Nov 01, 2017
Chaplain Rabbi/Cantor Marie Betcher
Swan Songs

Chaplain Rabbi/Cantor Marie Betcher

Chaplain Rabbi-Cantor Betcher was Ordained in 1999 as Cantor by Hebrew Union College in New York and later Ordained in New York as Rabbi in 2011. She has a Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Vocal Performance from Indiana University School of Music and Florida State University School of Music, respectively. She was asked to join the Cedar Park Police/Fire Chaplaincy by Chief Sean Mannix in 2013. She was also sworn and pinned as Chaplain for the Austin Police Department. She is proud to be a Swan Songs Board Member and a ChaplainUSA Board Member and Lonestar Social Services Chaplain.

She recently left a Reform Congregation in Cedar Park after serving for 12 years so she could pursue Chaplaincy and other interests. She has served both Conservative and Reform Congregations around the country (including Congregation Beth Israel, Austin). She served as Jewish Clergy for ASH (Austin State Hospital). She lectures for and participates in Interfaith services and events throughout Texas and all the cities she has lived.

She was on the National American Conference of Cantors Executive Board and is on the  Advisory Board of C Werx (Charitable/Community Service sponsored by T Werx in Cedar Park) and The Interfaith Arts Council (IAC).

She and her husband, Jonathan (a former Austin Police Sr. Officer) are both members of the Jewish Rifle and Pistol Club of Central Texas and are both active in their community.

She will be honored at the upcoming Care Communities Gala at One World Theatre receiving the Guardian Angel Award for 2017. She is also Co-Chair for the upcoming Swan Songs Serenade Gala at Riverbend Concert Theatre, Oct. 18, 2017.

She is now a proud member of the Cedar Park Rotary Club

As an Operatic performer, she has performed in Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and many other venues. She has concertized in Italy and England and sung with many Symphonies, including the Austin Symphony Orchestra.

Todays Talk will be on:  Swan Songs. www.swansongs.org