Chazon HaChazan: A New Vision for the Cantorate
H. L. Miller Cantorial School and College of Jewish Music of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) presents Chazon HaChazan: A New Vision for the Cantorate—a John Leopold and Martha Dellheim Senior Recital at JTS on March 3, 2016 at 7: 00 p.m. Featured performers will include Rachel Brook, Ethan Goldberg, and Shoshi Rosenbaum, with Joyce Rosenzweig on piano. RSVP at www.jtsa.edu/seniorrecital2016.
Join them 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 liturgical music, art songs, ensemble pieces, and original compositions, sung in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, and English. The event is cosponsored by the John Leopold and Martha Dellheim Endowment Fund and H. L. Miller Cantorial School. John Dellheim (z”l) was a Holocaust survivor who became a pioneering computer programmer at IBM. He deeply loved Judaism and Jewish music, and endowed the John Leopold and Martha Dellheim Senior Recitals in order to bring Western cantorial music to synagogues around the United States via the graduating cantors of H. L. Miller Cantorial School, thereby perpetuating the performance and transmission of Jewish sacred music to future generations.
H. L. Miller Cantorial School and College of Jewish Music is home to some of the most accomplished and creative faculty in Jewish and religious music and voice. Its educators are composers, cantors, and artists who prepare and guide new clergy to lead and perform, and to preserve and teach Jewish musical tradition and prayer to new generations of congregants. Students spend five years learning and integrating the skills that will allow them to serve the Jewish community as cantors and leaders. The training includes performance preparation, as well as studies in nusah, prayer, text skills, and general music.