Kol Nidre (All Vows): Thesele Kemane (Baritone) & Albert Combrink (Piano) & Vocal Trio: Beverley Chiat, Katherine Moon, Leanne Jacobson
(Jewish Traditional Arranged by Henry Russotto & Albert Combrink, Sung in Hebrew)
Filmed Live during the “Kol Nidre” service at Temple Israel Reform Synagogue, Greenpoint, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2013
The prayer “Kol Nidrei” is sung Three Times, and follows without interruptions to the next sections of the Service.
Kol Nidre 1 – 00:00
Kol Nidre 2 – 05:20
Kol Nidre 3 – 10:19
Slach Na la’avon ha’am haze – 15:10
Vayomer Adonai – 15:42
Shehechiyanu – 16:36
Born in Kimberley, South Africa, Thesele has made a name for himself as one of the country’s most promising young baritones. He sang in his first solo in Std.2, ending school as the winner of the Northern Cape Provincial region of the Tirisano National Choir Competition in 2004. As member of the National Youth Choir, he took part in the World Choir Olympics in Bremen. In 2006 he joined the UCT Opera School where he is a student of Prof. Virginia Davids. He has taken part in productions by Cape Town Opera and the UCT Opera School.
Operatic roles include: the Forester in Janacek’s “Cunning Little Vixen” directed by Joshua Major, Don Prudenzio in Rossini’s “Il Viaggio a Reims” directed by Matthew Wild, Figaro in UCT Opera School’s production of Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” and Leporello in “Don Giovanni”, Colline in Puccini’s “La Boheme”, directed by Prof Angelo Gobbato and the role of Nick Shadow from Stravinski’s “The Rakes Progress.” Recitals include the Songmaker’s Guild and the South African Wagner Society and Oratorios such as John Stainer’s Crucifiction.