Concert Featuring Cantor Azi Schwartz : of HUC-JIR/Jerusalem Cantorial Faculty : Jan. 31 at 4 pm

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Cantor Azi Schwartz, a member of the cantorial faculty at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem, will be performing in a concert entitled "Cantors in Song: A Concert to Honor Shabbat Shirah" on Sunday, January 31 at 4 pm at Park Avenue Synagogue, Madison Avenue at 87th Street, New York City. Cantor Schwartz will perform traditional hazzanut, Broadway ballads, and contemporary liturgical compositions, including his own. This concert, featuring Park Avenue Synagogue's three cantors, will also feature Cantor Nancy Abramson and Cantor Elana Rozenfeld. Admission is free.


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