[Performance] Gathering of the Klezmorim of Manchester

  • Fay, R. (Co-Organiser)
  • Daniel Mawson (Co-Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising event(s)Organising a conference, workshop, exhibition, performance, inquiry, course etcTeaching


Gathering of the Klezmorim of Manchester - a fundraising event for the Sha'arei Shalom Reform Synagogue (which also hosted the event) as organised in 2 x 45 minute sets. These included a variety of 'acts' including: the Groys Orchestar generated through the Klezmer Tune Club; a subset of generation #13 of the Michael Kahan Kapelye (The University of Manchester's klezmer ensemble); Odd Schlocks (exploring the meeting of swing and klezmer); a subset of the band for the show Amid the Mirk Over the Irk: When Irish Meets klezmer; and the folk group Shir Chadesh from a nearby shul singing from the liturgy. the sell-out event had 125 paying audience members plus 20 musicians. Photographs will follow.
Period14 Jan 2024
Event typeOther
LocationWhitefield, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • Klezmer
  • klezmer education
  • klezmer for wellbeing
  • klezmer in the community
  • intercultural musicking
  • Social Responsibility
  • Community Engagement