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SOCIETY OF AMERICAN CANTORS:

Founded by Alois Kaiser in Baltimore, Md., May 14, 1895. Its object is the elevation of the cantor's profession, the furtherance of cohesion among its members, and the improvement of musical services in the synagogue. While its membership is open to all, it is in fact an association of cantors of both Conservative and Reform congregations. The society selected and arranged the music for the "Union Hymnal," published by the Central Conference of American Rabbis in 1897. On the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of Solomon Sulzer's birthday (1904) the society published a Friday evening service, with music, selected from Sulzer's "Shir Ẓiyyon." On March 22, 1904 it held a memorial service in New York city in honor of the same event, at which addresses were delivered.

Bibliography:
  • American Jewish Year-Book;
  • Report of the Society of American Cantors for 1904.
A. A. Kai.
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