Cantors in concert at Shaare Emeth on May 6

Cantor Seth Warner

Congregation Shaare Emeth will celebrate its 150th anniversary year with “Rejoice! A Musical Celebration” at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6. Cantor Seth Warner will be joined by Rabbi Cantor Alison Wissot of Temple Judea, Al Fischer and Cantorial student Daniel Geigerman. 

The cabaret-style concert hopes to evoke feelings of nostalgia, hopefulness, humor and celebration. 

As a professional cabaret and Broadway performer, Wissot’s voice and persona exude beauty, warmth and connection. She is a regular collaborator in the Los Angeles area on musical and religious projects. 

Warner is in his 12th year as Shaare Emeth’s cantor. He is highly regarded in the cantorate as a gifted singer, teacher and mentor. He works closely with his rabbinic colleagues to craft prayerful and musical experiences that inspire, teach and comfort the congregation. He is treasurer of the American Conference of Cantors and volunteers locally as a chaplain for several first responder agencies. 

Fisher moved to Yakima, Wash., nearly three years ago after a successful career with the Gateway Men’s Chorus as artistic director as well as other prominent musical positions in St. Louis. A certified music teacher, Fisher has served as one of Shaare Emeth’s accompanists and collaborators for many years. 

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Geigerman is in his third year of the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music at the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. He grew up at Shaare Emeth and is an important part of the musical landscape of the Congregation.

The event takes place at Shaare Emeth, 11645 Ladue Road. Tickets are $18, and students are free. For tickets and more information, call 314-569-0010.