Two Hanukkah Specials pre-empt tonight’s regularly scheduled chamber music series

December 13, 2015
 

Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on WILL FM-90.9 we celebrate Hanukkah with two specials: “Hannukkah Lights 2015” with stories and memoirs by Kathryn Blume, Leah Lax, Eric Kimmel, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Jonathan Safran Foer and “Chanukah in Story and Song” with host Leonard Nimoy who passed away earlier this year.

EVENING CONCERT SUNDAY DECEMBER 13, 2105 TWO HANUKKAH SPECIALS

Hanukkah Lights 2015

Hosts Susan Stamberg and Murray Horvitz

A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights features Hanukkah stories and memoirs written by Kathryn Blume, Leah Lax, Eric Kimmel, Issaac Bashevis Singer, and Jonathan Safran Foer as read by NPR's Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

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Chanukah in Story and Song

 

Narrated by Leonard Nimoy* and sung by the acclaimed vocal sextet The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble, "Chanukah in Story and Song" is a unique holiday program created especially for public radio listeners.

This delightfully engaging program presents 25 eclectic selections, from the Ladino songs of the Spanish Jews and Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe to modern Israeli tunes and the ensemble's original version of "I Have a Little Dreydle."

The ensemble performs a cappella as well as with instrumental accompaniment. The narration, written by Rabbi Gerald Skolnik, sheds new light on the holiday's customs and rituals. Listeners of all ages will hum the tunes after enjoying this wonderful program.

[*Nimoy passed away in Feb 2015….we air the program once again, this time in homage to LN]

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