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 Cantor Moshe Haschel
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Cantor Moshe Haschel was born in Argentina in 1960. In 1969 his family emigrated to Israel, where he acquired his Jewish and general education at some of the most distinguished Yeshivot. His love for music and talent for singing, particularly Cantorial music, became distinctly evident at a very young age.

Moshe Haschel is a graduate of the 'Israeli Institute for Cantorial Art' in Jerusalem where he studied with some of the most eminent teachers, including the famous cantors Naftali Herstik and Moshe Stern, Conductor Eli Jaffe, Dr Daniel Ziff and Dan Hendrikson.

In 1985, while still a student, he accepted his first post as Chazan of the Great Synagogue 'Ein Yaakov' in Givataim. Soon after he conducted services at the Green & Sea Point Hebrew Congregation in Capetown, South Africa. In 1988 at the age of 27, Moshe Haschel became Cantor at the Finchley United Synagogue, London and from January 1997 will be Cantor at the St John’s Wood United Synagogue, London.

In addition to his synagogue responsibilities, Cantor Haschel is well known as a concert performer. He has sung for large audiences in England, Israel, Denmark, Sweden, The United States, Canada, Poland and Lithuania. Haschel’s voice is a lirico spinto tenor and is praised by critics for the naturally attractive timbre of his voice and his control of dynamics which are underpinned by his sincerity of expression.




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