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Charles Osborne

Charles OsborneThe long and distinguished musical career of CHARLES DAVID OSBORNE began at the age of 5, when he commenced his piano studies, and by the time he was 12, he already had enjoyed his first singing engagement as a boy alto. After receiving a voice performance degree in 1972 from the Hartt College of Music (West Hartford, Conn.), Mr. Osborne, a tenor, enjoyed an international singing career. He has appeared in Europe and Israel, and at major concert venues in the U.S., including Avery Fisher and Carnegie halls in New York, and Symphony Hall, Boston.

In 1983 Mr. Osborne entered the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. There, through his study with two leading 20th century composers, Miriam Gideon and Hugo Weisgall, he discovered his passion for composition, graduating with honors in both musical composition and conducting. Upon graduating in 1987, Mr. Osborne accepted the position of cantor at Temple Emanuel, Newton Centre, Mass., the largest Conservative congregation in New England. He since has established himself as one of the most prominent cantors in North America.

Through his dedicated devotion to composition, Cantor Osborne has earned a reputation as a gifted creator of compelling, lyrical music. With progressive recognition for his work, he receives numerous offers for commissions, both liturgical and non-liturgical. His catalogue, which initially included many sacred choral works, has grown to encompass a broad range of classical, secular pieces that have received widespread praise. His Symphony in A Flat, the sister composition to Souls on Fire, continues to receive favorable reviews in the international classical community.

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