Cantor Arik Luck and Cantor Marsha Attie infuse each Shabbat experience and holiday celebration with music that is guaranteed to move you.
They are often joined by other musical collaborators including organist Rodney Gehrke and accompanists Eric Schoen and Jonathan Ferris as well as many other talented musicians.
Cantor Luck is a member of the American Conference of Cantors (ACC), was a founding member and former president of the Reform Cantors of Chicago (RCC), holds a Masters Degree of Sacred Music from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, and was ordained as a cantor by HUC-JIR DFSSM in 2009. Cantor Luck is a recording artist and you can listen to his release, Moishe Oysher: The Master Singer of His People!
Cantor Attie was instrumental in the creation of many of our innovative services, including our Contemporary High Holy Day services, as well as our nationally recognized Young Adult service, the Late Shabbat. Cantor Attie received her Cantorial ordination in 2014 from AJRCA (Academy of Jewish Religion California). Cantor Attie is a composer and recording artist whose CDs can be found on her website, http://marshaattie.com.
Join us for our upcoming concert!
Songs of Resilience and Renewal
With Cantor Marsha Attie, Cantor Josh Breitzer, Cantor Leigh Korn, Cantor Arik Luck, Singer/Songwriter Chava Mirel, Cantorial soloist Jason McKinney, Cantor Jennifer Strauss-Klein and featuring our own Cantor Emerita Roz Barak. Musical direction byJonathan Comisar.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | 7:00 pm | Martin Meyer Sanctuary
Koleinu,*(Hear Our Voices) is an exciting musical collaboration that draws inspirations from a Jewish theme and explores the music that surrounds and inspires it.
Throughout Jewish history, our strength and resolve have proven both key to our survival and the flourishing of our culture. What drives our determination? Where does our sense of humor in the face of devastating opposition draw from? With this exciting performance, we’ll start with the ancient Israelites, and move all the way to 21st century America, rejoicing together at Jewish songs of resistance, confrontation, camaraderie, and triumph.
Sunday evening, February 4
Koleinu* Artists’ Dinner
A bonus private dinner with our guest artists will take place at a congregant’s home. This limited-capacity event will give you the opportunity to share in an evening of music and memory with our performers. (tickets sold separately from concert)
With Koleinu,* each year we will draw inspiration from a different Jewish theme and explore the music that surrounds and inspires it. In Songs and Resilience and Renewal, performers from throughout the country will join with our musical staff to give their unique voices to this exciting and innovative continuing project.
BROTHER MOSES SMOTE THE WATER
KLEZMATICS WITH SPECIAL GUEST JOSHUA NELSON
Sunday, March 25 5:00 pm| Main Sanctuary | Congregation Emanu-El
World-renowned Grammy-winning superstars of the Klezmer world, the Klezmatics celebrate their 30th anniversary at Congregation Emanu-El as they bring us their music steeped in spiritualism and Eastern European tradition while incorporating themes of social justice.
In this concert, they join forces with Joshua Nelson, the Prince of Kosher Gospel, to explore the complexity of Jewish identity, Black identity, and humankind. Age-old Hebrew Passover songs will be melded with the African soul tradition, echoing the great stylings of Mahalia Jackson.
Community choirs will join in this multi-cultural celebration of freedom and fellowship. This exciting, soul-stirring concert is not to be missed and perfect for the whole family.
Generous support for this series comes from the Ingrid D. Tauber Fund.
We are grateful to Bob Tandler and Vallie Benesch for their in-kind support for this project.