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can·tor

 (kăn′tər)
n.
1. The Jewish religious official who leads the musical part of a service.
2. The person who leads a church choir or congregation in singing; a precentor.

[Latin, singer, from canere, to sing; see kan- in Indo-European roots.]

can·to′ri·al (kăn-tôr′ē-əl, -tŏr′-) adj.
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cantor

(ˈkæntɔː)
n
1. (Judaism) Judaism Also called: chazan a man employed to lead synagogue services, esp to traditional modes and melodies
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity the leader of the singing in a church choir
[C16: from Latin: singer, from canere to sing]
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can•tor

(ˈkæn tər, -tɔr)

n.
1. the religious official of a synagogue who sings or chants the prayers to be performed as solos.
[1530–40; < Latin: singer]
can•to′ri•al (-ˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-) adj.

Can•tor

(ˈkæn tɔr, ˈkɑn-)

n.
Ge•org (geɪˈɔrk) 1845–1918, German mathematician, born in Russia.
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cantor

The person who chants prayers during worship in the synagogue.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cantor - the musical director of a choircantor - the musical director of a choir  
musician - artist who composes or conducts music as a profession
2.cantor - the official of a synagogue who conducts the liturgical part of the service and sings or chants the prayers intended to be performed as solos
spiritual leader - a leader in religious or sacred affairs
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cantor

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Conducting this performance will be Bach's most recent successor in the title of Cantor, Georg Christoph Biller, who sang bass solo in an unforgettable account of the 'St Matthew Passion' given in that very church by the Birmingham Bach Choir, Richard Butt conducting, in 1989, a few months before Leipzig became one of the epicentres of the movement which brought the Berlin Wall down at the end of that year.