This vibrant new work celebrates the Jewish festival of Hanukkah by telling the miraculous story of the Maccabees’ return to Jerusalem. An original setting of the traditional Ma’oz Tzur text brings the Festival of Lights to life through a swirling flourish of tambourine, chorus and orchestra.
Music review: A musical gift for everyone
Written By: Sheryl Jensen, For the Duluth News Tribune | 4:28 pm, Dec. 7, 2021
…One of the highlights, in a night filled with them, was the awe-inspiring world premiere of Lucas Richman’s “The Hanukkah Story,” featuring the symphony, the chorus and narrator Danny Frank. The piece recounts the origins of the holiday by telling the story of the Maccabees, a small band of Jewish fighters, and their triumphant return to Jerusalem to reclaim their temple, and have the first celebration of the eight nights and the Festival of Lights.”
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LeDor Publishing would like to thank WDSE WRPT and the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra for granting rights for usage of the world premiere performance video.