If you enjoy singing and would like to participate in a fun and meaningful experience, please consider joining The Sweet Singers of David, Temple Beth David’s volunteer choir. It’s a wonderful and welcoming group conducted by our own Steve Bermann.
The Sweet Singers participate in several services throughout the year, and rehearsals are held in advance of each service, usually on Tuesday nights at 7:30PM. Our High Holidays services include many choral pieces, and rehearsals in preparations for the High Holy Days generally start in the summer. Rehearsals are typically held on Tuesday evenings or Sunday afternoons.
For more information on how you can share your musical gifts for the benefit of our congregation, please email Steve at Cantor@templebd.com
The son of Holocaust Survivors, Cantor Bermann comes from a family of Reform Cantors and Orthodox Rabbis.
He has performed throughout Europe, the Orient and the Mid-East as a featured soloist with the Roger Wagner Chorale, Pennsylvania Opera Company, the Philadelphia New Music Group, the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony and the Los Angeles Zimriyah Chorale.
Cantor Bermann studied Conducting and Voice at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, UCLA, USC and CSUN and studied with coaches from the Vienna Staatsoper, the Los Angeles Musical Theater Workshop, and the Los Angeles Opera.
With his background as a Voice Teacher and Coach, Cantor Bermann has also been a Music Director of First United Methodist Church of San Gabriel where he conducted members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Chancel Choir. And has been Musical Director of Temple Beth Emet in Anaheim and Temple Beth Israel in Pomona and Temple Beth David of the San Gabriel Valley.
Bermann’s rich sounds can be heard in the recording “In Good Company” – as a featured soloist, which includes the Music of Jewish Composers Robert Strassburg and Michael Isaacson.
Along with his work as a Vocal Soloist, Cantor-Soloist, and Conductor he has also been a member of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and has performed with luminaries such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Zubin Mehta, Eugene Ormandy, Grant Gershon, Sir Antonio Pappano, Paul Salamunovich, Jorge Mester, Theodore Antoniou and Jeannine Wagner.