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!
| ||Mrs. Santa Claus|
(1953) Jack Fulton, Hazel Houle, Lois Steele (w/m)
First recorded by Nat King Cole
| ||Santa Baby|
(1953) Joan Javits (w) Phil Springer (m)
First recorded by Eartha Kitt
| ||Hark! The Herald Angels Sing [ Hymn for Christmas-Day ]|
(1739/1840) Hymns And Sacred Poems Charles Wesley, George Whitefield (w) Felix Mendelssohn (m)
| ||Silver Bells|
(1950) The Lemon Drop Kid Ray Evans (w) Jerry Livingston (m)
| ||Jingle Bells|
(1941) Harold Dickinson, Bill Conway (w) James Lord Pierpont (m)