Halelu – Malchus Choir & Baruch Vizel

The text for this song is taken from the Hallel service that is recited every first day of the Jewish calendar month and on other auspicious occasions. 

Hallelu was composed by Yankele Talmud and has since become a popular cantorial song.

Drei Dreidel – Cantor Benjamin Muller & Sons

Cantor Benjamin Muller with his sons Yossi & Rafi at the tribute concert for cantor Avraham Hillman in Manchester, 16th December 2012, singing Drei Dreidel, a song composed by Cantor Muller.

Chanukah Blessings – Cantor Chaim Eliezer Herstik

Cantor Chaim Eliezer Herstik chanting the blessings that are recited every evening as the Chanukah candles are lit.

Maoz Tzur – Yaki Lauer

Cantor Yaki Lauer sings Maoz Tzur (P. Pinchik) at a concert in the Cantorial school in Petach Tikva, Israel.

Piano: Maestro Menachem Bristowski

New CD: The Art of Cantor Netanel Hershtik

From his earliest days as a child soloist in Jerusalem’s Great Synagogue, it was evident that Netanel Hershtik was gifted and over the years he has appeared on concert stages throughout the world and continues to touch hearts and souls in his role as the cantor at The Hampton Synagogue.

Oh, Ir Kleine Lichtelech – Naftali Hershtik

Cantor Naftali Hershtik sings this beautiful Chanuka melody “Oh, Ir Kleine Lichtelech” (Lyrics by Morris Rosenfeld) in a Concert in Enscede, Holland.

English Lyrics:
O little lights of mystery
You recall our history
And all that went before
The battles and the bravery
And our release from slavery 

Helfgot & Roth Pay Tribute to Refua Vesimcha

Cantorial pieces and Shabbos songs awaited the thousands who came to Tel Aviv’s Heichal Hatarbut to pay tribute to the Chesed organisation Refua Vesimcha.

Preforming were: Cantors Yitzchak Meir Helfgot & Avremi Roth accompanied by a male and children’s choir and an orchestra led by Maestro Yankele Rottner.

A Chazzan Oif Shabbos – Cantor Bentzion Miller

The great Cantor Benzion Miller sings “A Chazzan Oif Shabbos” in a concert in Montreal, Passover 5774. Great performance with a great sense of humor.

Piano: Yosi Milo

Ato Yotzarto – Cantor Josef Farkas

At the prodigious age of six, Cantor Joseph Farkas began singing as alto soloist under many prominent cantors in New York- among them where such noted chazanim as Leibele Waldman, Mordechai Hershman, Pierre Pinchik, and Moshe Ganchoff.

After the interruption of world war II, when Cantor Farkas served as a

Birkas Hachodesh – Richard Tucker

Birkas Hachodesh – Before beginning the Musaf prayer on the Sabbath preceding the incoming new Jewish month a short prayer called “Birkas Hachodesh” — the “Blessing of the Month” is recited.

In many congregations the Birkat Hachodesh is preceded by a short prayer (Yehi Ratzon) requesting divine beneficence for the coming

Lema’an Yirbu Live – Moshe Ganchoff

Cantor Moshe Ganchoff reciting Lemaan Yirbu during a Live Ma’ariv Concert at Congregation Shaarey Shomayim (the Roumanishe Shul) in 1954.

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 (J. Gross) – Cantor Achiya Gross

Cantor Achiya Gross sings Ani Ma’amin composed by Cantor Joseph Gross OB”M 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