International Conference on Jewish Liturgical Music Held in Israel

The International Conference on Jewish Liturgical Music will become a biennial event and the next one will be held in the summer of 1966 in Jerusalem, it was announced today at the close of the first conference here.

The first meeting was held under the auspices of the Cantors Assembly of America and the AIMA Music Alliance. Some 200 cantors, musicians, composers and musicologists from the United States, Europe and Israel participated. One of the highlights was the performance of Psalm 137 by all the cantors present at the President’s home in Jerusalem. The psalm was set to music composed by Isaachar Miron, an Israeli.

Saul Meizel of Cleveland, president of the Cantors Assembly, and Samuel Rosenbaum of Rochester, N. Y., executive vice-chairman, said before their departure today that their maximum expectations from the conference had been realized. They added that they were sure an enduring bond had been created between all those concerned with Jewish liturgical music.

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