Lights Celebrate Hanukkah on a PBS Station as Close as Your TV

Lights Celebrate Hanukkah Live in Concert is a high-definition special feature on PBS with a distinguished, diverse and dynamic ensemble of musical performers in celebration of the Jewish Festival of Lights. Craig Taubman hosts a musical extravaganza featuring the likes of the Grammy Award-winning Klezmatics; cantor/tenor Alberto Mizrahi (first introduced in CANTORS: A FAITH IN SONG); top-selling jazz artist Dave Koz; soulful and dynamic Joshua Nelson; Emmy Award-winning actress Mare Winningham; rising star Michelle Citrin and others.

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Lights: Celebrate Hanukkah Live In Concert offers a diverse and joyous new way of looking
at the holiday for all generations. Grammy winners The Klezmatics share songs from
their hit Hanukkah album featuring lyrics by Woody Guthrie with high energy and old country
charm, while Cantor Alberto Mizrahi – the “Jewish Pavarotti” familiar to PBS audiences
from the special “Cantors: A Faith in Song” – wows the audience with his Middle-Eastern
rendition of “Ocho Kandelikas.” In a brilliant blending of tradition and innovation, Mizrahi
also performs a collaborative number with the award winning Keshet Chayim dance ensemble.
Michelle Citrin, whose YouTube videos “Rosh Hashanah Girl” and “Twenty Things to Do with
Matzah” have received millions of hits, gets the crowd singing along to Peter Yarrow’s
“Light One Candle.” Emmy Award winner Mare Winningham, a recent convert to Judaism,
tells her unique story through “A Convert Jig,” while Grammy nominee and top-selling
saxophonist Dave Koz transforms “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” into a song about hope –
and a potential new Hanukkah classic

Multi-instrumentalist Josh Nelson leads a children’s choir in the moving ballad “L’Dor Vador,”
Gospel singer Joshua “The Prince” Nelson puts a new spin on “I Have A Little Dreidel,”
and Rabbi David Wolpe (named the #1 pulpit rabbi in America by Newsweek in 2008)
adds to the proceedings with touches of inspiration throughout the program. Taubman performs
a number of songs including his original compositions “Shehechianu” (with his sister,
Cantor Caren Glasser), “Holy Ground” (with the dance troupe BodyTraffic), and the traditional
melody “Maoz Tzur” (a duet with multi-Grammy winner Laurence Juber).

Song and Artist List:
• Hanukah Gelt- The Klezmatics
• Mi Yimalel- Craig Taubman, The Tribe and Alberto Mizrahi
• The Blessings – Alberto Mizrahi
• Shehechianu- Craig Taubman and Caren Glasser
• Od’cha- Alberto Mizrahi
• Lights- Rabbi David Wolpe
• Light One Candle- Michelle Citrin
• I Have A Little Dreidl- Joshua Nelson
• Ocho Kandelikas- Alberto Mizrahi
• Hope- Rabbi David Wolpe
• Holy Ground- Craig Taubman and BodyTraffic
• Somewhere Over the Rainbow- Dave Koz
• Ale Brider- The Klezmatics
• Hiney Ma Tov- Joshua Nelson
• Hanukah’s Flame- The Klezmatics
• A Convert Jig- Mare Winningham
• Maoz Tzur- Laurence Juber and Craig Taubman
• L’dor Vador- Josh Nelson with Sinai Temple and Temple Aliyah Youth Choirs
• Hanukah ‘o Hanukah- The Cast