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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cantor Simon Cohen - Mekimi From Rosenblatt

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Cantor Simon Cohen accompanied by the Kol Rina Choir conducted by Marc Temerlies and accompanied by Raymond Goldstein on the piano.
Simon sings Yossele Rosenblatt's Mekimi from Hallel in the glorious setting of Gan Hat'kuma in the Old City of Jerusalem on Chol Hamo'ed Succot 5770 (2009)

Simon grew up surrounded by cantorial, classical and operatic music influenced by his grandfather Chazan and Rabbi Eliezer Spector Z"L and under the direction of his father, Stanley Cohen in London.

Simons cantorial heritage also dates back to his great-grandfather who taught Pinchik in Zhivitoff.

Simon has a powerful, flexible lyric tenor voice with a brilliant and exciting tone, extending across a wide tonal and dynamic spectrum.
In both Synagogue and on stage his voice reveals instinctive musical sensitivity as well as a deep understanding of the text.

Simon made Aliyah and married in 1995 and is presently living in Raanana with his wife Nechamah and their 3 children.
Simon Cohen studied at the Tel Aviv Cantorial Institute under the world renowned Cantor Naftali Herstik, Cantor Chaim Feifal and pianist composer Raymond Goldstein.

He officiates as a Chazzan in Europe, the United States and in prestigious Synagogues across Israel.

He also continues to perform with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Dr Mordechai Sobol as part of the famous Yuval concerts and he performed recently with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Elli Jaffe in Jerusalem as well as performing in numerous concerts in Israel, New York, Miami, Budpaest and Istanbul.

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