SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanual are sponsoring a special benefit concert featuring six cantors performing a selection of Broadway show music.
The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Scarsdale Synagogue at 2 Ogden Road, according to a press release. The cantors will also perform selected liturgical melodies during the concert sponsored by the Synagogue’s Hershaft Music Fund.
The six cantors are "all well regarded for their command of both secular and religious repertoires," according to the release. The group includes Chanin Becker, Cantor at Scarsdale Synagogue; Gerald Cohen, Cantor at Shaarei Tikvah, Scarsdale; Leigh Korn, Cantor at Temple Isaiah, Lafayette, Calif.; Benjie Ellen Schiller, Cantor at Bet Am Shalom, White Plains; Amanda Kleinman, Cantorial Intern at Westchester Reform Temple, Scarsdale; and Rachel Harrison Rhodes, Cantorial Intern at Bet Am Shalom, White Plains, according to the release.
“We all look forward to singing an exciting and varied group of melodies, with lots of old favorites and some new music – both secular and liturgical – that we hope will lift spirits and put a song in the hearts of everyone who attends," said Becker in the release. "It should be a fun and very worthwhile evening, especially because it will also benefit people in the Westchester community who need help in coping with the challenges of our increasingly complex society.”
The concert is not religious and the general public is invited to attend, according to the release. Tickets are $18 in advance and $23 at the door, with proceeds going to the Westchester Jewish Community Services’ Partners in Caring initiative, "through which social workers provide a range of support groups, including counseling and educational programs to meet the needs of congregants, members and staff at Westchester’s synagogues and Jewish community centers," according to the release. For further information and to order tickets for the Cantors’ Concert, residents are asked to call 914-725-5175 or email Teresa LaGreca at email@example.com.