Prophetic Implications of the Cantor’s Vocation

Paul Westermeyer

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/2013

Issue: Prophets and Politicians (Vol. 33, No 3, Summer, 2013)

The cantor shares the prophetic, priestly, and kingly vocations of all God’s people—vocations the cantor exercises primarily nonverbally, from the choir loft or the organ bench. The cantor’s musical “harmony” with the congregation is unique and must be carefully tended and fully respected.

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