Cantors showcased at AJ Israeli music program

Adath Jeshurun and The Kentucky Homefront’s presentation of “7 Decades of Israeli Music,” at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 30,, at AJ, will have something different.
Not only will their regular performers – Cantors David Lipp and Sharon Hordes, vocalists Jennifer Diamond and Bridget Kaelin, Homefront host John Gage – be on hand, but the show will feature cantors from across the Midwest and Northeast.
AJ will welcome Cantors Paula Pepperstone of Beth Sholom-Chevra Shas in Jamesville, New York (and previously of Keneseth Israel); Yvon Shor, director of liturgical arts and music at Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio; Sarah Levine of the West End Synagogue in New York City; and Melissa Cohen of Congregation Beth -El Zedeck in Indianapolis, Indiana.
According to Lipp, Pepperstone is in town that week for a conference and offered to do some kind of performance with him and Hordes.
“It occurred to me that I’d be finishing my 7 Decades of Israeli Popular Music course around the same time, so I asked John [Gage] if this was an appropriate Homefront theme,” Lipp said. “He was excited about it.”
Professor Ranen Omer-Sherman will introduce the 14 musical pieces slated for that evening, providing historical context for the selections.
Tickets, which are $10 apiece, can be purchased at Contact AJ at 502-458-5359 for details.

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