Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Triumph Over Torquemada • Oshy Tugendhaft
Sydenham Highlands Hebrew Congregation Choir

It's worth taking a look at the Sydenham Shul in Johannesburg, its current Chazzan Yudi Cohen and this cantorial anomaly, [the Shul's previous] Chazzan Oshy Tugendhaft. My one visit to the Shul was post-Oshy, but I've been listening to his celebration tour CD for years and sing parts of this number to Mi Angelico when her eyes fight to stay open and her head lolls to my shoulder. Just listen.


Shmuel said...


Did Ushi ever record Roza D'Shabbos? He sounds uniquely qualified to nail it.

When I spent Pesach in JoBurg 13 or so years ago I got to listen to Ushi's 45 minute Hallel a few times over Yom Tov. I cant imagine how much more I would appreciate nowadays.

Jenn said...

A recording of Oshy Tugendhaft's Hallel is available on iTunes