Performances

Dec
3
Mon
Green River Community College Choir
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 6:40 pm

Green River Community College Choir Basic explores a repertoire of classical, folk music, spirituals and some musical theater to tell the story of the Nativity through song.

Family-Friendly Feature Performance: The Story of the Nativity
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A friend unfamiliar with Christianity asked to hear the story of Nativity saying, “I know it is something about a baby.”  This conversation sparked the inspiration and collaboration of talented professional musicians unifying to tell the story that speaks to hearts and minds of all faiths.

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To hear the story of the Nativity told beautiful music and song,  professional cello, violin, concert pianist, community revered organist and top vocal talents will take you on a journey through Bethlehem.

The family-friendly concert and diversity of  musical numbers will appeal to all audience members:  Folk, Classically Trained, Pop, and I dare you to see if the talent is not equivalent to the “Piano-Guys!!”

Dec
7
Fri
Tillicum Middle School Choir
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
The Manning Family, “Lightly Salted” Folk Band
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

The Manning Family perform songs you may have heard before, but in new ways you won’t forget. Using a variety of ethnic and traditional instruments (including ukulele, tenor guitar, penny whistle, and concertina), this musical family fuses ancient and modern tradition as they explore the beauty of music.

The group consists of 17-year-old Faith, 19-year-old AJ, and their older brothers, Logan, and Eli. They have performed together around the Puget Sound area for the past decade (often with their father, Bill), during which time they have been known as The Moone Family Minstrels, The Ship’s Musicians, and Lightly Salted, among others. More recently, they’ve combined their talents with another young musician to form RKO and The Ookies.

Dec
8
Sat
Holt & Turpin Violin Studios
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Join the students of Halsey Holt and Suzanna Turpin in celebrating the music of Christmas through five part string harmony!  Students range from age 5-adult and have studied anywhere from 1-20 years.

Odle Middle School Choir
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

We are thrilled to have Odle Middle School Choir showcase their talents this year at the Bellevue Festival of the Nativity.

Miriam Estrada is a choir director at Odle Middle School, and a general music teacher at Ardmore Elementary; both located in Bellevue, WA. Miriam attended Washington State University where she performed with concert choir, opera workshop, and vocal jazz. Her most recent performances include being a part of the Sno-King Community Chorale, and a recital titled “A Woman’s Love and Life.” In this recital, she performed six pieces from the song cycle “Frauen-Liebe und Leben” by Robert Schumann, as well as some show tunes, and jazz standards. This is Miriam’s first year working with Odle’s Middle School Choir. The group is formed by 24 students that have a deep love for singing. Their unique personalities shine bright and make for some memorable times. This is Odle’s only choir, as Miriam looks to grow the program soon.

 

Feature Performance: 5 Pianists Perform Season Favorites
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A Piano-lover’s dream:  5 exceptional pianists will perform Christmas favorites.  Pianists who will showcase their talents include Elaine Brighton, Leah Espinoza, Cheryl Pietro-Monaco, Luke Bailey, and James Monson.

Dec
9
Sun
Bateman Family
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The seven members of the Michael Bateman clan have been caroling a capella in 4-part harmony since the oldest children were in grade school. From their first song, “Carol of the Bells” to the most recent “Jesu Thou Son Most Sweet and Dear” each song they add to their repertoire represents the most hauntingly beautiful Christmas music they can find. This year the family is down to five, but they still manage to add a touch of cello, violin, and a capella to the mix.

Jen Olson, family performance
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
The Olson family has loved singing and playing music together for many years. The family sings and plays a variety of instruments together, including cello, violin, guitar and piano. Parents Jen and Jason and their children look forward to sharing an evening of music together with you.
Sisters at Heart
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Stephanie, Laurie, and Kina have been singing together for over a dozen years.  Their talented accompanist, Amy Tait, joined the group six years ago.  “It is a special joy for us at Christmas-time to worship our Savior through music.”
Highline Flute Quartet
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Highline Flute Ensemble has been established for nearly 20 years. The members love to explore various genres of music such as classical, sacred, jazz, ragtime and contemporary, and have expanded their sound by playing the range of flutes in the flute family; bass flute, alto flute and piccolo. The group was one of a handful of quartets selected to perform at the 2018 National Flute Association convention in Orlando.

Sammamish Performers — Strings, Musicians and Vocalists
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Amy McOmber will showcase a host of strings and musicians. Amy loves to play piano, flute, and teaches choirs. She will be bringing a group of special VIP singers to join her!

Encore Family-Friendly Feature Performance: The Story of the Nativity
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

An encore performance!

A friend unfamiliar with Christianity asked to hear thImage result for lds nativitye story of Nativity saying, “I know it is something about a baby.”  This conversation sparked the inspiration and collaboration of talented professional musicians unifying to tell the story that speaks to hearts and minds of all faiths.

To hear the story of the Nativity told in beautiful music and song,  professional cello, violin, concert pianist, community revered organist and top vocal talents will take you on a journey through Bethlehem.

The family-friendly concert and diversity of  musical numbers will appeal to all audience members:  Folk, Classically Trained, Pop, and I dare you to see if the talent is not equivalent to the “Piano-Guys!!”