Jewish Press Profile of Cantor Netanel Hershtik

The Jewish Press recently profiled Netanel Hershtik, the celebrated chazzan and the star of Pro Musica Hebraica’s December concerts in New York and Washington, D.C.:

Descending from a long line of cantors, Hershtik is a fourteenth generation chazzan, who began singing with his father, the legendary Cantor Naftali Hershtik, at Jerusalem’s Great Synagogue when he was just five and toured with his father through Australia, Europe and the United States at age seven….

Hershtik acknowledges that cantorial music is an acquired taste, but one that is well worth developing. “Chazzanut is not easy listening,” explained Hershtik. “One should give it time and patience in order to love it, but the reward is far greater than any easy listening pop music.

Read the whole thing.

And visit our ticket information page for details on purchasing tickets to the New York City (December 2nd) and Washington, D.C., (December 6th) concerts. From Psalm to Lamentation: A Concert of Cantorial Masterpieces  pays homage to the Golden Age of Cantors and to the liturgical music of modern times. Hershtik, one of the great practitioners of the cantorial arts, will be joined by the Hampton Synagogue Choir and the distinguished Amernet String Quartet.