The Natalie Young Anthology is finally here! LOVE, SPIRIT, AND EMOTION infuse the passionate melodies of Natalie Young. She brings a POWERFUL, NEW DEPTH TO JEWISH MUSIC in her evocative compositional style, which is rooted in equally contemporary and traditional influences. Cantor Natalie Young's songs are at home both in WORSHIP AND IN OUR MOST INTROSPECTIVE MOMENTS.
Joe Eglash (Music project manager, consultant, editor, and arranger)
"Natalie Young brings great light to our community through the music that she creates. Her melodies reach the heart."
Josh Nelson (Jewish song writer, performer, and producer)
Natalie Young's liturgical settings are magical to me for one important reason. They are accessible and unassuming, yet deeply rich and powerful. The layering of simple phrases (phrases that seem to already be a part of our hearts and spirits), into lavish harmonies allow us as listener or worshiper to take our liturgy both inward and outward. She has accessed the sweet and gentle part of ourselves we sometimes ignore, and allowed it to take flight.
Cantor Rosalie Boxt URJ Worship Advisor, Director URJ Biennial Worship Cantor, Temple Emanuel, Kensington Maryland
Natalie has a profound gift of marrying sacred text to beautiful, accessible melodies. Her spirit, both in person and in music reflects warmth, sensitivity and grace. It was such a treat to play on her album and help to produce her music.
Beth Schafer (Song writer, cantorial soloist at Temple Sinai in Atlanta, GA)
Adonai S'fatai Tiftach: God open up my lips that my mouth may declare Your praise. Every time I have the chance to sing Natalie's music, I feel this prayer is being answered. Her liturgical pieces are sensitive and warm, and capture the multifaceted deep nature of the prayers. My congregation responds by singing open-heartedly and the sanctuary resounds with pathos and joy. Natalie's non-liturgical music inspires as well. I am awed by her ability to bring meaning and beauty to what we do as cantors, rabbis and Jews. Keep writing Natalie!
Rabbi Cantor Alison Wissott (Temple Judea, Tarzana, CA)
"Natalie's music offers a window into the depths of her beautiful soul. Her compositions and etherial voice vary in color and feel and provide an inviting doorway to prayer for all worshipers. Natalie is a shinning light in Jewish music and prayer."
Cantor Mo Glazman (Temple Emanu-El, New York, NY)
I first learned of Cantor Natalie Young's music through her Halleluyah, which has become a favorite Shabbat melody. Her music is soulful and accessible.
It immediately resonates with our modern ears, and yet has a timeless, Jewish sound. This music invites you, and everyone else to sing along. I am thrilled that she has put out an anthology to share her music more widely with the Jewish world.
Rabbi Cantor Angela Buchdal,
New York, NY