Cantor E. Perlman

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Cantor Emanuel Perlman has concertized extensively throughout the United States.  Larry King said that Perlman is “a combination Caruso and Mel Torme.”  He earned a Bachelors Degree in Music and Voice from Rhode Island College and a Masters Degree in Psychiatric Social Work from Yeshiva University.

Cantor Emanuel Perlman also attended the Cantors Institute at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Emanuel has studied voice with the eminent Dr. William Riley in New York City since 1998. He studied  voice and opera for ten years with the late Kurt Baum, known as the “generic tenor” of the Metropolitan Opera.

Cantor Perlman is a member of  The Cantors Perlman 5 consisting of his father (an 84 year old marine who received the Bronze Star for heroism at Iwo Jima) and brothers who are all cantors.

He has an original healing CD called Spiritual Ambrosia on Arabesque Records and a recent recording entitled “Face to Face.” In 2004, Cantor Perlman sang with his cantorial family for two weeks throughout Israel.  He also co-lead a mission to Israel with his cantorial brothers in July 2008, where he and his brothers performed in honor of Israel’s 60th anniversary. Also in 2004,  he premiered an original composition Achein Yeish with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at a concert that raised $750,000 for Meir Panim  (soup kitchens)  in Israel.

Cantor Perlman sang the tenor solo in Handel’s Israel in Egypt with the Handel Choir at the Meyerhoff  Symphony Hall in Baltimore as well as the tenor role in Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Maryland Jewish Chorale Society. He has also portrayed Christopher Columbus and the Pharoah Akhenaten at the University of Maryland Clinical Pathological Conferences at Davidge Hall.

In November and December 2006, he lectured on The Aleppo Codex at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC. In February 2007 and February 2009, Cantor Perlman performed throughout Cuba for the Jewish community. On January 6, 2010 Cantor Perlman performed an original show entitled “A Life of Coincidences” at the Players Club in Gramercy Park located in New York City.

He is currently serving as the cantorial representative for the Conservative Movement of Judaism’s Committee on Jewish Laws and Standards.

Emanuel Perlman, lyric tenor, is in his 13th year as the Cantor of  Chizuk Amuno Congregation in Baltimore, Maryland.

In addition to his musical and cantorial activities, he has been a psychiatric social worker, Field Instructor, Social Work Supervisor and Team Coordinator at the Long Island Jewish Hillside Hospital in Queens.

Album: Spiritual Ambrosia – Music For Spiritual, Emotional & Physical Healing by Cantor Emanuel Perlman & Joseph Downing

Genres: Classic, Jewish, Hazzanut,
Released: Jan 01, 2006 ℗ 2006 Arabesque Recordings
Price (iTunes): $9.90 (buy now)


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