Hanukkah a cappella 2022 - Chicago a cappella

Music Direction by John William Trotter

We’re digging deeper than the “Dreidel Song” with this program of music for Hanukkah, aimed at unveiling the richer meaning of the festival.  We’ll feature stellar works by eight living composers—from heartfelt prayers to jazzy and playful holiday favorites— showcasing the creativity and vitality of American Jewish musical traditions.

Keywords: reflective, surprising

Song List and Program Notes

NOTE: Our Holidays a cappella and Hanukkah a cappella programs will have overlapping repertoire.

Great for People Who:
Are tired of a cappella pop song rewrites for Hanukkah (if you know, you know) Think music for Hanukkah is long overdue for its close-up Would like NEW music for Hanukkah to keep coming! 
Program Highlights:
This program is a preview of a new recording for Cedille Records. We compiled the repertoire from over 25 years of Chicago a cappella performances, collected into one program for the first time. 
Health & Safety Information
Chicago a cappella is committed to the health and safety of our audiences, singers, and staff. All policies, including ticketing and attendance, are subject to change. COVID-19 protocols and attendance requirements will be communicated to you via email prior to your event. Details on current plans can be found on our Safety page here.
Guests With Disabilities Are Welcome!​
Chicago a cappella is committed to welcoming everyone to our event. To request access services or to learn more, please email Sara Badger or call (773) 281-7820×1 with as much advance notice as possible.


December 10, 2022

8:00 PM

Congregation Rodfei Zedek

5200 S Hyde Park Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60615

December 11, 2022

4:00 PM

Congregation Sukkat Shalom

1001 Central Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091

Week of December 19, 2022

on demand

Full Concert Replay

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Katelyn Lee


Kristin Lelm


Chelsea Lyons


Cari Plachy


Emily Price



Artistic Director

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