Cantor Marc Bachrach is an interfaith cantor in Southern California. Couples hire Cantor Marc to brighten their wedding ceremonies with his unique blend of warmth, spiritual "gravitas", and light-hearted humor. Rich, bass-baritone singing and chanting, accompanied by guitar and mandolin, are unique additions many couples choose Cantor Marc to provide, 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!
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.
19 Reviews for Interfaith Cantor Marc Bachrach
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Elliot Schwartz · Getting married on 07/10/2020
We Love Our New Friend, Cantor Marc!
We are so excited to write this review for Cantor Marc! He just officiated our destination ceremony and wedding in Cabo San Lucas, and it was absolutely perfect. After a few meetings with him (all filled with laughter and deep conversation), he completely captured our story in a beautiful and fun ceremony which our guests are still talking about. He incorporated elements which made it all feel fresh and deeply personal. And he even had us laughing throughout. Cantor Marc went above and beyond the role of officiant by being extremely helpful during the rehearsal and pre-ceremony... and also a great presence at our reception, capturing pictures and moments we wouldn't have otherwise. We feel so lucky we found someone who was able to accommodate a destination wedding (his first time doing so in Mexico!) and make our special day MORE special. After this experience, I could not recommend someone more for their wedding.Sent on 10/29/2019
Leanna Zadok · Married on 12/30/2019
The absolute best!!!
The absolute best!! So responsive and humble! Made my special day more special then ever thought imaginable!! Would definitely recommend!!!Sent on 01/12/2019
Interfaith Cantor Marc Bachrach's reply:Jeremi and you crowned the end of my year with so much love and joy!
Ilene Freeman · Married on 11/10/2019
Best Taiwanese Jewish union ceremony ever!
Cantor Marc reflected the personality of the bride (Taiwanese) and Groom (Jewish) in an audience interactive ceremony bringing smiles, laughter, and great joy to all. We received so many compliments from our guests afterward. "That was the best" , "most fun wedding ceremony" are the most common remarks we heard from our family. The joyful wedding ceremony started everyone on a good step leading us into an evening filled with great fun! Cantor Marc performs with Andy Howe, a professionally talented accompanist on the keyboard, bringing smiles to all who appreciate amazing musicians. We couldn't have asked for a better wedding. What a beautiful way to begin a marriage.Sent on 11/16/2019