Tracey Scher, mezzo-soprano
Bernstein and Beethoven, Saturday, October 6, 2012
Cantor Tracey Scher is a mezzo-soprano from Nova Scotia, Canada. She has performed lead and supporting opera roles in Canada, Baltimore, New York and England. Cantor Scher has also performed major oratorio works with orchestras in the northeastern United States. Her concerts of Jewish Music are becoming well-known in Canada and the United States. For a number of years, Cantor Scher worked with Music for all Seasons, an organization which brings music to the less-fortunate in the New York tri-state area.
Cantor Scher's education includes a Master of Sacred Music Degree from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City, a Graduate Degree in Opera Performance from Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Acadia University in Nova Scotia and extended study with the world-renowned tenor Carlo Bergonzi at the Accademia Verdiana in Busetto, Italy. Cantor Scher served as the Cantor at Temple Beth Or in Washington Township, New Jersey from 2003-2007. She presently serves Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church, VA.
Cantor Scher is married to Christopher Lewis and they have two children, Isaac and Maya.