We are excited to announce the release of Sheldon Merel’s new CD:

Chants of a Lifetime, from Synagogue to Opera

The release of Sheldon Merel’s second CD brings highlights of his amazing career as cantor and concert artist. All the selections were recorded live either in-concert pr during services. The CD includes liturgical favorites from the Sabbath, Holy Days, vocal styles of Eastern European virtuoso cantors and contemporary Jewish composers.


"Cantor Merel’s voice is a wonderful example of male singing and cantorial artistry. He has attained a formidable level of vocal excellence.” Ian D. Campbell, General Director San Diego Opera

"…Sheldon Merel was one of the most vocally nimble in the cantorial concert.” The Globe and Mail, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
"Cantor Sheldon Merel enthralled the crowd with a vocal technique and ease that one expects in operatic and concert artists.Waterloo Record, Kitchner, Ontario, Canada
"Sheldon Merel has a sense of style and authenticity to delight any audience" University of Notre Dame
" …We could write paeons about Sheldon Merel negotiating sinuous melismas with burnished elegance.” Oakland Tribune, Oakland, California
"CANTOR MEREL STARS IN STRATFORD CONCERT:… London Evening Free Press, London, Ontario, Canada
“…Almost every idiom of Hebraic chants to pop songs was presented. Cantor Merel was positively superb!” The Cincinnati Post, Cincinnati, Ohio
CD Cover of the Cantor and a Self-Sculptured Bust