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High Holy Day Music Participation


Calling All Singers and Instrumentalists for the High Holy Days!

Musical participation by congregants adds so much to the spirit and beauty of our services. Please consider joining with your voice and/or other instrument/s for the 2019 High Holy Days. 

RSVP today by filling in your name on our Google Doc.  You may also phone Marissa Wright if you prefer at 512-735-8912.

Service Dates

S'lichot: Saturday, Sept 21 (evening/night)

Rosh Hashanah: Eve--Sun, Sept. 29; Day--Mon, Sept. 30

Yom Kippur Dates: Eve--Tues, Oct 8; Day--Wed, Oct 9 (throughout the day)

Solo / Small group audition dates

In Cantor Gostein's office. (Note: some of these times may be adjusted.)  Make sure you're available during at least two of these time periods if you wish to audition:
Wed, July 31, 7-9 p.m.
Thurs, Aug. 1, 7-9 p.m.
Sun, Aug. 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 7-9 p.m.
Mon, Aug. 5, 7-9 p.m.
Exact sign-up time slots for auditions will come later.                       

Rehearsal Dates

All participants must be present at the final three rehearsals and at the sound checks in the hour or so before the services. Absences from any rehearsals are very disruptive to the learning process and the balance of the group. If you think you will be missing any rehearsals, please speak with Cantor Gostein before signing up to participate.

Aug. 8- "Open house" / regular rehearsal - Welcome or be welcomed as a new/potential choir member - get to know the choir / your section-mates, learn some of the music, sing some favorites!
Aug. 15
Aug. 22
Aug. 29
Sept. 5
Sept. 12
Sept. 19, with Sound System
Sept. 26, Final Rosh Hashanah rehearsal--run through
Oct. 3, Final Yom Kippur rehearsal--run through

Teen-Led Music for the High Holy Days

Teens, you are invited to help lead music for the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Intergenerational services for Temple Beth Shalom!

Sing and/or play your instrument.  You can help lead one prayer (e.g. V’ahavta), or many--whatever is your comfort level. 

Service Dates

Rosh Hashanah is on Monday, Sept. 30, and Yom Kippur is on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. The intergenerational services will run from 8:30 a.m. to about 10:15 a.m. You will need to arrive by 7:45 a.m.

Rehearsal Dates (in Temple Beth Shalom sanctuary)

Sunday, Sept. 8, 1:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. (focused on RH)
Sunday, Sept 15, 1:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. (focused on YK)
Sunday, Sept 22, 1:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. (run-through for RH and YK)

Please sign here if you will participate. 

Please familiarize yourself with some of the music here. This repertoire may be adjusted over the course of the summer. If you’re interested in having a large role in leading the music, the more you know well from the link above, the more you can potentially help with!

Wed, June 26 2019 23 Sivan 5779