Sun, Nov 28 Chanukah 2021
Come celebrate the beginning of Chanuka in the Recital Hall! Watch as the candles of the chanukiah (menorah) are lit, to the singing of world-famous cantor Simon Cohen from Israel. Maestro Jules van Hessen has put together a varied programme of gems from the Jewish and Israeli musical traditions.
Stichting Chanukah Concert
Musicians and repertoire
We have invited the world renown and inspiring Cantor Simon Cohen from Israel as the soloist for the evening. The concert's musical director will be the Dutch star conductor Jules van Hessen. Maestro Van Hessen has prepared a broad spectrum program incorporating Jewish, Israeli, classical, and contemporary music.
Chanukah, the festival of lights, is an ancient Jewish holiday. The Chanukah Concert Foundation and the Jewish Community of Amsterdam will be celebrating the 1st night of Chanukah by jointly lighting the Chanukia (traditional eight armed candelabra) on the stage of The Concertgebouw. We’ve put together a special program which will appeal to both a Jewish and non-Jewish audience. Everyone is welcome to attend.
About main sponsor B’nai B’rith Loge Hilleel
B’nai B’rith is the oldest Jewish service organization in the world. It stands up for the welfare of Jewish citizens throughout the world and for existence and protection of the state of Israel.
At our concert you'll enjoy more than just music. Everyone will be treated to a special Chanukah delicacy 'sufganiot' (jelly doughnuts) and kosher wine – all included in the ticket price.
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