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Acheinu (Rosenblatt)

A moving rendition of Acheinu sung by Cantor Yaakov Motzen during a visit to the Synagogue in Bratislava, where Cantor Motzen's grandfather would pray.

Mi Sheasa Nissim – Cantor Barry Braun

Cantor Barry BraunBarry Braun sings Mi Sheasa Nissim, composed by Cantor Avraham Yehuda Himmelstien.

Remembering “The Chazz”

Chava Willig Levy, a New York-based writer, shares her fond memories of the beloved Chazan Sherwood (Shimon) Goffin who passed away last week Full Article

Rare Photo of Moshe Koussevitzky

A rare photo of the legendary Cantor Moshe Koussevitzky at a wedding. Seen together with him is Rabbi Israel Shoor Photo

Caytak Records Tal Prayer – Part One

Canadian born Cantor Dovid Caytak has recorded the music for Tal, the prayer for dew that is recited on the first day of Pesach FULL STORY, AUDIO

Havdala by Cantor Yanky Rosenfeld

Havdala ceremony at the conclusion of Shabbat at a hotel in Israel, sung by Cantor Yanky Rosenfeld and choir. WATCH

Chief Rabbi Lau on Cantorial Music

An interview with former Chief Rabbi Israel Meir Lau on cantorial music, conducted some thirty years ago. WATCH

Please Say Tehillim

The public is requested to say Tehillim for Chaim Heizler (Chaim Ben Chana), the Director of the Petach Tikva Cantorial School, who is in critical condition. TEHILLIM

Melbourne to Vienna: Cantor Abraham Adler

Cantor Abraham Adler had a long and distinguished career as a Cantor in Melbourne and Vienna. He was featured as a cantor in a documentary film titled "Young Dr Freud". WATCH, READ MORE

My Cantorial Career: Shlomo Simcha Sufrin

Cantor and musical sensation Shlomo Simcha Sufrin recently sat down for an in-depth interview about his musical life and career. WATCH

Cantors Pay Tribute to Stern

A group of Israeli cantors gathered last week at the home of Cantor Moshe Stern to pay tribute to the legendary cantor. WATCH

Ribono Shel Olam (Kwartin’s)

Impromptu rendition of Ribono Shel Olam, composed by the legendary Cantor Zevulun Kwartin, sung by Cantor Yossi Pomerantz at a private event in New York. WATCH

Motzen Singing Glantz Classic

Cantor Yaakov Motzen singing Ein Ke'erkecha, a composition by Cantor Leib Glantz. From a concert in the 1990's that was broadcast on Israeli Television. WATCH

Cantorial Gallery at 13th Anniversary Concert

More than ten cantors, former students of the Petach Tikva cantorial school, were featured this week at a concert celebrating the school's thirteenth's anniversary. WATCH

Miller & Motzen Duet in Miami

Cantors Yaakov Motzen & Benzion Miller joined forces last week for a concert at "The Shul" in Bal Harbour, Miami, the home synagogue of Cantor Motzen. WATCH

Cantors In Jeans: Heroes Medley

The Chazonus Forum, a group of cantors who dub themselves as Cantors In Jeans with an ambitious aim to popularise cantorial singing, have released a new video clip titled: cantorial classics medley-Heroes. WATCH

Lemmer Brothers: Mimkomcha

Cantors Yanky and Shulem Lemmer singing Mimkomcha (Carlebach) accompanied by Maestro Ofir Sobol, at a recent concert in Israel. WATCH

Yishtabach (Rosenblatt) by Yoely Kohn

Enjoy this Youtube live-stream rendition of Rosenblatt's Yishtabach, featuring Rosenblatt's signature coloratura, ably executed by Cantor Yoely Kohn. WATCH

Feature Cantor: Aaron Bensoussan is proud to launch a new initiative of articles titled, Feature Cantor, showcasing cantors with audio and video samples of their work, and endeavor to identify their unique musical abilities and skills. READ MORE, WATCH

Introducing Cantor Aaron Schweitzer

Cantor Aaron Schweitzer, a Montreal resident, is a lover of Chazonus and leads the prayers over the high holidays at a local synagogue. LISTEN