Meet The Performers

Visiting Artist

Alberto Mizrahi

Greek-born tenor, Alberto Mizrahi, one of the world's leading interpreters of Jewish music, is Hazzan of the historic Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago. He has thrilled audiences worldwide in recitals, symphony concerts, and opera.   His repertoire, spanning nine languages, makes his performances unique in the field.

He is featured on the film “100 Voices: a journey home,” the celebrated PBS concert, “CANTORS: a faith in song,” and the PBS Hanukkah Special with Craig Taubman.  He has performed and recorded with the legendary jazz pianist, Dave Brubeck and his quartet (“Gates of Justice”) for the Milken Archive on the Naxos label, and with the great Theodore Bikel (“Our Song”) for Opus Magica.  He has also performed with major symphony orchestras throughout the United States, Europe and Israel, including the Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Houston, Haifa, Jerusalem, Barcelona, NDR-Hanover, Lithuanian National, Radio Television of Spain, Krakow, Warsaw and others.

Hazzan Mizrahi recently performed in front of two U.S. Presidents; G. W. Bush, at the White House Hanukkah celebration and Barack Obama, at the U. S. Capitol for Days of Remembrance. He also premiered and recorded “Kadysz” for its composer/conductor, Krzysztof Penderecki in Poland.

The 201/2012 season finds him at the Quebec Sacred Music Festival with his band, ZAHAV; as cantor for the ACDA Convention Friday night services in Chicago; and with the Saffron Caravan Ensemble, an ensemble of Jewish, Moslem and Christian musicians, in a peace tour of Israel. He is also featured in the Fulcrum Point Ensemble’s 10th commemoration of 9/11 concert at the Harris Theater, Chicago. Having sung at the Krakow Jewish Culture Festival (June 2011), he continues to sing recitals and concerts throughout the United States. Highlights of his 2012 calendar include a debut appearance with Maestro Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra narrating the Schoenberg “Kol Nidre;" performances in Caracas, Venezuela (November) and with the Warsaw Philharmonic (January) in Maestro Penderecki’s “Kadysz," as well as soloist in Thomas Beveridge's "Yizkor Requiem" with the CCPA Orchestra and Chorus at the Harris Theater, Chicago (March)..

Hazzan Mizrahi is an officer of the Cantors Assembly, on the Board of the Zamir Choral Foundation, and on the faculty of the H.L. Miller Cantorial School-J.T.S., New York.

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