Ben Steinberg was born in Winnipeg, Canada, and was educated at Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music and the University of Toronto. He is well known across Canada and the U.S. for his lecture-recitals on Jewish music history and style, and has conducted and lectured overseas in such places as Israel, Hong Kong, Australia and Japan.
A professional composer of both sacred and secular music, he is perhaps the most widely commissioned composer of Jewish music worldwide. His works have been published in the U.S., Canada and Israel.
Ben has served as director of music at Temple Sinai since 1970, and was appointed composer-in-residence in 1996. The University of Calgary (Alberta) Special Collections currently houses his original manuscripts, scores and papers.
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This item is a photograph of Ben Steinberg and the Hamilton Jewish choir, during a performance on stage. Ben Steinberg is bowing to the audience. Standing second from the left in the back row is Marion Bennett.
There is a stamp on the front of the photograph that reads "proof only, unretouched".
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