Coventry is a Truly Wonderful Place of Reconciliation

I had the most delightful visit to Coventry when I was invited to sing at a BOPA conference held at the Belgrade Theatre.

My day started with a BBC interview with a wonderful presenter called Vic Minnet.

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bbc coventryAs I was on my way to see Coventry Cathedral later, she gave me a great tip of how to get the best first impression of the Cathedral which helped to make my visit such a profound one.

Her suggestion was to walk straight inside the Cathedral to the end and only then to look back at the ethereal work of the Saints and Angels engravings of John Hutton.

I followed Vic’s instructions and it was indeed an amazing experience.
It was so refreshing to see the same images that we have seen
throughout history, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance period but with a new interpretation.

The whole atmosphere of the Cathedral was of a welcoming place that anyone could come to pray or reflect.

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Friday evenings are special for me before the Sabbath and I decided to go to the Cathedral for the evening service.

There was just a small group in the congregation and I had a very warm welcome.

With the Holy atmosphere, I asked if it would be possible to light Friday night candles as this is a Jewish custom and I was so moved when the Rev Stephen Fielding (the new Canon Treasurer) agreed.

I asked him if it would be possible to also say the prayer that accompany’s the candle lighting and he allowed me to.

It was so moving to say the prayer in a Cathedral and a place of peace .

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The following day was also a very moving event at the Belgrade Theatre and Members of the British Organisation for People of Asian Origin made very inspiring speeches.

It was a great privilege for me to perform in front of such an esteemed audience that included Lords and Ladies,Bishops.
Mayors and Lord Lieutenants.

The Right Reverend Dr Christopher Cocksworth, Bishop of Coventry,

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Mr Paul Sabhapati, West Midlands Queen’s Lord Lieutenant

This was such an important event especially in these days when the unity of all Nations is so very important .

As a person with a background of grandparents from Syria and Poland, the integration of East and West has become part of my life .
I sang ‘Free Will’ and Two Kisses.

Coventry is a truly wonderful place of reconciliation.

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Poetry Competition – Your chance to have your poem played throughout the UK and be heard by millions !

“Calling You” is a favourite with Tally’s fans .The mood of the music and the emotion of the lyrics inspires their optimism for finding love . As part of the campaign, Tally would like to invite you to write a poem with the theme of finding your love, or your guardian  angel .

Her song “Beauty of the Duty” started as a poem that was sent to her on My Space and ended up  on the BBC Radio 2 playlist and 40 other UK radio based stations.

GUIDELINES:

Please write a poem with anything to do with the subjects of finding love or finding your guardian angel. Submit one poem for entry  by midnight on  the 07.10.12  to tckproduction@gmail.com.

The winning poems will be announced  at a poetry event in London on 9th  of October  and will be posted on all her social media sites.

There will be an International  winner and a UK based winner .

PRIZES:

First Prize  – The International Winner and UK based Winner   – Tally will compose a melody to the poem and create a song and will share  50% of the song’s  publishing rights.  The same terms and conditions will apply .

Second Prize – will receive an invitation for  two for Tally’s forthcoming  London performance. (The invitation for two applies only to the tickets and not for travelling expenses  but if the winner is from out of the UK they  will receive a signed cd ).

Third Prize – will receive an exclusive signed copy of the  Hallelujah (72 Names) CD.

By entering you agreeing to the terms and conditions and entitle to get a free download. To claim it, go to http://www.tallykoren.com

To watch the video of “Calling You” follow the link – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gitjbDjH-98

72 Names (Hallelujah) Day 65 : A Better World & 72 Good Deeds

In this blog, I thought how can I link the campaign and the value number of the word love/mercy in Hebrew (Chesed) which is the number 72? I came with the idea to make a list of 72 good actions and charity work. I would love to invite to share with me one good action that you did or are going to do in July. The world has enough of bad news so lets focus on the good & the positive. As the Tesco advert says: ‘Every Little Helps’!

Your action can be from helping an elder, giving clothes or money to charity, being sensitive to someone in need who needs an ear or may be lonely. Being kind to yourself is also an option!

When we get to 72 I will pick the best 3 and there will be prizes for the winners:

First prize – I will sing for your birthday.

Second prize – invite to the launch of my single 72 Names (Hallelujah)

Third prize – signed copy of my CD.

Everyone who enters gets a free download. To claim it go to http://www.tallykoren.com

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72 Names (Hallelujah) Day : 61 Creating from Nothing – Manifesto 9

I’d like to share with you my journey as a singer-songwriter doing everything by myself (DIY) the journey of my new single campaign.

In this video I share with you the development of my campaign.

To claim your free download go to http://www.tallykoren.com

72 Names (Hallelujah) Day : 59 Music is My Life

This video is a small clip from one of my last gigs. The song is Music is my Life and it was one of the options to be my single. The song represents what music is for me and I’ve got so much feedback from other singer songwriters who have felt connected to the words.

Music is like addiction but a positive one. We all feel alive when we write music, are in the studio or perform. For me when I write melody it’s one of the only places that I let go and have absolute trust that a song will come. We can never be certain from where the melody comes but it doesn’t matter. Giving your life to music is surrounding, it takes such an important part of life and you are not always with rewards for the hard work. I am a big believer that when the fruit is ready it will happen but also one needs to have a lot of luck and to be in the right place at the right time and to make it happen.

With my new single 72 names (Hallelujah) I am learning so much about promotion, social media and other important parts of the music such as the business. As without those aspects, the fans, the readers, the listeners the song would stay in the draw and wouldn’t get life!

For more information about the music world such as mixing, radio plugging and gigs please read my other blogs .

To claim your free download http://www.tallykoren.com

72 Names (Hallelujah) Day 56 Kabbalah & 72 Names of God an Interview with Rabbi Larry Tabick

A very inspiring interview with Rabbi Larry Tabick who is the Rabbi of Song of Life – Hampstead Reform Jewish Community. He shares with us his knowledge about Kabbala , 72 Names of God, meditation and more.

For more information about his teaching please visit http://www.tabick.abel.co.uk/home.html

To claim your free download please visit http://www.tallykoren.com

72 Names (Hallelujah) Day : 54 Creating from Nothing – Manifesto 8

I’d like to share with you my journey as a singer-songwriter doing everything by myself (DIY) the journey of my new single campaign. This is the sixth week of my campaign, creating from nothing. In this video I share with you the development of my campaign.

To claim your free download go to http://www.tallykoren.com