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Cantor Eliot Vogel
Hazzan Eliot Vogel, holds a B.A. in music from Boston University (CLA '76) and also attended the Hartt College of Music. A 1981 graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Cantors Institute, he has served on the faculties of both the H.L. Miller Cantorial School and Gratz College in Philadelphia. He has held pulpits in Montclair, New Jersey; Greenwich, Connecticut; and South Orange, New Jersey before coming to Har Zion Temple in 1991.
A lyric baritone with a wide range of performing experience, Hazzan Vogel has also maintained an intense interest in Jewish choral music. He has presented world premieres of works by Charles Davidson and Samuel Adler, and performed as a soloist in symphonic works with the Zamir Chorale and the National Jewish Chorale. In 1999 Cantor Vogel performed Hugo Weisgall's Evening Liturgies in NYC with the Florilegium Chamber Choir in a memorial tribute to the composer.
In addition to concert and oratorio work, he has frequently been heard as a soloist at the conventions of the Cantors Assembly, an international organization of cantors. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Philadelphia Region of the Cantors Assembly.
Hazzan Vogel and his wife, Karen, have three daughters and reside in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania.