Cantor to highlight Jewish world music for Hadassah

Cantor Avraham Alpert
Cantor Avraham “Avi” Alpert

Cantor Avi Alpert will speak on “Jewish Music Around the World” at Hadassah Southern Arizona’s luncheon on Sunday, Dec. 8 at noon at McMahon’s Restaurant, 2959 N. Swan Road.

The presentation will include video and vocals. Alpert, the cantor at Congregation Bet Shalom, holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from the Herberger Institute at Arizona State University. He trained for many years in the bel canto technique with Grayson Hirst, a professor at the University of Arizona, Sharon Erman in Sacramento, Calif., and tenor Thom Culcasi in Las Vegas.

The cost of the lunch, which is open to members, prospective members and guests, is $18. To reserve, send check payable to Hadassah to Marlene Zoloto, 10335 N. Fair Desert Dr., Oro Valley, AZ 85737. For more information, contact Marlene, at 219-6910.