Bang­ing the drum for Emu­nah’s tal­ent search

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY -

MEM­BERS OF the JCoSS jazz club helped to drum up sup­port for the 2016 Emu­nah young mu­si­cian and young singer com­pe­ti­tions, which are be­ing held in as­so­ci­a­tion with the JC.

Con­test founder and Emu­nah trustee Michelle Hirschfield vis­ited the East Bar­net school on Tues­day to pro­mote the Lon­don heats, which will take place on Fe­bru­ary 7 at Hen­ri­etta Bar­nett School. The north­ern heats will be at Manch­ester’s King David High on Jan­uary 28.

She ex­plained that the com­pe­ti­tion, now in its sixth year, was in­spired by “the heal­ing power of mu­sic. We set up the Lord and Lady Sacks mu­sic ther­apy pro­gramme which helps dis­ad­van­taged or at risk chil­dren who are sup­ported by Emu­nah in Is­rael.”

JCoSS head of mu­sic Ian Brook­man said: “It’s a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity and we will be en­cour­ag­ing stu­dents to en­ter. We have some in­cred­i­bly tal­ented mu­si­cians in the school.”

For­mer King David head boy Yonni Levy, a clas­si­cal singer, launched the con­test in the north at the school’s win­ter con­cert.

Its show­case fi­nale will be on March 20 at Ru­dolf Steiner House in Maryle­bone at which the win­ners will be an­nounced, as well as the re­cip­i­ent of the Steven Isserlis Cup for the use of mu­sic for char­i­ta­ble pur­poses.

The com­pe­ti­tion is open to solo per­form­ers aged eight to 18, who should be of grade four stan­dard or above in their cho­sen cat­e­gory.

En­try forms and fur­ther con­test in­for­ma­tion can be found at www. emu­nah.org.uk.

PHOTO: JOHN RIFKIN

Dy­lan Lehner, Rafi Sa­nis, Joshua Mau­rice andSammy Bradley play for Michelle Hirschfield

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