Happy Chanukah From T2C With Eight Days Of Light

Happy Chanukah From T2C With Eight Days Of Light

Tonight starts the first night of Chanukah and to celebrate a new piece by Judith Clurman and David Chase has come out. The premiere recording on the Acis Label has been released, Rejoice! Honoring the Jewish Spirit with Judith Clurman conducting Essential Voices USA.

Judith Clurman commissioned theater composers to create and arrange Jewish music, including new pieces and arrangements by David Chase, Judith Clurman, Jeremiah Klarman, and Ryan Nowlin, and Jonathan Tunick.  A forgotten arrangement by Broadway giant Trude Rittmann is included, as well an arrangement of a beloved folk song by Mikhail Lermontov and Abraham Goldfaden, and a Chanukah piece by David Shire and Sheldon Harnick.

Published by Hal Leonard the song “Eight Days of Light” was recently performed by The National Symphony Orchestra @ The Kennedy Center and The New York Pops @ Carnegie Hall.

Judith Clurman, conductor, James Cunningham, piano

ESSENTIAL VOICES USA: Maria Becvar, Joseph Beutel, Margery Daley, Liana Guberman, Alonzo Johnson, Linda Jones, Amy Justman, Helen Karloski, Steven Moore, Heather Petrie, Tami Petty, Jamet Pittman, Gregory Purnhagen, Mikki Sodergren, Michael Steinberger, Lee Steiner, Elisa Singer Strom, Tommy Wazelle, Lewis White

We leave you with the lyrics

Sh’monat y’mei Chanukah, Eight days of lights.

Haneirot halalu kodesh, Eight sacred lights!

We give thanks to Your Name for your miracles.

We give thanks to Your Name for your wonders.

Sh’monat y’mei Chanukah, Eight days of lights.

Haneirot halalu kodesh, Eight sacred lights!

Available for listening: Spotify, Apple Music, ITUNES, Deezer, CD Baby

Recorded at the Academy of Arts and Letters October 30, 2018

Essential Voices USA

James Cunningham, piano

Silas Brown, producer

Steinway Piano


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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