Cantor Rev. Wolf Garb “the Irish Cantor” (1899-1953) Chants Ma’ariv

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Rare live recording of a Friday eve service with choir and organ (Temple Mishkan Tefila, Boston, MA, 1947), bonus tracks: Wolf as choirboy soprano soloist (Great Synagogue of Warsaw 1908), Wolf chanting “Shevah Brachos” 1949, and Rev. David Garb singing Yiddish songs (1960s).


Cantor Rev. Wolf Garb “the Irish Cantor” was born in Warsaw, Poland, and served as chief choirboy soprano soloist in the Great Synagogue of Warsaw (1908–1909). In 1930, Cantor Garb became Chief Cantor of Dublin, Ireland, and in 1947 auditioned among 50 cantors to receive the post of cantor at Temple Mishkan Tefila, Boston, MA, where this “secret” Friday night recording was made.

”The greatest voice ever to hit Boston!” Leonard Bernstein

Rev. David Garb (1910-1967) was Wolf's brother and a rabbinical cantor in England and S. Africa.


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