The Info List - Cantor

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A cantor is a person who leads people in singing, or sometimes in prayer. In formal Christian worship, a cantor is a person who sings solo verses or passages to which the choir or congregation responds. In Judaism, a cantor is one who sings and leads people in prayer in a Jewish religious service, and may be called hazzan. "Cantor" is used as a translation of equivalent terms in other languages, such as for the leader of singing on a traditional Kerala
snake boat, a Chundan Vallam. A similar term is precentor, defined as a leader of the singing of a choir or congregation. More specific types of cantor include:

Cantor (Christianity), an ecclesiastical officer leading liturgical music in several branches of the Christian church

Domestikos, leader of the right choir (Orthodox Church) Lampadarios, leader of the left choir (Orthodox Church) Precentor Succentor

(Judaism) a singer and/or musician. Orthodox Judaism only allows men, while the other branches allow women.

American Conference of Cantors (Reform) Cantors Assembly (Conservative)