Nathan Shahar

Arranger, composer, conductor and musicologost

Natan Shachar began his academic studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he studied economics and international relations. In those years he also studied at the Rubin Academy of Music. Until he began studying musicology, Natan Shachar was famous as a music teacher, conductor of choirs, and songwriter. Among the songs he composed were songs that won first prizes at various music festivals.

1937- 2021

Moshe Wilensky

Israeli musician, composer & lyricist

Moshe Wilensky was born in 1910 in Warsaw, Poland. During the first World War, his family emigrated to Russia where they stayed until 1917, when they returned to Warsaw. In his youth, he studied at the "Eskela" Jewish Gymnasium, where the Hebrew was taught in addition to general studies.

1910- 1997

Mordechai Sobol

Cantor and composer

Born in Hadera, Israel, where he performed as a cantor from a young age. He composed, orchestrated, and arranged many works for cantor and choir. One of Sobol's main projects was the establishment of the Yuval Ensemble for cantorate and Jewish music, where he served as musical director and conductor.  



Shlomo Ravitz

Cantor, composer & arranger

Born in Novogrudok, Russia. Officiated as cantor in various European communities and in South Africa before immigrating to Israel in 1932, where he became a popular cantor in Tel Aviv. Has published Kol Yisrael, a two-volume work containing his compositions and arrangements of traditional tunes.