Special guest: Composer and perfomer, Danny Maseng
Join us as we honor everyone who make Shir Hadash hum! It takes hundreds of people, thousands of hours and an awful lot of joyful work to keep the community in high gear. The entire community is invited to this special evening of song and thanks.
This year's musical guest is Danny Maseng. Born in Israel to American parents, Danny first came to the United States to star on Broadway in 'Only Fools Are Sad.' A playwright, actor, singer and composer, Danny has served as Evaluator of New American Plays/Opera-Musical Theater for the National Endowment For The Arts, as the Director of the Spielberg Fellowships for the FJC, as Spiritual Leader of URJ congregation Agudas Achim in NY and as Cantor of Temple Israel of Hollywood in California. Danny is most excited to now be the Chazzan and Spiritual Leader of Makom LA, a new, dynamic, post-denominational Jewish Community, in Los Angeles.
Danny is also one of the most popular and respected composers of contemporary Liturgical and Synagogue music. He has been the invited guest of the American Conference of Cantors, the Cantor's Assembly, as well as the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. His compositions are sung world-wide, with a recent Disney Hall appearance by the renowned Pink Martini, who performed Danny's Elohai N'tzor.