A KlezKanada first! For more seasoned folk, singers and instrumentalists, even if you have never actually performed or studied cantorial music before. Channel your inner Chazz’n. Hear the connections with other deeply Ashkenazic musical forms. Focus on style and ornamentation — learn the “”moves”" you need to get that truly evocative, nuanced, old-world sound. Cantor Mendelson will compare the great cantors, say, Ganchoff’s recitatives to Rosenblatt’s, and show the Karniol influence on both.
KlezKanada is proud to present the preeminent teacher of ‘old-school’ golden age cantorial music, Cantor Jackie Mendelson. His classes will focus on the stylistic elements of ‘chazonos’, the old world Eastern Europe cantorial music sung by the greats such as Yossele Rosenblatt, Alter Karniol, and others. This is a rare opportunity for singers and instrumentalists to deepen and broaden their style and ornament, and can greatly enrich their performance of everything from klezmer to Yiddish song and beyond.
Faculty: Cantor Jack Mendelson