"Two Candles Burn" is an exciting concept in new and original songs for Jewish Festivals. The songs were composed by Stephen Melzack who felt the time was right to create a fresh approach through music to stimulate and interest children (and adults) with each song carefully written to capture the essence of the Festivals.
Available as a download ( or on CD with selected sing-a-long Backing tracks), the songs cover the main points of the Festivals and are sung in English using Key Hebrew words.
They have proved ideal for all ages of children including in particular Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupils, and are being used to lead singing in the Classroom or Assembly and introduce children to and support the teaching of Judaism in any School or Cheder. They have already received reviews in various educational publications including the T.E.S. Religious Education Supplement, Child Education Magazine and RE Today. As a result, schools throughout the Country (including special needs schools) are using the songs for this purpose.
Stephen is an international award winning Singer/Songwriter and Performer whose composition "This Land" won two song writing competitions:- An International Jewish song competition held in Canada beating over 300 entries worldwide and the UK "Song for Israel 2008" competition.
He has composed official team songs for Luton Town, Queens Park Rangers and Tottenham Hotspur football clubs.
He also performs "Candles of Hope" a song written by him for the Candles of Hope Ceremony at Cancer Research "Relay for Life" events in the UK with the song also being used in the USA and Australia at their Relays.
He regularly appears in concerts and cabaret , organises educational music and songwriting workshops and seminars and has featured in the "Simcha On The Square" festival held in Trafalgar Square London as well as appearing twice in " Klezmer in the Park" in Regents Park London