Fifth Boston Byzantine Music Festival

Chanting Torah – The Five Books of Moses and Its Melodies

Date: Feb 24, 2018 Time: 11:00 AM–11:50 AM Location: Hellenic College Holy Cross Building: Archbishop Iakovos Library Reading Room Address: 50 Goddard Ave Brookline, MA 02445-7415

Lynn Torgove introduces workshop participants to the form and function of the te’amim.


Lynn Torgove, Hebrew College, Newton, MA

Mezzo-soprano and stage director, Cantor Lynn Torgove is founder and artistic director of Kol Arvev, the chamber choir of Hebrew College in Newton, MA. As a mezzo-soprano, she has toured Europe, North America, and Japan, working with some of the world’s most renowned directors and conductors and recording on the Erato and Telarc labels. She is a member of the Cantata Singers and has appeared as a soloist with Boston Lyric Opera, Emmanuel Music, Boston Camerata, Aston Magna, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Portland Symphony Orchestra, Tallahassee Symphony, Springfield Symphony (Ohio), American Repertory Theater, Berkshire Choral Festival, and the Masterworks Chorale.

Ms. Torgove has served on the opera faculty at the New England Conservatory and the Boston University Opera Institute and currently teaches at the Boston Conservatory Vocal and Choral Institute. She received her Masters in Jewish Studies from Hebrew College in 2011 and was ordained as a Cantor in 2012. She now serves as Head of Vocal Arts and adjunct instructor of Jewish Music at Hebrew College. Ms. Torgove is co-founder of the communications training firm Gabriel Communications.