The John Leopold and Martha Dellheim Senior Recital

Date: Jan 28, 2019

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Sponsor: H. L. Miller Cantorial School

Location: New York City

Category: Public Lectures & Events

H. L. Miller Cantorial School and College of Jewish Music of The Jewish Theological Seminary presents The John Leopold and Martha Dellheim Senior Recital featuring graduating seniors Anna Chapman and Anna Silverman.

Monday, January 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Women’s League Seminary Synagogue, JTS 

Join Anna Chapman and Anna Silverman for an exciting evening of music and spirit as they share their talents and their vision for the 21st-century cantorate. The recital will feature a wide range of great Jewish music—hazzanut, Israeli art songs, contemporary composers, choral works—in Hebrew, Ladino, Yiddish, and English. Joyce Rosenzweig, adjunct instructor at JTS, is the pianist for this concert, which will also feature the H. L. Miller Cantorial School Chorus, conducted by Hazzan Natasha Hirschhorn.


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Anna Chapman is in her fifth and final year at the H. L. Miller Cantorial School.  Anna currently serves as a student cantor at Congregation Brothers of Israel in Newtown, PA as well as Congregation Beth El in New London, CT. Last year she performed in the Dellheim cantorial concert “From Bima to Broadway” at Congregation Beth Tzedec in Calgary, Alberta. She has also performed in cantorial concerts at the Jewish Theological Seminary and in New London, CT. Last summer she completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education, working as a chaplain intern at Project ORE, a program providing lunch and social services for marginalized seniors.

Anna Katarzyna Silverman was born and raised in Warsaw. When she was 26, Anna learned from her mother that she was Jewish. Much later in life, Anna became a member of the Jewish choir Clil and the Jewish vocal ensemble Shir Avi. She became a member of the non-Orthodox synagogue Beit Warszawa in 2009, where she is still considered a shlichat tzibur (prayer leader). She was one of the first shlichei tzibur to serve in different cities of Poland, trying to recreate non-Orthodox Jewish life within the framework of the “Jewish Renewal in Poland” project. She studied opera at the Bulgarian National Conservatoire (now Academy of Music) Pancho Vladigerov in Sofia and is a graduate of the Acting and Voice Department at the Fr. Chopin Music Academy (now Musical University) in Warsaw.

Joyce Rosenzweig is an internationally recognized pianist, conductor, master class presenter, lecturer, coach, arranger, and authority on Jewish art and synagogue music. She has performed in concerts throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and Israel, and is a dedicated educator of cantors and synagogue musicians, having served for more than 25 years on the faculty of Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music at Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion, where she holds the title of Artist-in-Residence. She has been a faculty member at H. L. Miller Cantorial School since 2004 and has served as music director of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in Manhattan since 1994. Ms. Rosenzweig studied piano performance at Oberlin Conservatory of Music (Ohio) and Manhattan School of Music; choral conducting at Westminster Choir College (New Jersey); Yiddish at Oxford University and JTS; and art song and chamber music at the Banff Centre of the Arts (Canada), Cleveland Orchestra’s Blossom Music Festival, and Franz Schubert Institute (Vienna), where she was awarded first prize in lieder accompaniment. She has collaborated in chamber music recitals with ensembles from the New York Philharmonic and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and appeared as soloist with the New Orleans Philharmonic and Texas Festival Orchestra under the baton of Leon Fleisher. Her new CD with Cantor David Berger, “Refuge,” a collection of art songs by Jewish-American refugee composers, is due to be released in the coming months.