Cantor Daniel Pincus


dpincus9@gmail.com    
917-494-2724
4791 Broadway, 2F
New York, NY 10034-4928

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Recently, Cantor Pincus began performing the National Anthem at sporting events in New York City.  November 2011 saw the beginning of my association both with Columbia College and Fordham University for football and basketball. He feels it a great honor to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" at a time of great division in our country.   

See Clyde Haberman's New York Times article on his recent activity at Fordham.


One reason the Cantor prefers to sing it as it was written, that is, in regular rhythm, is because he feels that it should not be done as a solo.  The leader should enable everyone present to sing -- those who can sing well and those who don't sing well.  In his view, "joining in" is the point.  Those who sing well should help those who don't.  Cantor Pincus laments that so many children are told "to move their lips" while others do the singing.  He feels that with good training in the early grades,  99% of children can sing better and experience the joy of singing.  Children who cannot sing on pitch should be given the opportunity to learn to play an instrument.  


Here are the words to our national song:

O! say can you see by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?


For more about its history, click on: 

Curious about how how the tradition of singing the National Anthem at sporting events started:  Read here:

http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/6957582/the-history-national-anthem-sports-espn-magazine