A Cantors: A Faith in Song

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Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
On this companion to their popular PBS special, the Cantors present an hour-long program of Jewish music, from liturgical material to Yiddish folksongs and Sephardic melodies. Backed by a 40-piece orchestra and 16-voice choir, the Cantors sing an evening of Jewish cantorial and secular music in a concert taped before a live audience in Amsterdam's hallowed Portuguese Synagogue. In solos, duos, and trios, Naftali Hershtik, Chief Cantor of the Great Synagogue, Jerusalem; Benzion Miller, Cantor of the Young Israel Beth-El of Borough Park, Brooklyn; and Alberto Mizrahi of Chicago, Cantor of the Anshe Emet Synagogue, present a stirring ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
On this companion to their popular PBS special, the Cantors present an hour-long program of Jewish music, from liturgical material to Yiddish folksongs and Sephardic melodies. Backed by a 40-piece orchestra and 16-voice choir, the Cantors sing an evening of Jewish cantorial and secular music in a concert taped before a live audience in Amsterdam's hallowed Portuguese Synagogue. In solos, duos, and trios, Naftali Hershtik, Chief Cantor of the Great Synagogue, Jerusalem; Benzion Miller, Cantor of the Young Israel Beth-El of Borough Park, Brooklyn; and Alberto Mizrahi of Chicago, Cantor of the Anshe Emet Synagogue, present a stirring portrait of a people in song.
All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
Coming together for a single concert here is something of a supergroup of Jewish cantors. Alberto Mizrahi of Chicago, Benzion Miller of Brooklyn, and Naftali Herstik of Jerusalem are joined by London's Ne'imah Singers in the grand old Portuguese Synagogue of Amsterdam, which lets the listener partake in some exquisite acoustics as well. As with any good bout of cantorial music, the sound is incredible, with the power of the voices singly awe-inspiring, but together rivaling the better-known Three Tenors or similar. With the force of the Netherlands Theater Orchestra behind them, they can nearly overpower the recording equipment. The songs range around the sphere of Jewish influence, from proper synagogue cantorials to Yiddish folk to Sephardic ballads, to an occasional show tune. The musical quality remains high, and perhaps most importantly shows off the many sides of the repertoire of a good cantor, from the religious to the secular a bit and the spectrum between these ends. For someone interested in one of the more traditional and dignified forms of Jewish music, this album might not be a bad choice.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/14/2003
  • Label: Film Matters
  • UPC: 809744904021
  • Catalog Number: 9040
  • Sales rank: 136,078

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cantors Primary Artist
Alberto Mizrahi Cantor, Group Member
Naftali Herstik Cantor, Group Member
Benzion Miller Cantor, Group Member
Jules van Hessen Conductor
Marc Temerlies Choir Director
Ne'imah Singers Choir, Chorus
Benedict Weisser Musical Direction
Netherlands Theater Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
Sheldon Harnick Composer
Jerry Bock Composer
Abraham Goldfaden Composer
George David Weiss Producer
Andy Saunders Composer
Traditional Composer
Daniel Hart Executive Producer
Cantors Contributor
Phil Byrd Director
Margot Hoiting Management
Andre Teelen Producer
Jan Willem Jansen Executive Producer
George Weiss Producer
Richard Wolfson Composer
Shemer Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    The Three Cantors voices sond as if they were sung by the angels.

    The beautiful voices of the three cantors is heavenly. It gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes. My favorite is the Kol Nidre but all the songs are absolutely beautiful. I am so happy I purchased it and highly recommend it for purchase by others.

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