Category Archives: Music

Christmas Stocking Fillers and (Post) Boxing Day Delights

Growing up in London, Christmas was difficult to ignore, even though we ourselves did not celebrate the holiday – what with the decorations in Oxford and Regent Street, the giant Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square and, of course, year after year, the … Continue reading

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An Unknown Jewel

In the heart of Jerusalem, in Hillel Street, lies a beautiful and little-known museum, the U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art. I would describe it as a boutique museum. If you are pressed for time, you can see the … Continue reading

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Staying Sane In A World Gone Mad

The fact that a week has passed since I last posted about the wave of “Palestinian” terrorist attacks against innocent Jewish men, women and children in my country, should lead no-one to the conclusion that things have quieted down. Not a … Continue reading

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Song of Songs

Shalom everybody. Once again, it’s showtime. That is to say – concert time. Last Friday (June 26th), my choir, the Jerusalem Oratorio Chamber Choir, of which, as you know, I am justifiably proud 🙂 , ended the 2014/15 season with … Continue reading

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Ars Gratia Artis

I remember once reading an anecdote about one of the ancient Greek dramatists (alas, I cannot remember which one) who, summoned before the audience to explain – and possibly change – a point in one of his plays which had displeased them, … Continue reading

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Music, Secret Gardens and Magic Lanterns

As my faithful readers know, Music is my Great Passion. Music – and Cats. Let me start again. As my faithful readers know, Music and Cats are my twin passions. And Literature. I beg your pardon. I’ll just start over … Continue reading

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A Double Dose of Leonard Bernstein

As I mentioned in a previous post, last week my choir appeared in two concerts. On Sunday March 22nd, the massed forces of the Jerusalem Oratorio Choir and the Israel Chamber Orchestra, with soloists Daniela Skorka and Yair Polishook, opened the Jerusalem … Continue reading

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