Couples hire Cantor Marc to create and brighten their wedding ceremonies with his unique blend of warmth, spiritual “gravitas”, and light-hearted humor. Jewish and Interfaith Ceremonies. Pricing starts at $1250
Rich, bass-baritone singing and chanting, accompanied by guitar and mandolin, are unique additions many of these couples choose Cantor Marc to provide for their special day, especially during the processional.
“Every couple, every family and group of friends is unique.”
Cantor Marc loves connecting with them and crafting a joyous celebration of marriage — an intimate sacred space filled with love, gratitude, and heartfelt emotions.
Cantor Marc makes sure everyone understands all the ritual elements and language that he’s helped the couple pick for their nuptials. Each person there is made to feel welcome and included — in some ceremonies, they join Cantor Marc by singing simple phrases. Some wedding parties even join him during the closing benediction, raising their hands together in the ancient Rabbinical Blessing, now universally known as The Vulcan Salute- “Live Long and Prosper!”
For 40 years, Cantor Marc has officiated in Southern California synagogues and at private ceremonies from Kauai to New York. He has served as the spiritual leader of Makom Ohr Shalom, an Encino synagogue.
Cantor Marc has co-officiated interfaith ceremonies with priests, ministers, Buddhist monks, and kahuna shamans!
He is grateful to be a celebrant in the Great Officiants All-Star team of outstanding clergy and laity, and deeply appreciative of their talents, creativity, practical and spritual wisdom, and especially for their fellowship.
His 8 years as the host and producer of his own Los Angeles afternoon radio talk shows, and his ongoing voice-over work in recording studios are the reason he smiles appreciatively when wedding guests thank him after the ceremony, exclaiming “You Should Be on the RADIO with that Voice!”
Cantor Marc’s secular performing careers as a Comedy Hypnotist and a Musical Entertainer in venues all over the world, along with his private practice in hypnotherapy, have more than prepared him to deal calmly and creatively with any “surprise” at a wedding … from the smallest glitch or gust of wind, to (G-d Forbid!) life-threatening emergencies.
The most common praise Cantor Marc’s couples offer:
“You really understood us, and what we did, and didn’t want. You ‘got us”, and made our wedding even more special than we thought was possible.
Cantor Marc lives in Thousand Oaks but will travel anywhere.
Favorite Quote: “Lighten Up or Tighten Up — It’s Your Choice!”
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Just One? Mocha Almond Fudge
Soundtrack To Your Life: Sunrise, Sunset
Favorite Disney Movie: Fantasia
Favorite Event Memory: Cantor Marc sang a Hebrew blessing to the operatic melody “Con Te Partiro” as the bride’s father walked her to the Chuppah in his Scottish kilt, her Italian mother and the groom’s Israeli family reached for their kleenex…then he sang the dad to his seat with a mashup of “Scotland the Brave” and a Hasidic “niggun” melody!
Your Nickname: Marco