Friday, May 24, 2013

I went to a wonderful Cantors Assembly concert

. . . and all I got were these, er, awful, photos (because I stupidly left my camera in my backpack in the cloakroom and couldn't figure out even how to take close-ups from the balcony, much less shoot videos, with my Android).  The concert was wonderful--hope my local readers were there!

I confess that I have ulterior motives for hoping the Cantors Assembly recorded this concert.  I let out a Mizrachi "trill" in response to a "trill" by one of the singers--it came automatically, because that's what Israeli folk dancers do--but it would be a delightful irony if, over 30 years after having been turned down for admission to cantorial school, I ended up on a cantorial recording.  :) :) :)


Blogger Mighty Garnel Ironheart said...

My father was a big fan of chazzanus. Always had it playing on his tape recorder. Owned every album out there I think. Used to get me out of bed in the morning by opening my bedroom door (and closing my mother's, of course) and pushing place on the tape recorder. Aargh.
And now I lead services on RH and YK at the local nursing home so I spent 2 months listening to chazzanus in the car to get practised up.
Life's funny sometimes.

Fri May 31, 10:56:00 AM 2013  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

The selections at this particular concert were mostly more modern compositions, rather than classical chassanut. That was fine for me, since I prefer the usually-plainer nusach to often-operatic chazzanut. The cantor of the host synagogue, on the other hand, regaled us with chazzanut when he led Maariv before the concert. Personally, I preferred the style of the concert singers.

Learning to leading a Yamim Noraim/High Holiday service is admirable, and helpful to the congregation in question. Kol ha-kavod. (Er, "all honor" is a bit too literal a translation--any suggestions?)

Fri May 31, 02:39:00 PM 2013  
Blogger The Reform Baal Teshuvah said...

Kol ha-kavod. (Er, "all honor" is a bit too literal a translation--any suggestions?)

"Good on you!"

Tue Jun 04, 11:13:00 PM 2013  

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