Monday, December 12, 2005

The Jewish Placido Domingo

Huge resurgence of chazzunus. Thanks in part to the acclaimed Helfgot:


To the surprise of experts who claimed that Jewish Cantorial music died along with Yiddish Theater, ticket sales for the upcoming Cantorial concert Helfgot Sings Koussevitzky have gone through the roof. The concert will be held in New Yorks Lincoln Center on December 18, yet within days of the initial announcement only a few dozen tickets remain available for sale. The historic concert celebrates the re-emergence of what is affectionately known as Jewish Soul music. It pays tribute to the heart-stirring liturgical phenomenon that has become one of the fastest-growing trends in musical entertainment among young Jewish Americans today.
The three-hour concert will feature Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, accompanied by the New York Philharmonic and conducted by Maestro Mordechai Sobol of the Yuval Symphony Orchestra of Israel.
According to Cantor Benny Rogosnitzky, event producer and founder of Cantors World, this is the first time in history that a single cantor will carry the night before a packed Avery Fisher Hall. The enormous interest in this concert is an acknowledgment of the recent surge of public interest in Cantorial music, as well as the nearly super-human talent of Cantor Helfgot."
Cantor Helfgot is indisputably the greatest Jewish cantor in the world today. Some refer to him as the Jewish Placido Domingo. He has served in some of the greatest synagogues of the world and presently serves as head cantor at the Park East Synagogue in New York City. He performs regularly to sold-out concerts around the globe and has been called by critics the reincarnation of cantors Rosenblatt, Koussevitzky, and Kwartin rolled into one, referring to the three greats of the past century. For this event, he will be accompanied by the Yuval choir and will draw upon works that span some 200 years of Jewish Cantorial prayers and liturgy.
posted by Yeshiva Orthodoxy
at 2:07 PM


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