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HaZamir Providence

Conductor: Cantor Brian Mayer

Coordinator(s): Jana Brenman, Naomi Stein

Teen Leader(s): Penina Satlow

Contact Email: bjmayer@teprov.org

Contact Phone: (401) 331-1616x 22

Rehearsal Day: Sunday

Rehearsal Time: 11:30AM-1:30PM

Rehearsal Location: Temple Emanu-El

Address: 99 Taft Avenue, Providence, RI

Conductor Bio: Brian J. Mayer, cantor of Temple Emanu-El in Providence, since 1989, has been a HaZamir conductor for 15 years. He is the proud father of 4 sons, two of whom sing in the HaZamir Chamber Choir. In his Temple, he has established a music department that includes three choirs, The Shabbat Chai Band and a klezmer band. In 2009, he was the Artistic Director of the award winning Shining Through Broken Glass: A Kristallnacht Concert, which featured Leonard Nimoy. Cantor Dr. Mayer, a recognized scholar of Hazzanut (cantorial music), is also Associate Professor of Jewish Music and Dean of the School of Jewish Music at Hebrew College, in Newton, MA. Prior to his appointment at Hebrew College, he taught for 14 years at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York as Assistant Professor of Hazzanut.

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