Tuesday, June 5
10:00 - 11:00 pm || Mid-Morning Lecture
Kosher Pop Music in Shul
For centuries, the melodies of synagogue prayers have been influenced by the popular music of the period. In this charming presentation, Cantor Eyal Bitton shares with us methods for adapting ABBA, the Beatles, Hollywood hits, and more for the shul. An exciting and lively morning with a Cantor who brings a dynamic and creative flavour to services! Special guest Cantor David Edwards.
Cantor Eyal Bitton is a composer, lyricist, and playwright who has penned several musicals and oratorios which have been produced in Canada, the United States, Kenya, and China. He has also directed a number of adult and children's choirs in Montreal and Toronto and is the Musical Director of Toronto's Zimriyah, a Jewish children's choral festival.