Chupa Song Birkat Kohanim by Dudi Knopfler ft. Shira Choir

January 03, 2017 1 min read

יברכך ה’ וישמרך. יאר ה’ פניו אליך ויחנך. ישא ה’ פניו אליך. וישם לך שלום

A traditional chuppah song from Sephardic origin makes the fitting journey to the weddings and chuppah canopies of New York’s Jewish demographics.

This soaring, heartwarming song adopts the words of Birchat Kohanim (the priestly benediction), exhibiting a generational blessing bestowed by parents unto their children at the pivotal point in life: their wedding night.

Sung in most communities in Israel, we found the song deeply moving and worth of a larger audience. Dudi and Shira collaborated for a unique, hauntingly beautiful visual delivery to do it justice.

Composed by: ליאת רבנר
Originally sung by: ליאור נרקיס
Popularized in Israel by: איציק אורלב

Music arranged by: Yidel Rosenfeld
Vocals recorded and & song coordinated by: Yidu W Studios
Piano: Yaron Gershovsky
Violin: Stanislav Nikolov
Drum: Samuel Torres
Choir arranged by: Yoely Horowitz
Choir recorded at: SYRmusic Studios

Special thanks to the Shira Choir members:
Yoely Horowitz
Hershy Weinberger
Yossi Orgel
Yumi Haas
Yisroel M Drummer
Leiby Fasten
Eli Sprei

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