Erik Contzius

composer, cantor, baritone
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As a composer, Cantor Erik Contzius has written many works for the synagogue. His CD, "Teach My Lips a Blessing: The Music of Erik Contzius," was recorded with the Amor Artis Chamber Choir and Johannes Somary with organist, Christopher Creaghan. Cantor Contzius serves as the Cantor and Music Director at Temple Israel of New Rochelle in New York, USA.

Cantor Erik Contzius, baritone, has performed as a soloist around the world, most recently singing the bass solo for the Mozart Requiem in Israel. He was the soloist for the Darius Milhaud "Service Sacré" with the Westchester Chorale. He has performed Ernest Bloch's Sacred Service (Avodat HaKodesh) in the 2008 Songs of Life festival in Sofia and Plovdiv, Bulgaria and Petah Tikva and Jerusalem, Israel under the baton of Dian Tchobanev as well as with the Menno Singers in Kitchener, Ontario. He has performed with the Westchester Chorale with Maestro Daniel Paget in Handel’s Israel in Egypt. Previous performances include appearing in Münich, Germany in the concert, "Vergessene Musik—The Forgotten Music of the German Jewish Reform Movement." He also has performed at the Leo Baeck Institute in New York City two years consecutively in their Jewish Vienna and Germany concerts. Cantor Contzius appeared on the Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. as a soloist in a special concert titled Let Freedom Sing. In 1998, he performed at the International Organ Festival of Göteborg, Sweden, where he led services at the Great Synagogue of Göteborg.
Score catalogue
Latest Sheet Music
Ya'amod - Ta'amod
Religious / Jewish
Sh'ma Yisrael... The Divine Abounds Everywhere
Religious / Jewish
Kol Ha'olam Kulo - Karati Shimkha
Classical / Choral music
Hineih Mah Tov
Classical / Choral music
Sim Shalom II
Religious / Jewish



04 January 2012, News
My new website!
The url hasn't changed ( ), but I've moved over to WordPress. Yes, it was a little challenging, but the functionality is extraordinary! I'm loving it! I'm trying to keep a more active blog there, so please do come by and visit!
21 October 2011, News
I'm starting a newsletter!
I'd like to let more of you know when I'm performing or composing... or just share with you something you might find interesting! I started a newsletter. I won't spam anyone, and it takes up very little room in the e-mail box! If you're interested ...
28 September 2011, News
Singing with the Afro-Semitic Experience
Last year, I had the pleasure of recording an album with the Afro-Semitic Experience. Now that it was just released, the reviews are coming in and are generally positive! David Chevan and Alvin Carter of the band were interviewed about the album on NPR, ...