Cantorial Soloist Tracey Atin
Tracey Atin was born and raised in Toronto, the daughter of an artist/physician: Harvey and librarian/home-maker: Dorothy. She began singing as a child with the Canadian Children’s Opera Chorus. In High School, she was lucky enough to have Ben Steinberg (Shalom Rav) as her music teacher. Later in life, after many adventures, she went on to get degrees in Drama (B.A), Education (BEd), English (M.A.) and Music (BMA). She has been married for 30 years to Robert Godden and they have a son. James, who is a musician and mensch, as well as Bob’s daughter Rebecca, and son, Matt and 5 unique, fabulous grandchildren. She founded and helps to run a theatre company called Korda Artistic Productions where she is the executive director and toilet cleaner. She is a writer and teacher as well as performing a wide variety of music and theatre. She has sung with symphony orchestras and premiered Jewish music by Srul Irving Glick and Helen Greenberg. After Covid, she will return to singing with The Light of East Ensemble (Ladino, Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Armenian, Turkish and occasionally Yiddish music) and the Cedar Island Quintet (music from the 1920s). She is
thrilled to be returning, after a three -year hiatus, to her family at Congregation Beth El, where she had been cantorial soloist for 30 years. She hopes that she will continue to learn and grow and share her singing with the wonderful Michael Ricketts and the community that she cherishes.