Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Cantor concerts increasing in poulartity

Cantorial music is certainly making a comeback. Opening last weeks Jewish Press I saw 2 big cantorial concerts: one featutring the famous Helfgot and another featuring some of the biggest names in biz like Hirshtik and Stark. The renewed interest is good to see. Cantors World is certainly pushing the envelope in bringing it back and has sold out it's Shabbat Chazzanut concert in March. Unfortunately this is not translating into more job openings for real cantors in orthodox synogogues.

2 comments:

The Town Crier said...

Go figure - i been remarking for a while now how real chazzanim are taking to the stage and an increasing pace, while squeaky yeshivish singers are moonlighting as wannabe celebrity chazzanim.

Jewish Blogmeister said...

Well said