Samuel Vigoda

Samuel Vigoda
Cantor
1895-1990

Born in Dobrzyń, Poland. Studied with his father and later with Yossele Rosenblatt. Vigoda officiated as cantor in Budapest, and in 1933 immigrated to the US, where he continued in cantorial offices in New York (taking Rosenblatt's position at the Oheb Zedek synagogue) and in Washington. He is one of the star cantors of the cantors' "golden age."

Sources: Encyclopedia Judaica, http://www.chazzanut.com/articles/vigoda.html.

Sound Examples: 
Samuel Vigoda sings Shabbos, Shacharis, and Musaf

Video Examples: 
Samuel Vigoda sings "Hashir Shehalviyim no. 4" at age 95

Recorded in Tel Aviv on March 8, 1988.

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