2015 Holiday Hanukkah programs

Dec 16, 2015

Candles Burning Brightly

Monday, Dec.7 at 11 am

Celebrate Chanukah with an exploration of Chanukah foods, traditional activities and plenty of music.

A Chanukah Celebration with Chicago A Capella

Tuesday, Dec.8 at 11am

An inspiring and informative show featuring choral music set to Chanukah texts.  Jonathan Miller provides liturgical and cultural background as part of this unique look inside old and newer choral Chanukah traditions.

New Spins on Traditional Hanukkah Songs

Wednesday, Dec.9 at 11am

Hear new spins on traditional Hanukkah songs (oddly, none about dreidels), some outsider Hanukkah music, and a set of Judaized Christmas tunes.

Eternal Echoes for Hanukkah

Thursday, Dec. 10 at 11am

Itzhak Perlman and Hankus Netsky share memories and music with host James David Jacobs. Includes the history of the Jewish hymn “Maoz Tsur,” which later became the Christian hymn “Rock of Ages,” selections from Handel’s oratorio Judas Maccabaeus, and more.

A Chanukah Celebration Across the Globe

Friday, Dec. 11 at 11am

A journey into the rich and varied melodic traditions of countries where Jews have lived and worshiped for centuries, including music from Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Balkans, Central Asia and Africa!

Itzhak Perlman’s Chanukah Radio Party

Monday, Dec. 14 at 11am

Join the superstar violinist as he tells the story of the Jewish festival of lights, and shares his favorite recordings for the holiday – some serious, some silly.