Tenor Kevin Hanek joins Larry DeAngelo in “The Al Jolson Project”. The Kol Nidre, a Hebrew prayer, is traditionally sung on Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. Accompanist Kathy Geary. Recorded live in Sept 2016.
Kol Nidre: Central to The Al Jolson Story is the scene in the 1927 “talkie” in which the Jazz Singer leads one of the holiest prayers in the Jewish religion as his cantor father listens from his deathbed across the street from the synagogue.
Heldentenor Kevin Hanek, who has preformed operatic offerings in venues ranging from Austria to Nevada and has relished his role as the “goyische upstart” (more formally Cantorial Soloist) in synagogues like Miami’s Temple Judea, will be singing the “Kol Nidrei”, being released on Sept 30, 2016, right before the Jewish High Holy Days. Accompanied by Kathy Geary.