We created this brand-new Hanukkah song just for you. We hope that it brings you warmth and strength during this difficult time. Most importantly, have fun singing it.
Although this was created online, we hope that we can gather in person to sing it as a community next year.
AES Volunteer Choir
music by: Emily Feder and Taylor Maurand
words by: Emily Feder, Marcie Marcovitz and Taylor Maurand
arranged by: Christie Chiles-Twillie, Director of Shireinu
Meeting ID: 133 788 222
If you wish to join us, please contact Cantor Elizabeth Berke at email@example.com to obtain the Zoom password, and to answer any of your questions.
This outstanding choir sings at Anshe Emet Services and concerts throughout Chicagoland. Widely regarded as a premier Jewish Choir, Shireinu has performed at Daley Plaza and numerous other venues.
Christie Chiles-Twillie leads Shireinu and is a Chicago based Music Director who is thrilled to be working with Shireinu. She is a professional pianist, teacher, vocal coach, sound designer and composer. Her Bachelor and Masters degree studies were in Piano Performance at West Virginia University from which she also earned a minor in dance. She was a professional classical pianist before falling in love with the musical theatre world.
For over 20 years, Christie trained students and teachers in the art of Piano Pedagogy. It is through her vast background as a musician and dancer that she has found her niche in other musical related genres such as composition and sound design. She greatly enjoys working through a score, play or film to develop an iconic sound for audiences to remember. Christie has music directed and conducted the orchestras for over 35 musical theatre productions in the Chicago area. In 2017 she earned ‘Best Musical Direction’ nominations for her original score for ‘Yellowman,’ and Big Noise Theatre’s production of ‘Big Fish: The Musical.’ She is the owner of the production company, Music for Theatre CHICAGO, the president of Chicago Area Music Teachers Association (2016-2020) and the a member of the Chicago Federation of Musicians.
Shireinu participates in High Holiday services, Anshe Emet Live, and may be heard performing at life-cycle events and throughout the greater community. Rehearsal is for one hour on Thursday evenings. Christie and the choir are working hard to grow Shireinu. If interested just send a note to Christie Chiles Twillie firstname.lastname@example.org.