A Tribute to The Lubavitcher Rebbe

The first cantorial Concert that took place at the Shul of Bal Harbour in 1996, was also a cantorial musical tribute to The Lubavitcher Rebbe.

The concert took place on March 13, 1996. Preforming at the concert were cantors: Yaakov Motzen, David Bagley, Benzion Miller

Accompanied by:
The Yuval

Vintage: Leading Cantors Sing Shir Hama’alos

What happens when the world’s leading cantors are called on to sing Shir Hama’alos (Y. Rosenblatt) at the conclusion of an event?

Among the cantors: Moshe Stern, Chaim Adler, Yitzchak Eshel, Sol Zim, Aryeh Braun and Shmuel Baruch Taube.

The result in the video clip below:

Tel Aviv: Posing Before Concert

From R to L: Cantor Yiztchak Meir Helfgott, Maestro Menachem Bristovsky and Chazan Avremi Roth posing for a photo before going on stage at Tel Aviv’s Heichal Hatarbut.

Video of concert to follow.

Mi Sheberach (Tzahal) – Cantor Daniel Colthof

Cantor Daniel Colthof sings Mi Sheberach Tzahal to the tune from the movie ‘Entebbe’ with the Ramatayim Men’s Choir at the Emunah Gala Concert in Jerusalem, November 2015.

Pogromnacht Commemorative Concert

A concert in Zurich, Switzerland commemorating the anniversary of Kristallnacht, a massive, coordinated attack on Jews throughout Germany November 9, 1938.
Featuring: IDF Chief Cantor Shai Abramson, Cantor Michael Azogui and Baritone Colin Schachat.
The ICZ Choir conducted by Robert Braunschweig.
Piano: Philipp Mestrinel.
Violin: Ronny Spiegel.

Photography by:

Cantor Motzen to Daven Shabbos in Monsey

Cantor Yaakov Motzen will be leading the Shabbos services this Shabbos (Parshas Vayishlach) at Congregation Ateres Rosh located at 16 Charlotte Dr, Spring Valley.

Cantor Mozten will be leading the services on Friday night and on Shabbos day.

Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot at A T.I.M.E. Dinner

Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgott singing B’Rosh Hashono and Zochreinu L’Chaim at a recent A T.I.M.E. dinner.

A T.I.M.E. (A Torah Infertility Medium of Exchange), a New York-based non-profit support group for Orthodox Jewish infertile couples.

Ani Ma’amin – Cantor Achiya Gross

Cantor Achiya Gross sings Ani Ma’amin (Gross) at a recent concert in Petach Tikva, Israel accompanied by Eitan Sobel.

“Carlebach In Opera” – Tzvi Weiss & Avremi Roth

At a recent concert titled “Carlebach in the Opera”, Cantors Avremi Roth and Tzvi Weiss sang Shifchi Kamayim and some other Carlebach Classics with a cantorial twist.

Musical production: Maestro Yankele Rottner
Choir: Kolot Yisrael of Netanya, Rechovot, Modi’in and Kfar Saba

Moshe V’Aharon

Cantorial Concert – Tel Aviv, 1990

Another gem from the from the archives of Gila & Haim Wiener. This time a concert that took place in Tel Aviv circa 1990.

Cantor Yaakov Motzen and the graduates of The Israel Institute for Cantorial Arts: A. Bernstien, I Valter, I. Kalmantinovski, Sh. Krisher

Accompanied by:

Ad Hena – Cantor Moshe Stern

Cantor Moshe Stern sings one of the most classical liturgical prayers composed by the legendary Cantor Yossele Rosenblatt

Recorded live at The Jerusalem Theater Israel 1986 with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra conducted by Shimon Cohen and arranged by Dr. Chanan Winternitz.

Lo Omus – Chazan Chaim Adller

Chazan Chaim Adler of the Great Synagogue of Jerusalem sings Lo Omus (S. Carlebach) at a concert titled “Carlebach in the Opera”. 

Musical production: Maestro Yankele Rottner
Choir: Kolot Yisrael of Netanya, Rechovot, Modi’in and Kfar Saba

Acheinu – Cantor Shai Abrmason

IDF Chief Cantor Shai Abramson accompanied by the Rabbinical Choir singing the Prayer “Acheinu Kol Beis Yisroel” at the Cave of Machpela.

This clip was filmed on June 2014 after the kidnapping of Eyal Yfrach, Gilad Shaar & Naftali Frenkel A”H.
Composed by: Abie Rotenberg
Musical Director: Ofir Sobol

Kah Ribon – Three Cantors

This magnificent rendition of Kah Ribon is sung by Cantors: Yaakov Motzen, Avremi Roth and Shlomo Simcha Sufrin.

They are accompanied by Maestro Eli Jaffe and the choir of the Great Synagogue of Jerusalem.

Torah Service Live – Jacob Barkin

From a concert that took place in Town Hall, December of 1965.

Jack (Jacob) Barkin, tenor, was born in Uman, Ukraine, 23 April 1914. He emigrated to Toronto as a young child and became a naturalized Canadian in 1930.

Jacob Barkin studied voice with his father, distinguished Cantor Abraham Barkin,

Vehu Rachum – Cantor Joseph Malovany

Vehu Rachum by Cantor Joseph Malovany is from a live Ma’ariv concert that took place 38 years ago on the 27th of November 1977.

Here is another epic version of Vehu Rachum by Cantor Malovany from a live prayer service some six years ago. 

Yerushalayim – Cantor Simon Cohen

Cantor Simon Cohen sings a medley of Jerusalem songs accompanied by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Elli Jaffe at the Annual Gala Jerusalem Emunah Concert.

The orchestral arrangement was written by Raymond Goldstein.

Tiher Rabi Yishmoel – Solomon Gisser

From a Concert that took place in the 1970’s with Cantors Solomon Gisser, Misha Alexandrovitch and Joshua Dlin.

Cantor Gisser was once described as both eloquent and insightful, his style was both conversational and cantorial.

He served for many years as the cantor at Congregation Sha’arei Zion in

V’LiYerushalayim Ircha – Cantor Nathan Lam

Composed: Abraham (Abe) Ellstein

Cantorial Concert – Germany, 1998

Cantor Naftali Herstik with the Jerusalem Great Synagogue Choir conduct by Maestro Elli Jaffe.
Arrangments by Raymond Goldstein.

Kevokras (Y. Rosenblatt)

Uvenucho Yomar (L. Lewandowski)

Yigdal (Saki)