SINGER - ENTERTAINER -
Albrecht appears in every major city in the United States, Canada, and
world-wide, enjoying audiencesí standing ovations wherever he performs his
unique, masterful programs.The handsome baritone is in demand from the east
coast of Portland, Maine to the west coast of Portland, Oregon; from the
northern icy plains of Edmonton, Canada to the warm southern shores of Miami,
Florida with hundreds of stops in between. Engagements take him from New York
Cityís 5,000 seat Radio City Music Hall to intimate cabarets with equal ease and
grace. His repertoire is extensive and varied. It includes standard symphonic
music and special symphonic "pop" scores as well as Broadway favorites, Spanish
ballades, Yiddish standards, Ladino romanceros, Italian arias, Russian folk
songs, German lieder, Neopolitan melodies, French arias, Hebrew and Israeli
songs and special material for special occasions.
appears as guest soloist with some of the major symphony orchestras such as the
Prague Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Queens Symphony, Jerusalem
Symphony and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. One of his most memorable guest
appearances was with the Israel Philharmonic in Israel for the 50th
year anniversary of the State of Israel. Another stunning engagement occurred
during the current intifada in Jerusalem with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.
In spite of the danger in the streets, the people came in droves, packed the
concert hall and cheered the charismatic singer.
conductor-composer Marvin Hamlisch invited Avi to sing in a special evening
honoring Howard Stringer, President of Sony Records. The event took place in the
Waldorf Astoria Hotel Ballroom before a star-studded audience directed by Nora
Ephron (author-director of "Sleepless in Seattle") and hosted by TV
personality Barbara Walters.
sings for some of the grandest national conventions, including the Ellis Island
Celebration, Hadassah, Emunah, Council of Jewish Federations General assembly,
Cantors Assembly, American Sephardi Federation, Orthodox Cantors Convention, the
American Conference of Cantors and the United Synagogue of America.
Avi is a composer of note, many Cantors sing his melodies to Sabbath prayers
during their Sabbath services. Congregations particularly enjoy Aviís Adon Olom
and Sim Shalom, both of which appear with over 150 pages of original selections,
all for voice and piano, many also including choir parts in "SONGS FROM THE
SOUL." It is fast becoming a favorite collection for laity and professionals
collection includes songs for Weddings, Zímirot, Liturgical/Cantorial
selections, Shabbat songs and miscellaneous songs. Avi is a frequent guest
artist with the world-known Celebrity Cruises and is asked to appear time and
again due to his great success.
Albrecht is available for performances with his own piano accompanist, and/or
with his own orchestra. (The size of the orchestra depends on the budget of the
presenter.) Programs can be tailor-made for the occasion. Avi is the Cantor of
the well-known Beth Tfiloh Congregation in Baltimore, Maryland, the largest
Modern Orthodox Synagogue in America.