2010Yismehu  2008Shalom Rav  &  Anim Zemirot  2006Hodu L’Adonai

Irene Steiner, who received a Master’s Degree in Music as a voice major, has performed as soprano soloist at religious institutions, in operas, oratorios, musical comedies, solo art song recitals and Yom Hashoah memorials in the NYC metro area. A 1999 journey to Krakow with her parents, Holocaust survivors from Krakow, inspired a passion for Yiddish art song and Hebrew liturgical music. In 2000, she produced the first of a series of concerts of Jewish song at Temple Beth Shalom in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., where she lives with her family. In 2002, invited by the Judaica Foundation–Center for Jewish Culture, her Yiddish vocal trio, The Katsenshprung Singers, performed a concert of songs by Mordechai Gebirtig in Krakow. She composed music for 12 poems written by Gebirtig from 1939-1942 for which no music was found; several were praised by Chana Mlotek in her column in NY’s Yiddish Forverts. At Sinai Leichter’s request, she composed music for 6 poems of Itzik Manger; she also set Yiddish poems by Simcha Simchovitch, at his request. Her work was selected for Shalshelet Festivals in 2006 and 2008. In 2009, Temple Beth Shalom commissioned her to compose a major choral work, which premiered in 2010. An attorney in Manhattan, she dedicates her efforts in performance and composition to her parents, as well as her grandparents and uncles, all of whom perished in the Holocaust