JK Snowfall
Christmas at The Shedd 2023
Fri, Dec 15 - Sun, Dec 17
GZ Homes Hybrid
Production Sponsor
GZ Homes Hybrid
Production Sponsor
Collis Wealth Management
Series Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor
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It’s that time of year! We invite you to come home with us for our 18th annual Shedd family Christmas concert with artistic director, Shirley Andress, band leader, Vicki Brabham and the Jazz King’s Christmas crew including Bill Hulings and Marisa Frantz.
This year’s theme is inspired by Claude Thornhill’s gentle, evocative “Snowfall”. For me, Thornhill’s song has always conjured up gorgeous images of a peaceful white winter. So, we’ll take you on a sleigh ride gliding, weaving and shushing our way through the most beloved Christmas standards of all time – “Home for the Holidays”, “White Christmas”, Silver Bells”, “Silent Night”, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” as well as a wintery mix of melodies from some of our favorite tunes – “Little Jack Frost”, It’s a Marshmallow World”, “Let it Snow”, “Winter Wonderland”, “Song of the Sleigh Bells” and a few newly inspired tunes like, “Snowfall”.
So, park your parka and come in where it’s cozy and warm. We’ll bring you some laughter and cheer as we anticipate the Christmas season along with the first... Snowfall!
Event Personnel
Shirley Andress, artistic director
 Snow, Snow, Beautiful Snow
(1953) Carl Sigman, Sherm Feller (w/m)
 Song Of The Sleigh Bells
(1952) Franz Steininger (w) Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (m)
 That Ol' Christmas Spirit
(1964) That Holiday Feeling Robert Colby (w) Ettore Stratta (m)
 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
(1945) Sammy Cahn (w) Jule Styne (m)
 Winter Wonderland
(1934) Dick Smith (w) Felix Bernard (m)
 Once A Year Miracle
(1991) Duncan Lamont (w/m)
 I'll Be Home For Christmas
 A Visit From St. Nicholas [ 'Twas The Night Before Christmas ]
 Mrs. Santa Claus
(1953) Jack Fulton, Hazel Houle, Lois Steele (w/m)
First recorded by Nat King Cole
 I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas
(1953) John Rox (w/m)
 Santa Baby
(1953) Joan Javits (w) Phil Springer (m)
First recorded by Eartha Kitt
 If It Doesn't Snow on Christmas
(1949) Gerald Marks, Milton Pascal (w/m)
First recorded by Gene Autry
 White Christmas
(1942) Holiday Inn Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Jing-A-Ling, Jing-A-Ling
(1950) Don Raye (w) Paul Smith (m)
 Mary, Did You Know?
(1984) Mark Lowry (w) Buddy Greene (m)
 What Child Is This?
(1865) Christmas Carols New and Old William Chatterton Dix (w) [uses melody of Greensleeves]
 O Holy Night
(1855) John Sullivan Dwight (en) (w) Adolphe Adam (m) [uses melody of Cantique de Noël]
 Silent Night
(1818) Josef Mohr (w) Franz Gruber (m)
 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing [ Hymn for Christmas-Day ]
(1739/1840) Hymns And Sacred Poems Charles Wesley, George Whitefield (w) Felix Mendelssohn (m)
 Joy To The World
(1719/1839) Isaac Watts (w) traditional English (m)
 Silver Bells
(1950) The Lemon Drop Kid Ray Evans (w) Jerry Livingston (m)
 Sleigh Ride
 Merry Christmas, Darling
(1970) Richard Carpenter, Frank Pooler (w/m)
 A Marshmallow World
(1949) Carl Sigman (w) Peter DeRose (m)
 The Christmas Song
(1944) Mel Tormé, Bob Wells (w) Mel Tormé (m)
 Santa Claus Is Back In Town
(1957) Elvis' Christmas Album Jerry Leiber (w) Mike Stoller (m)
First recorded by Elvis Presley
 Deck The Halls
(1862) traditional Welsh, Thomas Oliphant (en), John Jones (w) traditional Welsh (m) [adaptation of Nos Galan]
(1941) Ruth Thornhill (w) Claude Thornhill (m)
 Jingle Bells
(1941) Harold Dickinson, Bill Conway (w) James Lord Pierpont (m)
 May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You
(1950) Meredith Willson (w/m)

December, 2023
Fr 15 7:30 pSnowfall: Eugene
Sa 16 3:00 pSnowfall: Corvallis
Su 17 3:00 pSnowfall: Eugene
Ticket/Venue Info
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Collis Wealth Management
Series Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor