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Baltimore Hebrew Congregation has a long and storied history of musical innovation. The role of cantor over the years has been filled by wonderful singers, composers and interpreters of Jewish music. Aided by choirs and music directors, their legacy of music programming has ranged from the classical masters of the 19th century German synagogue to the popular folk musicians of today. 

BHC prides itself on being a “singing congregation” where all are eager to join in with the cantor and choirs, participating in both the familiar and new tunes of our liturgy. Cantor Robbie Solomon, Cantor Ann Sacks and our Music Director Jimmy Galdieri invite you to peruse these pages to learn about and hear samples of our wide variety of musical offerings.

Our Choirs

Kol RinnahKol Rinnah

Kol Rinnah, formed in 1982, is the Congregational choir of Baltimore Hebrew Congregation under the direction of Cantor Robbie Solomon and Musical Director Jimmy Galdieri. The group consists of 25 – 30 congregants whose dedication to the worship and musical life of BHC is immeasurable.

Although some members have previous musical and choral experience, most just come with a love of singing and the camaraderie that comes with singing in a choir. Some members have sung with the group since its inception—others joined just this year. Everyone loves the joy and community that come from singing, and especially in singing God’s praises.

Kol Rinnah rehearses most Tuesday nights from 7:30 - 9 PM, most often in the Hoffberger Chapel. They perform once every three weeks at Shabbat Evening Services and often at other special musical events in and out of the building. Occasionally we collaborate with other synagogue and church choirs. Our members consider Kol Rinnah as their second family, and sometimes our fun continues with social outings. No ability to read music or Hebrew is required to join, just a love of singing and a dedication to our worship community.

Learn the songs: Alto, Bass, Soprano, Tenor, Hush of Midnight

Professional Choir

BHC's High Holy Day Services are graced by the beautiful sounds of choral singing from our professional singers. In the Sanctuary an octet of glorious voices under the direction of our Music Director and Accompanist, Jimmy Galdieri, resounds throughout the services. In the Straus Social Hall, the Alternative Service is enhanced by two or more choral singers. The professional singers are sometimes used as section leaders among the ranks of Kol Rinnah. INFO: Jimmy Galdieri,

Department of Energy

The Department of Energy is the BHC Religious School Junior Choir. Our children sing at special Shabbat services during the year, as well as occasional outside concerts and visits to nursing homes. Rehearsals take place on Sunday mornings at 11:45 with Cantor Solomon. INFO: Brad Cohen, Director of Education,

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Upcoming EventsSafam Concert 2014

Check back for our next exciting musical performances.

Other Opportunities

Musical Ensembles

The Solomonics are a group of congregants who play for occasional temple events, such as New Member Havdalah, Summer Nights on Park Heights, etc. Known for upbeat repertoire from Klezmer to Dixieland to seventies rock and roll, The Solomonics welcome folk and jazz musicians in the congregation who can read music. INFO: Cantor Robbie Solomon,

Additions to Shabbat Services

On occasion, a percussionist, string or woodwind player from the congregation joins us at services on Friday night to enhance the music of the service.

Shofar Blowers

For the High Holy Day season, a group of Shofar blowers is needed to cover the multiple services and rooms where the shofar is sounded. The group gathers to rehearse in late summer. Register with Cantor Solomon,

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