Jets? Sharks? Latkes? Sufganiyot? Doesn’t matter where your allegiance lies: finding the light is always worth the fight — for all #eightnights! Get #cool, boys and girls, to this Chanukah homage to one of the greatest musical masterpieces of all time.
All Six13 songs are created with nothing but the human voice.
Anchored by a strong Jewish identity and driven by a mission to connect Jews around the globe with their heritage through music, professional Jewish a cappella group Six13 are the originators of today’s Jewish a cappella sound. They’ve performed to rave reviews at the White House for Barack and Michelle Obama, and ten of thousands more at synagogues, religious schools, JCCs, fundraising events, B’nai Mitzvah and private affairs alike. They’ve received numerous awards for their eight best-selling CDs, been selected as finalists for casting in NBC’s “The Sing-Off”, and garnered more than 20 million views online.
Based on the music of West Side Story, the Broadway musical and motion picture:
0:17 “On Chanukah” (“America”)
1:12 “Menorah” (“Maria”)
1:55 “Gee, King Antiochus” (“Gee, Officer Krupke”)
2:49 “Eight Nights” (“Tonight”)
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Original lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Six13’s lyrics by Elliot Olshansky, Mike Boxer, Nathaniel Ribner and Spencer Garfield
Arranged by Mike Boxer
Recorded by Six13
Edited by Jeff Eames
Mixed by Ed Boyer
Mastered by Dave Sperandio
Produced by Mike Boxer
Video filmed, directed, edited and produced by David Khabinsky, Daled Studios
Additional editing by Kristine Slipson
Choreography by Jesse Afriyie
Special thanks to Hashem, our loving families, all our incredible audio and video production staff, our alumni, our amazing fans, all of our music teachers, Manhattan Jewish Experience, SAR Academy, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, anonymous parking facility, Rabbi Mark Wildes, Rabbi Ezra Cohen, Alan Zeitlin, Elie Landau, Cantor Dan Singer, Gene Minor, Steven Spielberg, and the great Leonard Bernstein.
Mike Boxer | Carl Haber
Lior Melnick | Craig Resmovits
Nathaniel Ribner | Josh Sauer
Jacob Spadaro | Mordy Weinstein