bOYbershop is a quartet whose regular members are well-known, classically-trained, Jewish musicians. The quartet has performed alongside the Zemel Choir and at a number of weddings, combining Jewish repertoire with close harmony and compositions by its founder member, Benjamin Wolf. It also performs in concert. Its members lead busy lives as soloists, opera singers and musical directors.
Marc Finer is a former Cambridge choral scholar, winner of the London Girton Association music award, and is in great demand as both a cantorial and oratorio soloist. He is also chazzan at Edgware Reform Synagogue.
Eliot Alderman is Director of Music of the Spanish & Portuguese Jews' Congregation, the oldest Jewish congregation in the British Isles. He trained at the Royal Academy of Music, the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the Tel Aviv Cantorial Institute, and regularly appears as both a Chazan and as an opera singer across the UK.
Benjamin Seifert was an Oxford choral scholar, and subsequently trained at the Royal Academy of Music. He has performed at major London venues including the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall. He has performed, amongst others, with British Youth Opera, Opera Holland Park, Tete a Tete Opera, Opera by Definition and Grange Park Opera. From 2006 until 2012 he served as Director of Music at Hendon Reform Synagogue.
Benjamin Wolf is a musician and academic. He is a former Oxford choral scholar, and familiar as Musical Director of the Zemel Choir, the choir of Belsize Square Synagogue, and the Wallace Ensemble, as well as appearing regularly as accompanist for singers and chazzanim. He has also written music for orchestra, choir and, more recently, bOYbershop quartet.
We have also been joined on occasion by other singers, particularly William Petter, Gabriel Gottlieb, Benjamin Cahn, Richard Newman and Chris Fish.