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the musical director of a choir

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the official of a synagogue who conducts the liturgical part of the service and sings or chants the prayers intended to be performed as solos

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Cantorial music continued to develop through the middle of the 20th century, when extraordinary tenors including Jan Peerce and Richard Tucker made the transition from the synagogues of Brooklyn to the Metropolitan Opera.
Rich's first cantorial position was at a Reform synagogue in San Pedro.
Unlike the wholesome catharsis (movement toward emotional equilibrium or stasis) and the positive semantic reaction provided by the Spirituals described by Frederick Douglass or the singing of the blues or the artistic laments (institutional crying) finding its outlet in the Cantorial services in the synagogue, hip hop and rap provide no resolution in healthful equilibrium, but instead leave us under perpetual tension.
In a study of cantorial traditions, the two are combined and, ultimately, inseparable.
On a kitchen shelf, I inventory Jewish sounds: piles of CD's of singer Paul Zim, classic cantorial pieces beloved by Susan's father, Barbara Streisand, and Klezmer bands.
He was born into an emancipated Jewish family in Vienna: his mother came from a Prague cantorial family while his father was a simple shoemaker from Slovakia.
To take his musical image onward from this triple chord, the author then plays with theme and variation: adding a Greek woman's voice (as she feels herself essentially in tune with the slave), investigating the bass notes of Greek philosophy, discovering the martial blare of Rome where libertas concentrates in the freedman's knowledge of where he once was, and passing on to the cantorial psalmody of Paul and the early Christian "community of urban freedmen.
For the third year in a row, the services will be conducted by Rabbi Sadie Reuben and Eric Kaye, cantorial soloist.
When Leib heard the balloons-in-the-trees report from his friend, Aaron Seligman, a member of the Kol Zimra Cantorial Chorus who arrived early with the Schiff family to review the service outline and was therefore one of the first to witness the spectacle and also knew that Leib had to be the Jablin party responsible for releasing the balloons, Leib listened approvingly, pleased with the pandemonium that ensued, in particular, the report about Mr.
You hear great cantorial music or great Russian music.
She shares her time between congregational cantorial roles in Los Angeles, and as Hospice Chaplain with Kaiser Permanente.
Diner devotes six-and-one-half densely packed pages to what she calls "Jewish feminism" of the 1960s and 1970s, focusing on "the admission of women into rabbinical and cantorial school, the emergence of women as lay leaders in their synagogues, and the transformation of the liturgy in reflecting the era's regnant idea that women had an equal share in the history and destiny of the Jewish people.
The late Cantor Allan Michelson, who served at Adat Ari El in North Hollywood, took Rosen on as a cantorial student.
The JSA's sound collection includes Jewish popular music, Yiddish theater, Israeli folk, cantorial, and Sephardic music.
Elements of the music's style and liturgical framework, biblical cantillation, cantorial style, choir, and congregational singing are analyzed.