Last March, the two singers attended a parlor meeting for American Friends of Meir Panim where they delighted guests with a selection of classical and Jewish music. This time, the Cantors will perform the Sabbath services, including the Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat and the Shabbat morning services.
The program is presented by the Palm Beach Synagogue and American Friends of Meir Panim.
Avi Albrecht has appeared in almost every major city in North America, Israel and Europe, and enjoys standing ovations wherever he performs. His repertoire is extensive and varied, and his rich baritone is equally suited to performing Broadway favorites, Yiddish standards, and Italian arias in addition to his inspirational cantorial singing. He has appeared with major symphony orchestras such as the Baltimore Symphony, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. A composer as well as a singer, many Cantors sing his melodies during their Sabbath and High Holiday services. Avi Albrecht is the Cantor of the prestigious Beth Tfiloh Congregation in Baltimore, MD, the largest Modern Orthodox synagogue in America.
Benjamin Warschawski is recognized worldwide for his talents in both the operatic and cantorial realms. He has thrilled audiences with over 20 leading tenor roles from a repertoire that includes La Traviata, Rigoletto, Carmen, Madama Butterfly, and Tosca, just to name a few. As a Cantor, he began his journey as a teenager, singing in the prestigious Beth Tfiloh Choir in Baltimore. Following his ordination in 1997 he held positions in Baltimore, New York, and Florida. Cantor Warschawski has performed with virtually every major cantor and renowned Jewish singer singing today. He currently serves as Chief Cantor at the Ezra Habonim/Niles Township Congregation in Chicago, IL.
American Friends of Meir Panim seeks to alleviate and diminish the harmful effects of poverty on thousands of families across Israel by supporting a range of food and social service programs aimed at helping the needy with dignity and respect, including free restaurants, meals-on-wheels, school lunch programs, prepaid food card distribution, vocational training and after-school youth clubs.