Intimate Voices - Music of Jewish Spirit
Join us in a joyous Holiday celebration of music as BCC Cantor Juval Porat brings together six of the most talented cantorial voices in LA for an extraordinary night of joyous song and celebration. With the amazing JAC Trio, they will blend a capella, choral, solos, duets, and strings featuring liturgical and secular work of Jewish composers.
"Intimate Voices - Music of Jewish Spirit" will capture themes of darkness and light in the spirit of winter and the radiance of Chanukkah, promising to create a truly memorable evening for one night only, Saturday, December 8th. Champagne, wine, hors d'oeuvres and dessert lounge opens at 7:00PM; Concert starts at 8:00PM.
Featuring Cantors Kerith Spencer-Shapiro of University Synagogue, Chayim Frenkel of Temple Kehillat Israel, David Weinwald of Temple Beth Shalom, Jennifer Bern-Vogel of Temple Emanu El, and Rebekah Mersky of B'nai Horin and Santa Monica Synagogue, augmented by the JAC string Trio and Todd Moellenberg on piano!
Cantor Juval Porat
Classically trained (in Germany and Israel) and incredibly creative, Cantor Juval Porat has been uplifting BCC souls since his arrival in 2008. From sacred song to pop culture to his own creations, in drag for Purim or as an elegant interpreter of prayer, solo or in collaboration with congregants, co-clergy, and other musicians, as teacher, prayer leader, choir director, concert producer, songwriter, CD soloist, Juval unceasingly delights and inspires as a spiritual and musical guide along our life journeys.
Cantor Kerith Spencer-Shapiro
Cantor Kerith Spencer-Shapiro has been with University Synagogue since 2014. She received her cantorial ordination and masters of sacred music from the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in 2003. She was distinguished to be the first female voice to be heard at the Eldridge Street Synagogue in New York City. She has appeared in concert at Town Hall and Symphony Space in New York City; Beit Daniel, Tel Aviv, Israel; The Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri in Rome, Italy; and at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Cantor Chayim Frenkel
In his 34 years as cantor of Kehillat Israel, Cantor Chayim Frenkel has built an impressive career marked by a series of exceptional musical accomplishments. Blessed with a rich, warm tenor voice and an ability to nurture others talents, Chayim has become a driving force in the world of modern Jewish music and cantorial practice, following in the very large footsteps of his late father, Hazzan Uri Frenkel. In 1998, Cantor Frenkel served as co-chair of the Cantors Assembly's celebration in honor of the State of Israels 50th anniversary. As part of these festivities, he performed at Carnegie Hall and produced a concert in New Yorks Central Park, attended by over 10,000 people. Cantor Frenkel has commissioned and produced numerous recordings and, in 2009, he launched KItunes, which offers free downloads of all the music of KI that he has produced.
Cantor David Weinwald
Cantor David Reinwald, a Chicago native, has been the cantor of Temple Beth Sholom in Santa Ana since 2010. He holds a Bachelors in Music, Media, and Jewish Studies from Indiana University Bloomington and was ordained as a cantor by the Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in New York City in 2006. He is a member of the executive board of the American Conference of Cantors. Cantor Reinwald is inspired by Jewish and cantorial music that is both classic and contemporary, and also has a specialization in music written and performed during the Holocaust. The cantors debut album, "Here I Stand" , features many of his own compositions. He is the creator and host of the unique podcast Tropeful, studying Torah through the perspective of the trope system.
Cantor Jennifer Bern-Vogel
Cantor Jennifer Bern-Vogel was ordained in 1995 at Hebrew Union College Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music in New York. Cantor of the historic Ohef Sholom Temple in Norfolk, Virginia for thirteen years. Jennifer and her family relocated to southern California in 2009 to be closer to her husbands parents, both Holocaust survivors. Since her arrival, Bern-Vogel now serves Congregation Emanuel El [formerly of San Bernardino] in Redlands, which traces its history back to the early 1850s when the first Jewish settlers came to southern California.
Cantor Rebekah Mersky
The founding cantor of Beit Teshuvah, Cantor Rebekah Mirsky now serves as cantor at congregation B'nai Horin and Santa Monica Synagogue. Rebekah's compositions have been used by congregations all over the United States.
The JAC Trio
Global Strings for the New Millenium
Circe Diaz Gamero, cello
Janice Mautner Markham, violin
Amira Bennett, viola
Beth Chayim Chadashim (BCC) (View)
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