State’s cantors to come together in Waukesha

Many of the state’s cantors will bring their voices together on Sunday, April 14, for “A Journey of Jewish Music,” and its influence on popular American music.

The concert is in celebration of Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha’s 80th anniversary, and Cantor Deborah Martin will be explaining the diverse Jewish music of our heritage throughout the globe in the past through the present.

Cantor Deborah Martin is spiritual leader at Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha. Photo by Joe Dailey.

“We have a rich heritage of different musical styles and languages because of our journeys in the diaspora,” Martin said. “We wish to share the beauty of Jewish music as we celebrate 80 years of bringing progressive Jewish life to Waukesha County and the surrounding areas.”

The concert will be held at 3 p.m. in the Shattuck Music Center at Carroll University.

Performers joining Cantor Martin include Cantor Karen Berman of Congregation Shalom, Hazzan Jeremy Stein of Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, Cantor Richard Newman of Congregation Sinai, Cantor Sharon Brown-Levy of Temple Beth El in Madison and cantorial soloist Marsha Fensin of Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha.

The Carroll University choir and A Band’n All Hope (a klezmer band) also will perform.

Advance tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 5 through 15. Tickets at the door (cash only) are $30 and $15.

Go to MusicJourney.EventBrite.com to purchase advance tickets.

Contact Laurie Schwartz at  L.Schwartz@WaukeshaTemple.org for further information.