WCPE Offers Special Programming for Chanukah
Wake Forest, NC (PRWEB) December 03, 2012
WCPEs Music Director William Woltz announces today that TheClassicalStation.org will air special programming at 6 p.m. ET on December 8 honoring the Jewish Festival of Lights, Chanukah.
WCPE will celebrate the lighting of the first candle of the eight candle menorah. The program will feature Chanukah: In Story and Song with Leonard Nimoy, guest narrator. There will be performances by The Western Wind with guest instrumentalists Mary Rowell, violin, Anne Demarinis, accordion and Bret Simner, double bass.
The acclaimed vocal sextet and the renowned actor present 25 eclectic selections, from the Ladino songs of the Spanish Jews and Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe to modern Israeli tunes and their original version of "I Have a Little Dreydle." The singers sing a cappella and are also joined by instruments including violin, accordion, bass and guitar. The narration written by Rabbi Gerald Skolnik sheds light on the holiday customs and rituals.