Moscow Male Jewish Choir
Wednesday December 9 2009
at Town Hall TOWN HALL
They’ve played the world’s stages from Russian synagogues to Carnegie Hall, winning
critical raves and fans among Jews and non-Jewish audiences alike.
A Broadway debut of the 20-voice Moscow Male
Jewish Choir Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 8 p.m., in Town Hall, 123 West 43rd
Street, New York, NY, 10036. Tenor Joseph Malovany, celebrated cantor of New York s
Fifth Avenue Synagogue, joins the choir and its distinguished founder, conductor
Alexander Tsaliuk, in a concert that features a mix of liturgical works, Yiddish,
Hebrew and Russian folksongs, classics and international favorites.
Tickets, $40 – $80, are available at Ticketmaster, 212-307-4100 www.ticketmaster.com.
The Town Hall box office (212) 840-2824 (starting November,10)
For more information and group rates call (718)-213-0076
MOSCOW MALE JEWISH CHOIR (www.hasidic-cappella.com)
Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Moscow Male Jewish Choir also known as
the Hassidic Cappella is a professional choir founded by their distinguished
conductor, Alexander Tsaliuk.
One of the choir’s earliest supporters was former Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev.
At his direction, many music manuscripts confiscated from synagogues and Jewish
ensembles by the KGB, were turned over to the choir. This music has become a
cornerstone of its repertoire.
With the help of American cantors Moshe Schulhof (Miami) and Joseph Malovany, the
singers, who span three generations, have learned Hebrew, Yiddish, and Jewish
liturgy in order to perform this music. Many of their selections from the 19th and
20th centuries are performed in the more traditional Ashkenazic Eastern European
Besides numerous performances in Russia and C.I.S. countries, the choir s tours have
taken it on several occasions to eastern and western Europe and the U.S. Many of
these concerts have been with Cantor Malovany. It performed at the 60th anniversary
commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, at a concert honoring the King of
Denmark for the salvation of his country s Jews during the Holocaust, and other
celebratory events. It was the laureate at the 1992 Zimriya (choral festival) in
CANTOR JOSEPH MALOVANY
Israeli-born, American tenor Joseph Malovany has been cantor of New York’s Fifth
Avenue Synagogue since 1973. He is also Distinguished Professor of Liturgical Music
at the Philip and Sarah Belz School of Jewish Music, Yeshiva University. In 2004,
he became the first Jewish cantor to be named a commander of Poland’s Legion of
Honor (equivalent of knighthood) for his musical contribution to the international
and Polish communities.
More information on Cantor Malovany can be found at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Malovany . His many recordings are available at