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August 3, 2010 Agencies
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Radio New Zealand Concert to Broadcast “The Art of the Cantor”

On Thursday 2 September at 7pm in “Appointment” Radio New Zealand Concert is starting a series of eight programmes “The Art of the Cantor”, featuring the music of some of the greatest cantors of the 20th century, including the voices of Richard Tucker, Gershon Sirota, Yossele Rosenblatt, Moyshe Oysher, Jan Peerce, The Koussevitzky brothers, and many more. The series will continue at the same time over the next eight weeks.

The cantor is traditionally a clergy member who fills a diverse role within the Jewish community. Cantors lead worship, officiate at lifecycle events, teach adults and children, run synagogue music programs, and offer pastoral care. They serve along with other clergy members, usually rabbis and occasionally additional cantors, in partnership to lead synagogue communities

“The Art of the Cantor” is hosted by internationally known Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi, Cantor of Chicago’s Anshe Emet Synagogue and provides historical background and personal insight into the lives and voices of these very special spiritual and musical leaders.(Source: WFMT)

Comprised of 8 one-hour episodes, each programme focuses on a different musical theme:

Programme 1: Greatest Cantors of the 20th Century, 1

Programme 2: Greatest Cantors of the 20th Century, 2

Programme 3: Greatest Cantors of the 20th Century, 3

Programme 4 Operatic Cantors and Cantors in Opera

Programme 5: The Cantor in America

Programme 6: Cantors in Concert

Programme 7: The Western European Tradition

Programme 8: Cantors After the Golden Age

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