Our programs are designed to be varied, intergenerational, and of interest to all members of our community.
The Sacred Music Program, under the guidance of Cantor Amy Levy and chaired by Sonnie Katz, is designed to enhance the religious experience at KI. Sacred music is at the core of worship. It must be respectful of tradition, and, at the same time, participatory, warm and accessible.
If you are a KI member and would like to participate in adult or youth choir activities, please contact Cantor Levy at (215) 887-8702.
The Shir KI Adult Choir is under the leadership and direction of Hazan David Tilman, Cantor Amy Levy and Organist Andrew Senn. Shir KI enhances the beauty of Shabbat, High Holidays and Holiday Services throughout the year with beautiful music and voice. The music varies and includes a multitude of liturgical composers of different origins.
The Choir is like a family; the strong vibrant vocal sound emanating from Shir KI's four (4) professional singers makes singing together a pure joy enhancing the beauty of the music. Without the guidance and direction of those mentioned, Shir KI would never have accomplished their goals.
The majority of Shir KI members are KI Congregants with the exception of a few who are members of synagogues without a choir and those who are unaffiliated.
If you are interested in joining the Choir please contact Cantor Amy Levy in the KI Clergy office 215.887.8702
A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Andrew Senn is Organist/Pianist at KI. He also serves as Director of Music and Organist at The First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, where he directs the professional chancel choir, the volunteer parish choir and a dynamic and growing concert series. Following his studies with John Weaver at The Curtis, Andrew spent a year as Organ Scholar at Truro Cathedral in England. As a conductor, he has led acclaimed performances of Handel's Messiah, Poulenc's Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani, Britten's Saint Nicolas, Bach's B minor mass and Duruflé's Requiem. As an organ recitalist, he has performed numerous concerts in notable venues across the United States, England and Germany. As an ensemble player, he has performed with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Singers. Andrew is passionately devoted to the organ and aims to make the instrument and its music accessible to everyone. In his spare time, he enjoys food, fine cars, Harley-Davidson motorcycles and people.