Music critic George Robinson writes in the September, 2006 issue of New York Jewish Week, the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, and the Detroit Jewish News: "...She tackles Alter's music head-on, not with flash but great feeling. Welber has a resonant mezzo voice, not glitzy but profoundly effective." RATING: "* * * * 1/2"

"Prayers of the High Holy Days"


Cantor Lois Welber: mezzo-soprano with Ernest Rakhlin: organ, David Sparr: piano

Music composed by Hazzan Israel Alter from

"The High Holy Day Service" & "The Selichot Service"

(c) 1971, Cantors Assembly, Inc.

Released on the 100th anniversary of Temple B'nai Israel in Revere, Massachusetts

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Added on 8/2/2019 -- VIDEO by Lois Welber -- "Night and Day" (Cole Porter)

Added on 8/21/2019 -- VIDEO by Lois Welber -- "You Do Something to Me" (Cole Porter)

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Audio clips from the High Holy Days CD below. Additional clips on CDBaby.   Full song list at: Shomeah Tefillah back cover

Kol Nidre Clip  
Yaaleh Clip  
Ki Zocheir Clip
Anu Azei Fanim Clip
Areshet S'fateinu Clip

"Though Cantor Alter published his musical settings for the High Holiday service over 35 years ago, to my knowledge, they have never been recorded.... having sung Alter's music for over 20 years and witnessed its effects on a variety of congregations and services, I very much wanted to record it and believe that more people deserve to hear it. Clearly the eloquent beauty of Alter's hazzanut speaks to contemporary sensibilities, enhancing the service where they are sung." (Lois Welber)

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