Cantor and pianist to play Broadway, chasidic tunes
AN ECLECTIC MIX of everything from traditional liturgical music to Broadway melodies will fill the air at the Monroe Township Senior Center Oct. 26 when Cantor Wayne Siet takes the stage.
Siet, who retired from the pulpit at Temple Shaari Emeth in Manalapan two years ago after serving for 42 years, will use his talents in a benefit performance for the Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County.
Siet will be accompanied by David Schlossberg, known as “Piano Dave” for his work as an accompanist. His CD, “A Place Beyond Words: New Visions of Classic Jewish Melodies,” was named one of the top five albums of the fall 2017 Global Music Awards Competition, which recognizes artists around the world in diverse genres.
Schlossberg is a member of Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple in New Brunswick, where he plays with the Kol Emet Choir, and is an accompanist for several Jewish chorale groups and a founding member of the Highland Park-based klezmer group, Tsu Fil Duvids (Too Many Daves). In addition, Schlossberg serves as musical director of the Monroe Township Chorus and the Concordia Chorale in Monroe, among others.
Siet said he developed his varied repertoire through the many concerts he gave at Shaari Emeth and in fund-raisers for organizations such as ORT and Hadassah.
“My concerts appeal to all age groups,” he told NJJN. “I learned the type of things people like to hear.”
Siet said among the tunes those attending the Oct. 26 performance will hear is a chasidic medley, “Oseh Shalom” and “Hinei Ma Tov,” and a soliloquy from Camelot, “If Ever I Would Leave You.”
If you go
What: “An Evening of Musical Favorites” benefitting Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County
Who: Cantor Wayne Siet and David Schlossberg
Where: Monroe Township Senior Center
When: Saturday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $36 per person, $136 sponsorship includes two tickets and name
Contact: Call museum at 732-292-6990