I admired all the singers, but especially cantor Abelson, who so thoroughly reminded me of the impassioned cantors I heard as a child, singing full out, with that throbbing sob in the voice that could suggest either sorrow or joy. His rendition of the song of Jews in the German camps singing their defiant "I believe!" was hair-raising.

Wyner was the pellucid and mellifluous piano soloist and sympathetic vocal accompanist — and the perfect welcoming and warm-hearted host for this heartfelt concert.

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