December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Chanukah Cantata is a sweeping retelling of the Chanukah story, taken from Jewish texts both ancient and modern, and set in a lively and accessible musical style.
Cantors and soloists from seven of Tucson’s congregations come together to sing this new, large-scale work for soloists, choir and orchestra, in a performance jointly presented by the congregations, the Tucson J, and the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona. They will be joined by the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, as well as members of the congregational choirs.
A second act will feature the soloists performing some of their favorite repertoire, as well as some traditional Chanukah music.
Participants include: Rabbi-Hazzan Avraham Alpert of Congregation Bet Shalom; Cantor Janece Cohen of Congregation Or Chadash; Cantorial Soloist Marjorie Hochberg of Temple Emanu-El; Cantorial Soloist Nichole Chorny of Congregation Anshei Israel; Cantorial Soloist Diana Povolotskaya of Congregation Chaverim; Cantorial Soloist Sarah Bollt of Or Chadash and IJSS; Cantorial Intern Emily Ellentuck of Congregation M’kor Chayim; and Dale Whitmore, Chorus Manager of the Southern Arizona Symphony Chorus as well as former Cantorial Soloist of Congregations Ner Tamid and Kol Simchah. The music was written by Robert Lopez-Hanshaw, the Choir Director at Temple Emanu-El.