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the musical director of a choir

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the official of a synagogue who conducts the liturgical part of the service and sings or chants the prayers intended to be performed as solos

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The JSA's sound collection includes Jewish popular music, Yiddish theater, Israeli folk, cantorial, and Sephardic music.
In addition the term tshok might be used to refer to a laugh-like instrumental sound and a kneytsh is a sob-like "catch." These and other typical klezmer ornaments are also found in other forms of Jewish musical expression including cantorial music and folksong.
In particular, I remember amid the terribly long Saturday morning services the beauty of the cantorial singing: the soimds of words in a language I couldn't much miderstand, but the sound far more expressive than the stiff, boring English translation I might glance at.
Congregation Beth Elohim, a popular Reform synagogue in Brooklyn, ran into difficulty earlier this year over its efforts to hire a star cantorial student on the verge of graduation named Joshua Breitzer.
Shandler presents examples ranging from early recordings of cantorial music to Hasidic outreach on the Internet and argues that the impact of these and other media on American Judaism is varied and extensive: they have challenged the role of clergy and transformed the nature of ritual; facilitated innovations in religious practice and scholarship as well as efforts to maintain traditional observance and teachings; created venues for outreach, both to enhance relationships with non-Jewish neighbors and to promote greater religiosity among Jews; and redefined the notion of what might constitute a Jewish religious community or spiritual experience.
Interspersed among orchestral, choral, and cantorial interludes, speakers included former president Grover Cleveland, New York State Governor Francis W.
Chazzanut means cantorial music or synagogue music of the chazzan, who leads Jewish liturgical prayer.
There are the "American" songs sung by Jolson and largely identified with him--"Dirty Hands, Dirty Face," "Toot, Toot, Tootsie," "Blue Skies," "Mother Of Mine, I Still Have You," and "My Mammy." In contrast, there are the "Jewish songs," "Kol Nidre" and "Yahrzeit Licht," sung reverentially by the two cantorial figures in the film, the fictional Cantor Rabinowitz, and the real Cantor Yosselle Rosenblatt.
According to her project statement, which won her a two-year Six Points Fellowship, the work will draw on "Renaissance motets, Viennese opera, cantorial music, ambient sound, and rock."
I love traditional klezmer music and traditional cantorial music.
He describes for us her pleasure in schmoozing with old friends and Zionist dignitaries in Yiddish and in listening to traditional cantorial music.
"He did this in cantorial Jewish style, as though he were standing at the prayer desk, proud of knowing the correct ord er from A to W, an American patriot who wore a black rabbinical beard" (Adds, 123).
268), why only mention in passing the extraordinary cantorial voices of Joseph Rosenblatt or Mordechai Hershman?
Born in Lemberg to a family of Belzer Hasidim, and trained in Vienna, Alter, with his rich baritone voice and unmatched mastery of both traditional and modern cantorial music, led the services in Hanover, from 1925 to 1935, when he left for South Africa.
The Sway Machinery, the cantorial funk outfit (not a typo), has a new album coming out.