Chanukah Programming On KPAC & KTXI

Dec 9, 2016

Join Texas Public Radio for a two-hour celebration of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. Tune in for "Hanukkah Lights" followed by "Candles Burning Brightly", Thursday, December 22nd beginning at 7 p.m. on KPAC 88.3 FM and KTXI 90.1 FM in the Hill Country.

Join hosts Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock for a one-hour celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. There's plenty of music from Jewish communities around the world, plus an exploration of holiday traditions, and a special story reading by the incomparable Theodore Bikel.

"Candles Burning Brightly" airs Thursday, December 22 at 7 p.m. on KPAC 88.3 FM in San Antonio and KTXI 90.1 FM in the Hill Country.

The program is followed by "Chanukah In Story And Song," narrated by the late Leonard Nimoy, and sung by the acclaimed vocal sextet The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble. "Chanukah in Story and Song" 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 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.

This broadcast is made possible by Golden Manor Jewish Senior Services.

Candles Burning Brightly Program:

  • Yiddish Folk Melody (arr Judith Clurman, Larry Hochman and Brian Stokes Mitchell; orch L Hochman): "O Chanukah, O Chanukah" fr "Songs of Freedom: A Celebration of Chanukah" Suite - Essential Voices USA/Judith Clurman, cond w/Ron Raines, bar (Dorian Sono Luminus 92182)
  • Traditional (arr Robert Schultz; adapted Andrea Stern): "Blessing" - Andrea Stern, harp; rec at Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio at American Public Media, July 2014
  • Solomon Golub (arr Zalman Mlotek): "Borukh Ate Singt der Tate" - Essential Voices USA/Judith Clurman, cond (Dorian Sono Luminus 92182)
  • Traditional Folk Melody: "Lichvod HaChanukah" - Ron Raines, bar w/Essential Voices USA Orch/Judith Clurman, cond (Dorian Sono Luminus 92182)
  • Folk Melody (arr Judith Clurman, Larry Hochman and Brian Stokes Mitchell; orch L Hochman): "Haneirot Halalu" fr "Songs of Freedom: A Celebration of Chanukah" Suite - Essential Voices USA/Judith Clurman, cond (Dorian Sono Luminus 92182)
  • Traditional (arr H Steiner): "Haneyros Halalu" - New England Conservatory Jewish Music Ensemble/Hankus Netsky, cond (Rounder 3165)
  • Flory Jagoda (arr/prod Steve Barnett): "Ocho Candelikas" - Chanticleer and the Chanticleer Holiday Orchestra/Joseph Jennings, cond; used with permission of arranger/producer
  • Jay Unger: "Lights of Chanukah" - the Jay Unger & Molly Mason Family Band w/University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orch/Kevin Bartram, cond (Rounder 9153)
  • Folksong (arr Stephen Prussing): "Hayo, Haya" - Sursum Corda/Lester Siegel, cond (MSR 1295)
  • Paul Schoenfield: "Al Hanisim" - Essential Voices USA/Judith Clurman, cond w/Paul Schoenfield, p (Dorian Sono Luminus 92182)
  • Traditional Sephardic: "Quitaltas" - Piffaro rec live in Philadelphia 2011
  • "Latke-making Demonstration" - Chasia Segal (Rounder 3165)
  • Traditional: "Bulbes" (Potato Song) - Emil Decameron and His Orchestra (Vanguard 6005)
  • Traditional Ashkenazic (arr A Binder): "Maoz Tsur" ("Rock of Ages") - Zamir Chorale of Boston/Joshua Jacobson (Afka 901)
  • Traditional Italian, arr Andrea Stern: "Maoz Tsur" - Andrea Stern, harp; rec at Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio at American Public Media, July 2014
  • Traditional Italian, arr Hugo Chaim Adler: "Maoz Tsur" - Zamir Chorale of Boston/Joshua Jacobson (Afka 901)
  • Traditional, arr Steve Barnett: "S’vivon" - New England Conservatory Chorus/Tamara Brooks, cond (Rounder 3165)
  • Mikhl Gelbart (arr Mark Zuckerman): "Ikh bin a kleyner dreydl" - Chicago a cappella/Jonathan Miller, cond (Chicago a cappella 2005)
  • Traditional Yiddish, arr J Jacobson: "Drey Dreidelekh" - Zamir Chorale of Boston and Ensemble/Joshua Jacobson, cond (Afka 901)