To open its 5th season, Seattle Jewish Chorale is pleased to invite the entire community to an interactive, family-friendly concert, Light the Candles: A Hanukkah Celebration for All! For Jews and non-Jews alike, this is a wonderful opportunity to learn about and enjoy the Hanukkah holiday! Come hear and sing songs of the season in Hebrew, English, Yiddish and Ladino--some traditional and familiar (Al Hanissim, Maoz Tzur), and others that are less well-known (Drey Dreydeleh, Light the Legend). Contemporary favorites will include Tom Lehrer's jazzy and humorous Chanukah in Santa Monica and Debbie Friedman's Build This World, a lively, gospel-style song of unity and peace for all people. The Chorale will also perform excerpts from Eight Days of Chanukah, a new eight-movement work by Abraham Kaplan, Professor Emeritus of Choral Studies at the UW, and former Director of the Seattle Symphony Chorale. |
Following the concert, the audience is invited to a coffee and tea reception. Hanukkah treats and other goodies will be available for sale as snacks and gifts.
Co-sponsored by Temple B'nai Torah.
With special guests the Shalom Klezmer Band, and a community menorah lighting led by Rabbi James Mirel.
Tickets will be available at the door. Un(der)employed pay as able.
Seattle Jewish Chorale is conducted by Music Director Mary Pat Graham and accompanied by pianist Harumi Makiyama, joined by guest artists Will Dowd (percussion) and John Stiffler (clarinet).
*PARKING ADVISORY* Prior to the concert, there is another event, and the Temple parking lot will be busy. Please try to arrive early and leave plenty of time to find street parking and make your Will Call pickup (or print your tickets at home!), as there may also be many people buying tickets at the door.
Temple B'nai Torah (View)
15727 NE 4th St.
Bellevue, WA 98008