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The Listening Room: Cantors of Switzerland

Hosted By: The Cantors Assembly

Even afficionados of cantorial music may not know that Switzerland has been home to some of the world’s great cantors and cantorial choirs for decades. Names like Marcel Lang, Berhard San and Issachar Helman may not be household names in North America, but once you hear them, you’ll wonder “Why not?” Joining Host Robert Kieval will be members of the Lang family as well as the directors of the Basel Synagogue Choir and Zurich Synagogue Choir, two of the longest-running uninterrupted Jewish choirs in Europe.

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Hazzan Robert Kieval

Hazzan Robert Kieval studied Hazzanut at Hebrew Union College and the Jewish Theological Seminary. He came to B’nai Israel in 1977, and upon his retirement was elected Hazzan Emeritus by the Congregation. Since his retirement he has been serving on the faculty of JTS, and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Music honoris causa by JTS.
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The Cantors Assembly

The Cantors Assembly promotes the American cantorate by supporting members and their congregations with professional development and placement opportunities.
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