A native of Suffern, NY, Cantor Charles Osborne is internationally recognized as a singer, composer and conductor. He attended Hartt School of Music, studying there with Cantor Arthur Koret, and the Cantors Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. His original compositions include four oratorios, a symphony, concerti for flute, guitar, viola and harp, and more than 200 choral pieces.
Cantor Osborne has taught at Hartt College, the Jewish Theological Seminary, Northeastern University, and the Hebrew College of Boston. He is the founder and director of Kol Rinah—Boston’s Jewish youth chorus—and a regular participant in the North American Jewish Choral Festival and the “Hazamir” National Jewish High School Choral Festival, with which he toured Israel as music director during the summers of 1996 and 1997. His piece "Samachti" is one of the most popular pieces of synagogue music in the world. The beauty of this setting inspired us to include this psalm in our Temple Sinai prayer book.
Cantor Osborne has been married to his wife Kathryn for 40 years. They have one son Paul and three beautiful granddaughters, ages 6, 4 and 2.
Installation of Our New Senior Cantor
Thursday October 25 at 7.00 p.m.
Please join our Temple Sinai family on Thursday October 25 at 7.00 p.m. as we install Cantor Charles Osborne as our new senior cantor. We are thrilled to welcome an accomplished cantor, a renowned composer, and a respected teacher to our community.
Cantor Osborne has chosen an evening of performances highlighting Temple Sinai’s heritage of great synagogue music. All of the works being presented are composed either by Cantor Osborne or by Temple Sinai’s esteemed composer-in-residence, Ben Steinberg. This concert, a major community event, will kick off our Sounds of Sinai season, celebrating 44 years of music at Temple Sinai.
Music will include Entreat Me Not To Leave You, composed by Cantor Osborne especially for this occasion and featuring Cantor Katie Oringel and the Ensemble Choir. The finale of the evening will include two of Cantor Osborne’s most beloved compositions, which have been a part of our congregational life for many years and continue to inspire our members: Samacti B’omrim Li and Adon Olam. Other performers will include the Youth Choir Alumni Group directed by Joan Dolgin, Kolot, the Youth Choir, long time Temple Sinai accompanists Jose Shapero and Susan Piltch, and the High Holy Day Professional Choir directed by Ross Inglis, and a string quartet.
The installation ceremony will be conducted by Cantor Dr. Brian Mayer, Dean of the School of Jewish Music of Hebrew College, Boston, where Cantor Osborne taught for over 20 years.
In order to make attending this event as accessible as possible to all, babysitting will be provided.