November 30, 2004
Sunday, December 19, 2004 at 3:00 pm
Admission free, photo ID required for entrance
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
One West 4th Street (between Broadway and Mercer Street)
New York City
The Rose Blum Mandel Memorial Concert at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion will feature both the second and third year cantorial students of the School of Sacred Music, conducted by Artist-in-Residence Joyce Rosenzweig, with pianist Mitchell Vines, performing a concert of classical Jewish music. This concert is an opportunity to hear future Reform cantors singing excerpts from the famous oratorio, Judas Maccabeus, by George Frederick Handel, and choral pieces by a variety of Twentieth century American Jewish composers.
For 2000 years, the cantor has served the Jewish people as leader of prayer, as composer of liturgical poetry and song, and as educator and communal leader. Today, the cantor is part of a professional synagogue team working to enhance Jewish life. As a calling and career, the cantorate continues to wed the worlds of spirit and art.
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion established the School of Sacred Music in 1948 as the Reform Movement's only institution for the training of cantors. Created at a time when the Holocaust threatened the continuity of Jewish heritage, the SSM has flourished as a center dedicated to preserving, enhancing, and creating Jewish music.
This concert has been made possible through the generous support of Cantor Mimi Frishman and Rabbi Louis Frishman, in memory of her beloved mother, Rose Blum Mandel.