Musical director for synagogue

May 9, 2018 by Community newsdesk
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Sydney’s North Shore Synagogue has announced the appointment of Dr Joseph Toltz as its Musical Director and Consultant. 

Joseph Toltz

Dr Toltz will be working closely with Cantor Zvi Teichtahl and choirmaster Michael Rosenbaum in refining the repertoire and introducing more contemporary and enjoyable tunes to the services.  He will also be collaborating with the choristers to upskill voice production and harmonies. In addition, Dr Toltz will be working closely with a soon to be appointed Assistant Choirmaster, who will ultimately conduct the choir on a regular basis.

Joseph Toltz is a music researcher and administrator at the University of Sydney and was the co-investigator for “Performing the Jewish Archive”, a four-year British Arts & Humanities Council project, based at the University of Leeds.  As part of this project, he directed the 2017 festival “Out of the Shadows: rediscovering Jewish music and theatre” at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the fourth of five performance festivals sponsored by Performing the Jewish Archive.

Regular weekly rehearsals will commence on Wednesday 6 June in the Rev. Katz Library at the North Shore Synagogue in Lindfield.

For more information or to register interest in joining the expanding choir please contact Cantor Zvi Teichtahl at or phone 9416 3710.


One Response to “Musical director for synagogue”
  1. Fay Davies says:

    Enough said, people prefer the traditional tunes, they ARE enjoyable, don’t mess,
    Fay UK

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