13 Sep 2011

New premiere THIS Wednesday!

This coming week begins the 2011 American Conference of Cantors-Guild of Temple Musicians' annual convention in Boston, MA. A big highlight will be the honoring of women in the cantorate. For the occasion, I was asked to compose a work. Based on a wonderful poem by Dina Elenbogen, "A Woman's Voice" will be premiered this coming Wednesday morning during the Shakharit prayer service.

Written for SSA choir and piano, the work attempts to paint the Jewish woman's voice as a strong, powerful, yet distinct voice in modern worship. Dina's well-crafted poetry portrays just the right imagery, and I do hope I was able to paint her text with the proper intention that it deserved.

Hopefully, I'll soon publish the performance and the score here!

UPDATE: The work premiered and I feel was received quite well. Here's a video of the first performance: 



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