Shimon and Dov wow them in Tel Aviv

March 11, 2009 by J-Wire
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Israeli lovers of religious music were treated to a special night when four Chazanim performed with their sons…and the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra.

Photo: Lacko Andres

Photo: Lacko Andres

Australia’s own Shimon and Dov Farkas were among the father and son teams. Shimon, 59, is Chazan at Sydney’s Central Synagogue while

son Dov, 34, sings at Melbourne’s Caulfield Hebrew Congregation.

Shimon told J-Wire: “The Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv was at full capacity…and it was one of the most exciting singing nights of my life. Dov and I  enjoyed it every bit as much as the 2800 in the audience.”

The other Chazanim were Binyamin Mueller from Antwerp who sang with his son Yossi from Manchester, Ben-Zion Miller and his son Shimmy  from Brooklyn and David Ullman and his son Udi from Haifa.

The Chazanim sang two duets while the sons performed solo. Each half of the concert closed with a performance featuring all eight Chazanim singing together.

The Israeli Philharmonic was conducted by Dr Sobol Mordechai who also organised the first-time event.

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