasión según San Marcos
    Andrea Moore (Los Angeles)
  • Circumventing the Ban: Liturgical Israeli Art Music
    Jehoash Hirshberg (Jerusalem)
  • 20th Century British Synagogue Composers
    Malcolm Miller (London)

Tea 3.30 – 4.00


Round table and final discussion 4.00 – 5.30

The Future

Stephen Muir (Chair) with Jeffrey Summit, Mark Kligman and Eliyahu Schleifer

Venue: Concert Hall


Shabbat

Shabbat

The following events are provided by the Leeds Jewish Community, but we would like to bring them to your attention. Conference delegates are invited to attend any of the following.


Shabbat dinner at United Hebrew Congregation after the Friday night service


Evening event

Kabbalat Shabbat at United Hebrew Congregation (151 Shadwell Lane, Leeds; http://www.uhcleeds.com) shared with delegates to the Cantors Convention taking place at UHC Sunday 21 – Tuesday 23 June (http://www.cantors.eu/index.htm) featuring international guest cantors Eli Jaffe and Eliyahu Greenblatt from Israel and Albert Chait of UHC.

Followed by Shabbat Dinner
(free to conference delegates – please indicate your attendance during the online booking process; £15 for accompanying guests)


Shabbat morning service

Shabbat morning service at Etz Chaim Synagogue (411 Harrogate Road, Leeds; http://www.etzchaim.co.uk) featuring guest cantors and Cantor Rabbi Anthony Gilbert of Etz Chaim Synagogue.

Followed by Grand Kiddush

Evening meal at Etz Chaim Synagogue

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Mark_KligmanMark Kligman is the inaugural holder of the Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music and Professor of Ethnomusicology and Musicology at UCLA in the Herb Alpert School of Music. From 1994-2014 he was on the faculty of Hebrew Union College—Jewish Institute of Religion in New York when he taught in the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music. He specializes in the liturgical traditions of Middle Eastern Jewish communities and various areas of popular Jewish music. He has published on the liturgical music of Syrian Jews in Brooklyn in journals as well as his book Maqām and Liturgy: Ritual, Music and Aesthetics of Syrian Jews in Brooklyn (Wayne State University, 2009), which shows the interconnection between the music of Syrian Jews and their cultural way of life. This publication was awarded a 2009 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award Notable Selection, an award of the Association for Jewish Studies. His other publications focus on the intersection of contemporary Jewish life and various liturgical and paraliturgical musical contexts. He is the Academic chair of the Jewish Music Forum and co-editor of the journal Musica Judaica. Mark is also a board member of the Association for Jewish Studies.

Eliyahu_SchleiferEliyahu Schleifer is Emeritus Professor of Sacred Music and Director of the School of Sacred Music at HUC-JIR, Jerusalem. He began his musical training at the age of 5 as a choirboy at the synagogue choir of Shirat Israel Institute and later studied violin and French horn at the New Jerusalem Conservatory of Music. Following his studies in Musicology at Rubin Academy of Music (Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance), where he was also Assistant to Edith Gerson-Kiwi, he continued his studies at the University of Chicago, where he earned his doctorate in Musicology. He served as a teacher and lecturer at Rubin Academy of Music and Tel Aviv University and became professor at the School of Sacred Music, Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem, of which he was principal for many years. Professor Schleifer is one of the most important educators and experts for Jewish music throughout the world. His areas of expertise include in particular the tradition of German-Jewish synagogue music. Among his numerous publications is an anthology of Chassidic music (collected by Chemjo Vinaver). In 2010 he retired and he now continues his research projects on Ashkenazi synagogue music at the Israel National Library and the Jewish Music Research Center of the Hebrew University. He also serves as academic adviser and Director of the Cantorial School of Abraham Geiger Rabbinic College in Berlin. Professor Eliyahu Schleifer is married to the pianist Aya Schleifer and they have two sons, Doron and Uri, who are also musicians.

Jeffrey_SummitJeffrey Summit holds an appointment as Research Professor in the Department of Music and the Judaic Studies Program at Tufts University, where he also serves as Neubauer Executive Director of Tufts Hillel. He is the author of The Lord’s Song in a Strange Land: Music and Identity in Contemporary Jewish Worship (Oxford University Press) and with Richard Sobol, co-author of Abayudaya: The Jews of Uganda. He has recorded and compiled a CD for Smithsonian Folkways Recordings entitled Abayudaya: Music from the Jewish People of Uganda that was nominated for a GRAMMY award. He recently released a CD with video entitled Delicious Peace: Coffee, Music and Interfaith Harmony in Uganda (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings) that was awarded Best World Music CD by the Independent Music Awards. He is currently writing on the meaning and experience of the performance of biblical chant in the contemporary Jewish community (Forthcoming, Oxford University Press). Rabbi Summit has written and lectured on the impact of technology on Jewish oral tradition, music and spiritual experience, and the role of advocacy in ethnomusicology. In 2001, he founded the “Abayudaya College Scholarship Project,” administered by the elected Abayudaya leadership council, which is presently supporting the college education of twenty Jewish students in Uganda.

Additional Events

Additional Events

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Public lecture

The Music of Jewish Prayer: Unearthing the Layers of History

Eliyahu_Schleifer

Eliyahu Schleifer, Professor of Sacred Music and Director of the School of Sacred Music at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem will give a public lecture exploring the components that make up the traditional music of the synagogue. He will encourage his audience to see these as a ‘terrain’ with archaeological layers which interact and influence each other – including Psalmody, Cantillation of Scripture, Nusach, Chants and Melodies for Poetry, “Tunes from Sinai” (in the Ashkenazi worship) and Cantorial Improvisations.

Choral concert

‘One Little Goat’: new discoveries in Jewish choral music

One_Litte_Goat concert

Date: June 17th, 2015 | Time: 20:0021:30

Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT

As part of the international conference ‘Magnified and Sanctified: The Music of Jewish Worship‘, The Clothworkers Consort of Leeds performs a programme of Jewish choral music, including works recently discovered as part of the AHRC-funded research project ‘Performing the Jewish Archive‘.

Delegates booked for the ‘Magnified and Sanctified’ conference do not need to book or reserve a ticket for the concert.

Members of the public may book a ticket for the concert via the ‘Public bookings’ tab, or via the Choir’s own website:

Walking tour

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Walking tour

Nigel Grizzard, local historian, will take participants on a guided walk of the Jewish heritage in Leeds and also show us some of the beautiful Victorian arcades.

 

 

 

Location / Accomodation

Location

The conference is taking place in the School of Music, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK. Details of how to find the School of Music, including a link to a campus map, can be found here: http://music.leeds.ac.uk/contact-us/

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Travel

Travel

All travel details were correct as of January 2015. However, we advise people to double-check with their travel provider for up-to-date details.


By Air

Leeds is well situated between two international airports, Manchester and Leeds Bradford.

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA)

Leeds Bradford International Airport is a local airport located approximately 12 km (7.5 miles) from the University of Leeds main campus. Flights to Leeds Bradford Airport can be booked with a number of major airlines routed through Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, and other major European hubs. The #757 bus connects the airport to Leeds Railway Station and Leeds City Bus and Coach Station. Taxis directly from the airport to the University of Leeds campus must be booked in advance, or can be reserved at the booking office outside the main terminal. For more information see the airport website.

Airport Information

Telephone: +44 (871) 288-2288 www.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk

Manchester International Airport (MAN)

Manchester International Airport is a major airport located approximately 90 km (60 miles) from the University of Leeds main campus. Flights to Manchester can be booked from nearly 200 international airports. A train station within the airport offers direct, half-hourly services to Leeds Railway Station Monday – Saturday, and hourly services on a Sunday.

Airport Information

Telephone: +44 (871) 271-0711 www.manchesterairport.co.uk


By Rail

Leeds Railway Station offers frequent direct services to London King’s Cross, Manchester, Manchester Airport, Liverpool, and Hull, as well as an extensive network of train services throughout the UK. The journey time from London King’s Cross is approximately 2.5 hours; from Manchester it is about 1.5 hours.

The railway station is approximately 1.6 km (1 mile) from the University campus, a 20 minute walk or a short taxi journey.

Train Timetables

Telephone (UK): 0845 748-4950 Telephone (Overseas): +44 (20) 7278-5240 www.nationalrail.co.uk

Buying Train Tickets

The following websites will guide you through buying tickets after you have entered your journey details.

National Rail http://www.nationalrail.co.uk

The Train Line http://www.thetrainline.co.uk

Brit Rail (Overseas) http://www.britrail.net


By Coach or Bus

Leeds City Bus and Coach Station is situated in the centre of Leeds, 2km (114 miles) from the University campus, a 30 minute walk. Alternatively, the public buses #6, #28 and #97 offer a frequent bus service to the University; tickets are purchased from the driver. Delegates may also take a taxi to the University.

Coach Timetables and Buying Coach Tickets

There is an extensive network of coach services within the UK and, through Eurolines, to cities throughout mainland Europe. This method of travel is usually the least expensive, often a third of the cost of rail travel.

For more information concerning timetables and fares, or to book tickets, contact:

National Express: Telephone: +44 (871) 781-8178 www.nationalexpress.com

Megabus: Telephone: +44 (900) 160-0900 www.megabus.com

Eurolines www.eurolines.com/en/about-us


By Car

Due to the very limited number of car parking spaces available and the excellent public transport links within Leeds, we encourage delegates to travel to the conference using alternative methods.

Parking on Campus

Due to construction work taking place, car parking spaces are not available on the University campus. Disabled drivers wishing to park on campus must pre-book a disabled parking permit. For more information about disabled parking permits go to Campus Accessibility.

City Centre Parking

There are also public and private multistorey car parking facilities within easy walking distance of the University’s main campus. These are Woodhouse Lane Car Park and Merrion Centre Car Park. View a map of car parking locations near to the University of Leeds. Spaces for these car parks are subject to availability, must be paid for directly with the car park, and cannot be booked in advance.

Driving Directions

From the South and East (M1/M621)

  • At J43 the M1 splits off to the left. Move over to the right hand lanes and continue straight ahead onto the M621.
  • Exit the M621 at J2 and take the A643 towards Leeds.
  • Continue along this road until you reach a large roundabout.
  • Take the third exit, signposted City Centre and Universities.
  • Follow this road, the inner ring road (A58M), and cross over the river Aire.
  • Continue to follow the inner ring road for 1.4 km (0.9 miles), taking the exit signposted Skipton, A660, and Universities.
  • Keep in the left hand lane following signs for the University and turn left at the traffic lights, keeping the tall orange-coloured building on your left.
  • At the next set of traffic lights turn right onto Woodhouse Lane (A660).
  • The main entrance to the University of Leeds is on your left after 300 m (0.25 mile), immediately before the Parkinson Building, a large white building with a clocktower.

From the North (A1 – York)

  • Follow the A64 into Leeds onto and along the inner ring road dual carriageway (A64M).
  • Follow the inner ring road and then take the exit signposted Skipton, A660, and Universities.
  • At the junction at Woodhouse Lane Car Park keep in the right-hand lane and cross the junction to turn right onto Woodhouse Lane (A660).
  • The main entrance to the University of Leeds is on your left after 600 m (0.3 mile), immediately before the Parkinson Building, a large white building with a clocktower.

From the North (A61 – Harrogate)

  • Follow the A61 into Leeds.
  • Join the A58 and follow signs for the University for 1.1 km (0.7 miles).
  • As you approach the city keep in the left-hand lane.
  • When the road forks at the HBOS (Halifax and Bank of Scotland) offices, on your left, take the left hand fork over the bridge.
  • Continue along the A58, taking the right hand lane past the Yorkshire Bank offices on your left.
  • At the major traffic lights turn right onto Woodhouse Lane (A660).
  • Follow Woodhouse Lane up the hill; the main entrance to the University of Leeds is on your left after 600 m (0.3 mile), immediately before the Parkinson Building, a large white building with a clocktower.

From the West (M62)

  • Exit the M62 at J27 and take the M621 towards Leeds.
  • Exit the M621 after 5.6 km (312miles) at J2 and take the A643 into Leeds.
  • Continue along this road until you reach a large roundabout.
  • Take the third exit, signposted City Centre and Universities.
  • Follow this road, the inner ring road, and cross over the River Aire.
  • Continue to follow the inner ring road for 1.4 km (0.9 miles), taking the exit signposted Skipton, A660, and Universities.
  • Keep in the left hand lane following signs for the University.
  • Turn left, keeping the tall orange-coloured building on your left, and then turn right onto Woodhouse Lane (A660).
  • The main entrance to the University of Leeds is on your left after 300 m (14mile), immediately before the Parkinson Building, a large white building with a clocktower.

Travel around Leeds

Taxis

There are two types of taxi in Leeds, black and white taxis, and private hire cars. Black and white taxis can be hailed in the street and taken from designated taxi ranks. There are taxi ranks located at the main exit of Leeds railway station and at the Dyer street exit of Leeds bus and coach station. View a map of Leeds Railway Station. The taxi rank at the University of Leeds main campus is directly outside the Parkinson Building. Uber Cars also operate in Leeds.

Taxis directly from the airport to the University of Leeds campus must be booked in advance, or can be reserved at the booking office outside the main terminal.

Public Transport

The Traveline Yorkshire website provides a postcode-to-postcode journey planner which covers all forms of public transport (including buses and trains) as well as walking routes to your final destination throughout Yorkshire.

www.yorkshiretravel.net

Local Buses from the Railway Station

The #1 bus runs from the Railway Station to the University campus. It leaves from the Z1 bus stop on Bishopgate Street.

  • On exiting the ticket barriers, continue straight towards the main exit, onto New Station Street.
  • Turn left after exiting the building and continue until you have passed under the Queens Hotel on the corner of New Station Street and Wellington Street.
  • Cross New Station Street at the pedestrian crossing and turn right down Bishopgate Street. (Note: Bishopgate Street can also be accessed by stairs from the taxi rank area via the cycle point building).

The service operates every 10 minutes between 07.00 and 18.00 Monday to Friday and thereafter every 30 minutes until 23.00. At the weekend, the service operates every 30 minutes between 07.30 and 23.00.

Local Buses from the Bus and Coach Station

The #6, #28, and #97 buses depart from the bus and coach station stands 20 and 21. Buses are available every 10 minutes between 07.00 and 18.00 Monday to Friday and thereafter every 30 minutes until 23.00. At the weekend, buses are available around every 30 minutes between 07.30 and 23.00.

Further Public Transport Information

However, we advise delegates to contact the bus station’s Metro Information Centre for up-to-date details:

Telephone: +44 (113) 245-7676 www.wymetro.com

Maps and Timetables Maps and timetables can be downloaded from:

www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/yorkhumber/leeds

Accommodation

Accommodation

There is a large and varied amount of accommodation available in Leeds. The following list provides suggestions only and is by no means an exhaustive list of available accommodation. Delegates should be aware that the University of Leeds is in no way connected with any of these organisations and therefore accepts no responsibility or liability for any issues that may arise as a result of delegates contacting, booking or staying at these or any other venues of their choice. Delegates will need to contact organisations directly for details of availability, prices etc.

Hotel Address Weblink
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Leeds City Centre Granary Wharf, 2 Wharf Approach, Leeds LS1 4BR http://bit.ly/DoubleTreebyHiltonHotel
Headingley Experience Headingley Carnegie Stadium, St Michael’s Lane, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3BR http://www.headingleyexperience.co.uk/home.php
Hilton Leeds City Neville St, Leeds LS1 4BX http://bit.ly/HiltonLeedsCity
Hotel Ibis Leeds Centre Marlborough Street, Leeds LS1 4PB http://bit.ly/HotelIbisLeedsCentre
Jury’s Inn Brewery Place, Brewery Wharf, Leeds LS10 1NE http://bit.ly/JurysInnLeeds
Novotel Leeds Centre 4 Whitehall Quay, Leeds LS1 4HR http://bit.ly/HotelNovotelLeedsCentre
Park Plaza Leeds City Centre Boar Lane, City Square, Leeds LS1 5NS http://bit.ly/ParkPlazaLeedsCityCentre
Premier Inn Leeds City Centre City Gate, Wellington St, Leeds LS3 1LW http://bit.ly/PremierInnLeedsCityCentre
Quebecs 9 Quebec Street, Leeds LS1 2HA http://bit.ly/QuebecsHotel
Roomzzz Leeds Serviced apartments in Leeds City, Leeds City West and Leeds Headingley http://bit.ly/RoomzzzAparthotel
The Met Hotel King Street, Leeds LS1 2HQ http://bit.ly/TheMetLeeds
The Queens Hotel City Square, Leeds LS1 1PJ http://bit.ly/TheQueensHotelLeeds
Travelodge Leeds Central Hotel Blayds Court, Blayds Yard, Off Swinegate, Leeds LS1 4AD http://bit.ly/TravelodgeLeedsCentralHotel
Village Urban Resort 186 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds LS16 5PR http://bit.ly/VillageUrbanResort
Weetwood Hall Otley Road, Leeds, LS16 5PS http://www.weetwood.co.uk/

In addition, delegates may also like to explore the following options:

  • University accommodation: There is a small amount of University accommodation on campus at approximately £44 per night. To find out what is available email accom@leeds.ac.uk or Ring +44 (0)113 343 7777.
  • Kingston Hotel: Several delegates and conference managers will be staying at the small family run Kingston Hotel http://www.thekingstonhotel.co.uk which is a short walk (10 mins) to the conference venue. If you would like to stay there contact Khurram Sabir at sales@thekingstonhotel.co.uk and if you mention the code KHACJLM (Kingston Hotel Academic Conference on Jewish Liturgical Music) you will be offered the conference rate (approximately £40 GBP per room per night). Book early as there are not many rooms available.

Conference Committee

Programme committee

  • Dr Stephen Muir Senior Lecturer in Music, School of Music University Leeds
  • Geraldine Auerbach MBE Conference coordinator
  • Hirsch Cashdan ECA
  • Libby Clark Project Manager, School of Music University Leeds
  • Dr Alexander Knapp Head, ECA Academic Wing. Research Associate, Department of Music SOAS University of London (retired Joe Loss Lecturer in Jewish Music, SOAS)
  • Dr Malcolm Miller Associate Fellow of the Institute of Musical Research, University of London
  • Dr Simo Muir Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Music University Leeds
  • Barbara Rosenberg ECA

International advisory board

Keynote speakers:

  • Professor Emeritus Eliyahu Schleifer – Jerusalem
  • Professor Mark Kligman – Los Angeles
  • Professor Rabbi Jeffrey Summit – nr Boston

and

  • Professor Philip Bohlman – Chicago
  • Professor Edwin Seroussi – Jerusalem

Contact us

For all general enquiries, including questions about conference registration, accommodation and travel, please contact Leeds University School of Music reception:

For all other enquiries (e.g. about your paper, etc), please contact the Project Team:

For information about the Cantorial Convention, please contact the ECA:


Delegates only

Delegates who are speaking at the conference may upload a copy of their paper, presentation, etc, by emailing them as attachments to the address below, as a backup in case of emergency at the conference. However, speakers should also bring their files with them on memory stick/laptop.

You will receive an email from “Box” confirming that your file has been successfully uploaded.

Note that if you email files of the same name, earlier versions will be overwritten.

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