Kim Komrad | Voice Of The Lioness

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Voice Of The Lioness

by Kim Komrad

Jewish soul music sung with angelic voice of passion and mystical transcendence; from traditional cantorial to meditative Jewish folk song
Genre: Spiritual: Judaica
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1. Cuando El Rey Nimrod
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2. Al Tif'g'i Vi le-Ozveich
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3. Sh'ma Koleynu
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4. Tumbalalayke
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5. Al haNisim
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6. Dodi Li
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7. Avinu Malkeynu Z'chor Rachamecha
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8. Rounds
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Cantor Komrad is the first female hazzan to hold a pulpit in a Conservative synagogue in the history of the Baltimore-Washington area. She was among the first of a generation of women to be invested into the clergy by Judaism's Conservative Movement in 1994. At that time, she graduated with a Master of Sacred Music and a Diploma of Hazzan from the five-year program at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Cantorial School, in New York and Jerusalem, Israel. Since then she has held pulpits at both Reform and Conservative congregations.

Cantor Komrad most recently appeared in concert (November 2005) with Cantors Sol Zim and Alberto Mizrahi for the International Cantorial Foundation, at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Chicago. She is the first female cantor to participate in a concert for the Foundation. She was featured as one of "The Twelve Leading Cantors of Our Time" in the Jubilee Anniversary Concert of the Cantors Assembly in Chicago, Illinois in 1997, and in the concert of "World Renowned Cantors" at the famous Temple Emanu-El of New York City in 1998--the first cantorial concert in that synagogue's 150-year history. She has consisteltly been selected to perform at the Cantors' Assembly (CA) Nation Conventions. Cantor Komrad serves on the CA’s National Executive Council and as President of its Eastern Seaboard Region. In 1995 she was identified as a "rising star of the cantorate" in a featured concert of a handful of young talents honored by her colleagues. Cantor Komrad was also featured as one of four women cantors in a gala concert of "the four most exciting women cantors of our decade" in honor of the 20th anniversary of women in the Reform Cantorate.

The recipient of many awards for performance and hazzanut, her dramatic soprano voice has delighted congregational and secular audiences. The Chicago Tribune called her voice "beautiful and passionate." The Toledo Blade described her sound as "mystical." The Baltimore Sun, reviewing her CD-ROM about Chanukah, wrote: "thanks to her clear, warm soprano, Chanukah never sounded so good." She has also lectured widely to diverse groups concerning women in the cantorate, helping to promote an understanding of ordained women clergy in a traditional movement of Judaism.

Cantor Komrad's vocal training was in classical voice and opera at the University of Miami, Florida. Since then, she has appeared widely in the United States and Canada, on both the pulpit and stage, and as a soloist with a variety of ensembles, including the Handel Choir of Baltimore. She has performed throughout Israel under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Tourism while studying at Midreshet Yerushalayim, as part of her first Seminary year in 1989. She has also performed cantorial music on television in the Baltimore area. Her compact disc, Voice of the Lioness: Kol Ha L'viah, was released in Fall 1999, featuring cantorial masterworks, Jewish art songs, and folk music in contemporary arrangements. She is now recording her second album and touring the country with her eclectic vocal duo "Manny and Kim" with Cantor Emanuel Perlman.

Cantor Komrad earned a degree in English from the University of Miami, Fla. where she studied creative writing under the tutelage of Nobel laureate, Isaac Bashevis Singer. She lives in Baltimore with her husband Mark, a psychiatrst, and her son, Ilan.


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Dr. and Mrs. Rudolph Weiner

We experienced Cantor Kim\'s voice on a cruise to Alaska. Beautiful and warm.
We all on the cruise loved her performances as a Cantor as well as on stage singing classical music. She is a Master at all her performances.

Catherine

Her voice sounds like a calming body of water hitting the rocks
No matter if one listens to this cd as a background treat or sits down and just lets it it takes you away, it overwelms all of your senses with joy and tranquility and joy.

Sheila Stern

It's fabulous
I liked this CD so much that I bought it for my three children. The melodic Hebrew songs are fabulous and I play the CD constantly on long car trips.

T. Shulman

A beautiful, moving collection of Jewish music
When I close my eyes and listen to this CD, I recollect on fond memories of the special Jewish experiences in my life and envision generations of people chanting these same words.

Yuriy Zaltsman

God\'s gift
I think, that a singing is the most remarkable art among all the arts and the voice of the talented singer is the real God’s gift. The real singer must have also a musical ear. A combination of such the gifts are very rare. But sometimes God is so generous, that He presents a beauty. Such exceptional combination is in one woman – Kim Konrad. It is no mere chance apparently, that she dedicated her talent to God to become a cantor.
The all songs of this CD are connected between each other and with God and realize it the sincere, clear and passion voice.
Thank you.

Rita & Larry Singer

Kimberly's voice is wonderful and the CD is inspiring!
Voice of the Lioness is a delightful collection of lovely music rendered by the magnificent voice of a true artist. We enjoy listening to the CD and look forward to each and every time we have the privilege of hearing Kimberly sing.

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis R. Harp


Kim Komrad's glorious voice on this CD speaks to us of the past as well as the present, and does so with enchantment and tenderness. Her music is the music of a thousand heart strings.

Lorena Blondsky

Voice of the Lioness" is powerful, engaging, magnificent!
Voice of the Lioness" is powerful, engaging, magnificent! Cantor Komrad's voice touches the soul, as it echoes ancient melodies and revives them so beautifully. A stunning collection from a powerful, soprano voice.

Leslie

This CD inspires the imagination and relaxes the spirit. Cantor Komrad's voice i
The Voice of the Lioness is a beautiful collection of music. Haunting and lyrical, it inspires the imagination, relaxes the spirit and engages the emotions. Cantor Komrad is a superb artist with a heavenly voice!

S. Pomerantz

A deep, soulful, timeless and powerful collection!
Kim Komrad's voice reverberates with a deep soulfulness that makes your veins vibrate and your heart expand. Her music is timeless, bringing ancient generations into the modern day in an accessible and powerful collection of songs. Your musical library is not complete until you include Voice of The Lioness!