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Benzion Miller

Benzion Miller was born in a displaced persons camp in Fernwald, Germany. He is a world renown cantor, schochet and mohel.

Benzion Miller's singing career began at the age of five. Miller studied Music Theory and Solfege under Cantor Samuel B. Taube of Montreal. He studied voice production at the Champagne School for Music in Montreal and with Dr. Puggell, cantor Avshalom Zfira, Allan Bowers. Acclaimed as one of the foremost interpreters of Liturgical Music, Benzion Miller is equally at home in Operatic Repertoire and Jewish and Chassidic Folk Music. He has appeared with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony, the Rishon L'Tzion Symphony, the Haifa Symphony and members of the London Symphony. He has also recorded for the Milken Archive, in Barcelona, Spain with the Barcelona National Symphony Orchestra.

Miller was privileged to be among the first group of cantors to visit and sing in the Eastern European countries. He has appeared before capacity audiences in Romania, Russia, Poland, and Hungary, where he sang with the Budapest State Opera Orchestra. Miller is credited with many recordings of liturgical, Chassidic and Yiddish music.

Miller has held positions in Montreal at Sheves Achim Synagogue on Côte-des-Neiges, then in Toronto at Shaarei Tefillah Synagogue on Bathurst Street, in Canada. Since 1981, he has been cantor of Temple Beth El of Borough Park in Brooklyn, a pulpit served by Mordechai Hershman, Berele Chagy and Moshe Koussevitzky. He continues to serve as cantor of the synagogue, now Congregation Young Israel Beth El after its merger with Young Israel of Boro Park.

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Mon, June 17 2024 11 Sivan 5784