Music at TBR - TBR Choirs

Kol Rishon (First Voice) Adult Choir

Soprano to Bass, come find your place! High school students and adults of all ages are welcome to join. Ability to read music and Hebrew are helpful, but not required. We especially need male singers. New members are welcome to join the Kol Rishon choir at any time.

The Kol Rishon choir participates in services frequently throughout the year by lending the force of their collective voices to enhance our worship experience:

  • Prior to the High Holidays, Kol Rishon devotes a great deal of time in rehearsal to polish their knowledge of the liturgical music. Their outstanding participation in each of our High Holiday services greatly augments our appreciation of the service.

  • In several Shabbatot throughout the year, Kol Rishon performs, sometimes along with soloists, to bring the majesty of music into our sanctuary. The choir is highlighted on Shabbat Shira, a musical Shabbat Evening Service featuring our adult choir with its vast repertoire of both classical and contemporary choral compositions.  

  • Kol Rishon performs in various Nursing Homes throughout the year, sharing the healing nature of music with senior citizens who otherwise would not have the opportunity to enjoy the music.

Upcoming Performances:  

Friday, March 23 -  Pre-Passover Shabbat Evening Service.
Wednesday, April 18 - Celebrate Israel @ 70 Concert and Community Program at Beth Haverim SHir Shalom
Friday, April 20 - Celebrate Israel @ 70 Shabbat Evening Service.
Friday, June 1 - Volunteer Recognition Shabbat.

Rehearsals take place on either Mondays or Wednesday evenings.  See the temple calendar for exact dates and times. 

If you are interested in joining Temple Beth Rishon’s outstanding Adult Choir please contact Cantor Ilan Mamber or at 201-891-4466.

Zemer Rishon (First Song) Teen Choir

Zemer Rishon Teen Choir is presently on hiatus until the spring of 2018.  The teen choir participates in congregational religious services and events as well as community events and programs.  Anyone in 7th Grade through 12th Grade who would like to join us in the spring, please contact Cantor Ilan Mamber at or 201-891-4466x204

There is NO fee for this special program!  Teens from the community are welcome too!