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I am a Christian.  And for the past ten years, I have had a rabbi.
Since October 2001, I have sung in the professional choir of Congregation Emanu-El in Houston, Texas, which has been led since 1978 by Senior Rabbi Roy A. Walter who was brought in by then-Senior Rabbi Robert I. Kahn, of [...]

For me, January is one of the dullest months of the year music-wise. The great and austere world of the fine arts is in that peculiar span of time just after Christmas/New Year’s and before things start revving up again in February and March to the crescendo that, for me at least, will not [...]


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What can I say? High Holy Days at Temple Emanu-El in Houston was sublime as always. We in the Professional Choir sang services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, though my friends at more conservative congregations sang more than we did.


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The Professional Choir of Congregation Emanul-El, this afternoon, completed its part of the congregation’s Rosh Hashanah services.

Back in full-swing

High Holy Days rehearsals at Congregation Emanu-El have begun, the Palmer Episcopal Church adult choir is back in full-scale session, Bach Choir is about to do its first performance of the year, and the Houston Chamber Choir kicked off its year with an excellent first rehearsal of the season this past evening (though it’s the [...]