Octarium sings for us at Congregation B'nai Jehudah for our High Holiday services. Their enhancement of the spiritual experince is ethereal, moving and brings deeper meaning to the occasions for me. From the first time they graced our gatherings, I felt I stepped into a fresh, open, sacred place. I marvelled at their ability to so faithfully render Hebrew even though they had not previously studied it (I assume). Thank you Octarium. You make our High Holidays more wonderful and meaningful.
My pesonal high holiday experience is always enhanced by virtue of the music and its specific arrangement. This particular time in the year is devoted to reflection and I find no better way to reflect than accomopanied by music.
This group has been playing the role of spiritual musical accompamists at out sysagogues High Holiday Services for 5 or 6 years now. Theyappear as professional musicians both in performance and demeanor. the sounds are angelic, harmonic, and appropriately match the tone of the litergy in each segment of the music. THe music sets the tone of the prayers and they capture it all quite well.
I have heard this group sing many times. They approach the music with genuine seriousness. Their sound belies their small size. Tremendous talent, dedication, and beauty.
Our congregation has had the great fortune to have Octarium as our holiday choir singing alongside our cantor for as many years as I can remember. Octarium's voices elevate the beauty of our holy days and help create moments of both solemness and joy. I am sure that their work in other settings is equally as beautiful as their participation in our holiday services. My hope is that they will continue to be able to share their music with our congregation, the Kansas City community and beyond for years to come.
When the Octaruim sing on the High Holy days, it sounds so angelic almost as if the angels themselves are singing with them.
I have had the extrodinary pleasure for eight years of being in the pews as Octarian has added their voices to enrich a worship experience. I have had the opportunity to travel fairly extensively and to see and experience others in the role that Octarian has been filling. I can without hesitation tell everyone that what Octarian provides is without exception an extrodinary experience. We would be far poorer without Octarian's participation.
Each year, Octarium provides a rich and beautiful backdrop for our most important holidays of the year. Our synagogue is fortunate to have this very professional group located in our city. They create a full-bodied sound that helps set the tone for our entire service. Additionally, they are always a pleasure to watch. Their director exhibits true poise and grace in her leadership of this group. This is a very unique group!
I have heard Octarium sing for several years during our High Holiday services at our synagogue. Their professional voices add beauty to our service. They are well disciplined, always watching their director, and coming in together as well as releasing together when that is called for. They make a beautiful, moving contribution to our services, and I am always glad to see them.