VIDEO: Joshua Turchin Releases Holiday Song 'What's a Jew to Do on Christmas?'
Answering the age-old question of what Jewish children do on Christmas, 11-Year-Old BroadwayWorld Award-Winner Joshua Turchin has released the official video for his original single "What's a Jew to Do on Christmas?" which will be available this holiday season on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, among other stations and distribution channels.
As a Jewish child who appreciates all religions - and especially loves Christmas - Joshua Turchin wrote the song to celebrate a typical Jewish Christmas, while acknowledging that we all need to come together and celebrate a mutual respect for one another. Turchin says, "Even though I don't celebrate Christmas, it's a wonderful day because it is a very important holiday for my Christian friends."
Turchin composed the music, wrote the lyrics and created the arrangements for the instruments. He also plays the piano, drums, acoustic guitar and bells on the track.
Joshua Turchin: Vocals, Drums, Acoustic Guitar, Bells, Piano
Madeleine Pace: (Broadway's ONCE): Backup Vocals
Shaina Turchin: Backup Vocals
Tomas Doncker (Internationally renowned guitarist and recording artist): Electric and acoustic guitar
Check out the video below!
Turchin plans to donate a portion of the proceeds from the single to the organizations Betty Cares and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids.
Joshua Turchin is an already accomplished 11-year-old BroadwayWorld award-winning actor, singer, dancer and musician based in New York City. Turchin recently played Noah Gellman in the acclaimed Tantrum Theater production of Caroline or Change, and twice toured the US with the Broadway National Tour of A Christmas Story the Musical, for which he received a 2016 Broadway World Phoenix Award for Best Actor in a Musical (Randy Parker / Professional). He was also part of the School of Rock Broadway Promo Team, and has performed as Sam I Am in the Green Eggs and Hamadeus opera with The Cleveland Orchestra. Joshua can be heard on the Moonshine and Mistletoe cast recording, and Hell is for Real cast recording. He is a recurring voice on iHeartRadio and his voice can be heard on several animated shows, including the upcoming animated series Gyuri and Friends (Gyuri) and the English Egg series.
Betty Cares is a not-for-profit that is dedicated to supporting caregivers who help the sick, injured and developmentally challenged, especially children, while raising awareness of the importance of self-care and well-being while taking care of others. Visit www.bettycares.org.