Sunday, January 17, 2010

World Famous Cantors Go Neapolitan

Chaim Adler is the Chief Cantor at Jerusalem's Great Synagogue and formerly Chief Cantor at the Great Synagogue in Tel Aviv.  Yitzchak Meir Helfgot is the Chief Cantor at the Park East Synagogue in Manhattan.  Colin Schachat, formerly a cantor in Johannesburg, is a baritone living in Israel with a vast repertoire of cantorial and operatic arias. 

Last summer, all three performed at a benefit cantorial concert entitled "Great Voices of the Jewish World" accompanied by the Tel Aviv Cantorial Institute Chorus under the direction of Marc Temerlis, with accompanist and musical arranger Raymond Goldstein.

So what happens when you put all three together?  Something surprising and beautiful, namely the most popular Neapolitan song in the world.  Enjoy!