We are excited to present Cantor Joseph Malovany in Concert with Cantor Bruce Rockman of Congregation B'nai Tikvah in addition to a Choir, Sons of Tikvah band, Hazan Levin, Cantor Ott and piano accompaniment.
For details and to register go to www.bnaitikvah.org/concert
The theme is this concert is Israel. Cantor Malovany sings in Hebrew, Yiddish and English. One of the world’s most famous, beloved and highly respected cantors, Joseph Malovany has served as the Cantor of New York’s prestigious Fifth Avenue Synagogue since 1973. He holds the academic position of Distinguished Professor of Liturgical Music at Yeshiva University. He also holds the position of Dean of the J.D.C. Moscow Academy of Jewish Music. Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, he served as Cantor at Tel Aviv’s “Bilu” synagogue and as Cantor of the Israeli Army. He is also a “Fellow” of the Trinity College of Music and has been awarded with many citations and honors from various national and international organizations; among them is the Tel Aviv University’s Award for “Tolerance and Understanding.” He is Honorary President of the Cantorial Council of America and Past Chairman of the Board of the American Society for Jewish Music. In 1997, the Joseph Malovany Chair for Advanced Studies in Jewish Liturgical Music was established, by Yeshiva University. He is the founder and President of the World Jewish Music Foundation, dedicated to “Understanding, Tolerance, Religious Freedom and Human Rights –Via music.”
In 2002, Cantor Malovany was appointed Honorary Chief Cantor of the City of Vilnius, Lithuania. The government of Lithuania has issued a special commemorative coin in his honor. Cantor Malovany received the Cross of Merit – Commander of the Legion of Honor, from the President of the Republic of Poland, an honor that is equivalent to knighthood. In August 2010 Cantor Malovany was honored with yet another Honorary Chief Cantorate title from the city and the Jewish community of Riga, Latvia.
Consistent with his deep musicianship, Joseph Malovany is called upon to premiere contemporary works. For many years, Joseph Malovany has sung the Holocaust memorial prayers at the central New York commemorations at Madison Square Garden, attended by the President and Vice President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Israel. His heartfelt memorial prayer was chanted at the memorial service for Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin at the Carnegie Hall in New York.
Joseph Malovany has produced more then 15 compact disks and DVD’s of his performances throughout the world. His hundreds of TV, radio, newspapers and magazines performances and interviews have served to enhance his unique and distinguished reputation as a world authority and a profound exponent and spokesman of his profession and calling.
This tall, statuesque and genuine cantor and singer, brings much dignity, beauty and warmth with his rare quality, crystal-like tenor voice. World leading music critics have hailed his performances as “thrilling”, “profoundly moving”, “unmatched”, “spellbound”, and “warmth with consummate artistry”. One commentator in a local newspaper described Joseph Malovany as “The Jewish Court Singer of New York” and a Toronto newspaper called him “The Pavarotti of the synagogue.”