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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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Still, the coterie insist that (1) an oblique reference to a Grimm folk tale, "The Jew in the Bramble Bush," in the second Stollen of Walther's Act I trial song (Beckmesser is at the time in the marker's booth) is somehow proof that anti-Semitism is woven into the whole ideological fabric of Die Meistersinger; that (2) Beckmesser's serenade is a malicious and deliberate parody of Jewish cantorial style; that (3) Beckmesser's limping and twitching in Hans Sachs's workshop is anti-Jewish stereotyping; and that (4) Jewish communities in Vienna and Berlin saw Beckmesser as an anti-Semitic caricature and protested violently.
Tears came to her eyes as she prayed, and her family's illustrious and lengthy cantorial tradition kicked in and told her that the experience was what she was meant to do.
For the past week, I've been listening to his toe-tapping rendition of "Adon Olam," which begins with a rich cantorial tune and blooms into a soulful melody.
The temples past president, Davi Cheng, is a Chinese lesbian convert, and Edwards' key liturgical partner, Cantorial Soloist Fran Magid Chalin, has been with the synagogue through many personal changes.
Institutionally, however, "the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards determined that commitment ceremonies should not be performed and that sexually active homosexuals should not be admitted to the Movement's rabbinical and cantorial schools.
702) Like the Cantorial service in a synagogue, the singing of spirituals or the singing of the blues can actually create a positive ameliorative semantic reaction.
23 Jewish Family & Children's Services * Cantorial Concert FSU Center for the Performing Arts, $36.
From an early age, Jacob evinced great interest in and talent for cantorial singing.
In the first half of this year, for instance, Kronos highlights include the premiere performance of Meredith Monk's "Stringsongs"; the release of a Nonesuch Records CD of music by Azerbaijani composer Franghiz Ali-Zadeh; an extensive tour of Australia and New Zealand playing music written for the ensemble by Peter Sculthorpe, Willem Jeths, Steve Reich, Alexandra du Bois and others; a Los Angeles performance with Emil Zrihan, a Moroccan-born Israeli singer who combines Jewish cantorial music with Arab-Andalusian song and elements of flamenco and Arab folk music; and the world premiere of "The Cusp of Magic" by Terry Riley, with Wu Man on Chinese pipa.
John Zorn has metamorphosed cantorial matter into thrashcore death metal, The Klezmatics have taken, er, klezmer, and re-shaped it in an avant jazz setting and, most recently, the young London-based Koby Israelite has been toying with surf twang-guitar, reverberating deep inside the synagogue.
He mixed elements of the Jewish cantorial tradition with Arab-Andalusian song that evening, with backing from musicians in the same ecumenical spirit.
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.
I was certain that, if I probed, I could coax out of Bobie some statement in which she equated cantorial singing with operatic delivery.