Cantor Nina Fine, Mezzo-Soprano
Becoming an ordained Cantor after almost two decades of working as a professional vocalist, Cantor Fine was heralded as a dynamic performer with exceptional vocal quality and acting ability. Cantor Fine has graced the stage in some of the nation’s most prestigious venues including: Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, City Center, Symphony Space, The Kimmel Center, The Academy of Music, The Mann Center, The Kennedy Center and The National Cathedral, singing Oratorio, Opera, Broadway and Jazz with notable orchestras and ensembles.
Cantor Fine was an original member of the Voices of the Pops, singing for 15 years as a featured and ensemble singer with Peter Nero and The Philly Pops in concert, performing with such noted talents as: Jodi Benson, Sutton Foster, Marin Mazzie, Dee Hoty, Donna McKechnie, Debbie Gravitte, Susan Egan, Karen Mason, Matt Bogart, William Michals and others.
Singing I Remember, a song-cycle for mezzo, flute, harp and cello based on Anne Frank’s Diary, Cantor Fine was reviewed as:
“ a lyric mezzo soprano to reckon with. Her lovely sound and beautiful expressivity, as well as perfect diction, completed the ideal picture of Frank.” – The Register Star
In addition to performing I Remember at the Hudson Opera House, The Anne Frank Museum and the 92nd Street Y in New York City, Cantor Fine performed a Holocaust concert with Albany Chamber Artists in NY, celebrating the musicians lost at Terezin. Cantor Fine has sung on numerous recordings of original music.
Recently Ordained, Cantor Nina Fine has conducted lifecycle events such as weddings and unveilings, and led special services including the High Holy Days at Temple Beth-El/Temple Israel in Ormond Beach, FL, sung the National Anthem and Hatikvah at the AIPAC Conference in Orlando, participated in Community Wide Shabbat and Shabbat Across America as well as led a multitude of specialty family programming including all major Jewish Holidays, Shabbat, Havdalah and Jewish Federation/Shalom Family events, bringing her entertaining short Jewish puppet shows featuring “Mitzvah Monkey” to the delight of Jewish children and adults everywhere.
Cantor Fine was educated at The C.E.S. Jewish Day School in Rockville, Maryland, and graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. from The George Washington University in psychology, and a Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Pennsylvania, specializing in working with families and children.
Cantor Fine currently leads Shabbat morning services at Temple Shalom of Deltona, FL and works teaching Hebrew School and leading a Jewish mommy and me program called Mishpacha Sheli at Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland, FL. Cantor Fine also tutors students in Hebrew and prayer and volunteers with the Jewish Pavilion, leading services for the elder community. Her passion is to bring the joy and beauty of Jewish music and traditions to Jews and those who love them.