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Music in the Woods series presents Ida Rae Cahana

SUBMITTED PHOTO  - Cantor Ida Rae Cahana will perform April 10 in a Music in the Woods concert at Mary's Woods Chapel of the Holy Names.Music in the Woods will present Ida Rae Cahana, the senior cantor of Portland’s Temple Beth Israel, at 2 p.m. on April 10 at Mary’s Woods Chapel of the Holy Names. She will perform with Bill Crane on piano, along with other collaborators.

Cahana has appeared on stages throughout the world, including on Broadway and at the Lincoln Center. She made her critically praised London debut in 1996 at the Barbican Centre in a performance of “Vanished Voices,” a Holocaust commemorative oratorio. She recorded with Pink Martini for the group’s holiday album “Joy to the World” in 2011, and has appeared with them at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and at numerous venues on the East Coast.

“Whether in her weekly role as senior cantor of Portland’s Temple Beth Israel, headlining with Pink Martini or her myriad concert appearances as a wonderful soprano, Ida Rae Cahana brings a special magic to a remarkably wide range of music — including wonderful Jewish melodies,” said Bill Crane, Music in the Woods program director.

Complimentary refreshments will be served in the Provincial House auditorium following the show. Concert-goers will have the opportunity to meet the artists during the reception and participate in a question-and-answer session.

Individual tickets are $25 online at musicinthewoods.com or $30 at the door. The Chapel of the Holy Names is located at 17400 Holy Names Drive in Lake Oswego. Complimentary valet parking is available from the front of Provincial House.

Music in the Woods is an annual concert series offered by Mary’s Woods, a nonprofit organization sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Names and a trusted provider of housing, health and vital aging services for older adults. The concert series is one of the ways Mary’s Woods demonstrates its commitment to vital aging, community building and the celebration of life.

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