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It’s Getting Exciting

Hey folks!  I am really starting to get psyched about this trip to Rome!  I’ve finished fund raising (thanks to ALL who contributed).  I’ve purchased my tickets.  I’ve received the music in the mail (time to get to work on that).  I started discussions with my local Catholic church about doing some joint programming.  I purchased a doodad that will allow me to easily transfer pics from my camera to my mobile devices so that I can blog my trip with pictures every day!

Today I caught sight of the preview video for the documentary that they will be making of our trip.  I saw it on the ACC page on facebook.  If you aren’t a friend of the ACC, come check it out!  Just search for American Conference of Cantors on facebook and become a fan!

Here’s the preview:

Now, true to form with this blog, I need to come up with an idea for a knitting project to take with me to Rome.  The project should be small and portable, and should somehow relate to the theme of faith and building bridges between communities.  Please make some suggestions in the comments!!

Truly Honored

From the ACC website (

It is our pleasure to announce those Cantors who will proudly represent the ACC in Rome this November in a concert promoting Catholic-Jewish dialogue. The concert will be held at the Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri. This group of Cantors was chosen from among the many submissions from our talented colleagues. The Cantors on this list represent the great diversity of our organization. In addition to those who are performing, Cantor Erik Contzius has graciously volunteered to compose a piece for this occasion.

Sopranos: Roslyn Barak, Susan Caro, Lori Corrsin, Gail Hirschenfang, Sally Neff, and Kerith Spencer-Shapiro

Altos: Lauren Bandman, Rosalie Boxt, Claire Franco, Tracey Scher, and Nancy Kassel

Tenors: David Berger, Mark Goldman, Peter Halpern, and David Margules

Baritones/Bass: Richard Cohn, David Frommer, Jonathan Grant, Todd Kipnis, and Leigh Korn

Accompanists: Alan Mason and Vladimir Polezhayev

The video of my audition can be seen on the sidebar.