Cantor George Mordecai weaves his rich cultural heritage into his work as a performer and cantor. Born in Sydney, Australia to Iraqi Jews from India and Singapore, he was immersed in the musical and liturgical traditions of his family. Prior to receiving Cantorial investiture from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, George worked for many years at the Emanuel synagogue.
George has performed Sephardic and Judeo-Iraqi liturgical repertoire in concert halls and synagogues around the world and was also a member of the Renaissance Players, a Sydney based renowned early music ensemble. With the group Baghdad to Bondi, featuring the most exotic of Eastern musicians and their instruments, George will perform a beautiful selection of Sephardic music.