Cantor Zvi Aroni Music Collection
Scope and Contents
In 1991, the family of Zvi Aroni [neé Shalom Zvee Aronowitz] donated his collection of print music, music manuscripts, personal songbooks, pictures, programs, and video recordings relating to his professional life as a cantor. Music books have been cataloged and relocated to Rare Books. Audio recordings have been relocated to Judaica Sound Archives. Cantor Aroni studied voice with Cantor Samuel Kavetsky and had a close relationship with the composer, Reuven Kosakoff. Many of their manuscripts can be found in the Collection. Cantor Aroni came to America in 1947 where he served as cantor in synagogues in Philadelphia and New York City. From 1964-1968 he served as Cantor of the Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue in Toronto, Canada. It was here that he was able to realize his dream of reviving the boy choir and integrating it into the service. From 1968-1979 Cantor Aroni lived and sang in NYC. He was Cantor at Beth Torah in North Miami Beach until his death in 1990.
- Created: 1890 - 1991
- Other: Majority of material found in 1970-1990
- Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1991
Conditions Governing Access
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Conditions Governing Use
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7.50 Linear Feet
Source of Acquisition
Hedva Aroni and Vivian Serota
Method of Acquisition
In 2011, Elizabeth Fairall, Anand Daibee, and Victoria Thur processed this collection.
- Cantor Zvi Aroni Music Collection
- Anand Daibee, Elizabeth Fairall, and Victoria Thur
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