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Interfaith Cantor Marc Bachrach

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$1,250 Typical Price

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.

Services Offered

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$1,250

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal
Premarital Counseling

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$950

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union
Single Religion

What services do you provide?

Allow Couples' Own Vows

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baha'i Faith
Baptist
Buddhist
Catholic
Earth-Based
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Hindu
Islam
Jainism
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
Mormon
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Pagan
Presbyterian
Quaker
Shinto
Sikhism
Taoist
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

AL
AK
AZ
AR
CA
CO
CT
DE
DC
FL
GA
HI
ID
IL
IN
IA
KS
KY
LA
ME
MD
MA
MI
MN
MS
MO
MT
NE
NV
NH
NJ
NM
NY
NC
ND
OH
OK
OR
PA
RI
SC
SD
TN
TX
UT
VT
VA
WA
WV
WI
WY

What languages do you speak?

English
Hebrew

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    Katherine K. Married on 04/30/2022
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    Amazing, humorous, and thoughtful officiant

    The most amazing officiant we could have ever hoped for. Cantor Marc is perfect for a reform Jewish wedding or an interfaith wedding. Half of our family members were not Jewish and he went above and beyond helping them feel included and making Judaism approachable and fun. He truly got to know us and expressed such a sincere passion for weddings (and leading Shabbat on Friday’s). We highly recommend the Ketubah signing be held at the rehearsal dinner, Cantor Marc’s suggestion, rather than the day of the wedding. It deepened the whole experience for everyone and it was so beautiful that half of our guests were in tears. Cantor Marc really takes the time to customize and personalize the whole experience. He has a wonderful sense of humor and a beautiful singing voice. Multiple guests commented on what an amazing officiant and person Cantor Marc is and we completely agree. We highly recommend him.
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    Theresa K. Married on 11/01/2021
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    Fun with excellence

    Marc has a way of making all your guests feel included in your wedding. His motto is "Your wedding, Your way" He helped us create a wedding that was uniquely "us". He guided us every step of the way. We worried for nothing, and had lots of fun in the process. He is professional, funny, and available when ever we need him (even now). If you want someone to cater to your needs and style, Marc is the one for you.
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    Ariel N. Married on 10/14/2021
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    The very best!! Can't recommend enough!

    My husband and I only decided four days before that we would get married at the Santa Barbara Courthouse before my sister left to Italy, and only decided the day before that we wanted to have a small religious ceremony outside. Stressful is an understatement but Cantor Marc helped ease that stress even with such short notice. He went above and beyond to make our ceremony personal and sentimental. We only spoke over the phone the day before but on the wedding day he came prepared knowing all of our names and all the small details we spoke about which really meant so much to us. Marc made our ceremony incredibly memorable and unique by incorporating tradition along with his humor and charm! It was absolutely perfect and Marc was a huge part of making our day even more special! Can't recommend him enough!

    Interfaith Cantor Marc Bachrach's reply:

    Dear Ariel and Yuval,
    Standing with you and your beautiful family on the SB Courthouse grounds under the "portable Chuppah" David from Shalom House arranged --- what sheer joy it was!
    and to include your Tel Aviv family on Face Time as part of the ceremony -- even "chastising" them for staying up so late at night--- Priceless!
    Thank YOU, Yuval and Ariel, for a most heart-warming experience and wonderful memories!
    Very best always,
    Cantor Marc

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner

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