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.

Story of the Nativity Concert
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A variety of sensational local talents will highlight favorite songs depicting the story of the Nativity.

Tillicum Middle School Choir
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
The Manning Family, “Lightly Salted” Folk Band
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 7:40 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.

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

Join the students of Halsey Holt and Melodie Gardner in celebrating the music of Christmas through five part string harmony. Students range from age 3-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.

Odle’s choir director is Joanne Whang. This is her 16th year of teaching and 12th year in the Bellevue School District. She studied vocal music (Masters of Music from University of Southern California) and performed in an opera, Rome, Italy. She also studied piano, choral music and conducting. She also finished her 2nd Masters of Education from Seattle Pacific University. Mrs. Whang and her husband have two children, Allison (13) and Jonathan (10). Allison started her 8th grade at Odle this year and Jonathan is in 5rd grade at Somerset.

The Choir’s Primary goals are:

  • Develop the singing voice through sight-singing, vocal techniques (including breath) and use of diction, blend, articulation, phrasing, and tone quality
  • Appreciate various styles of music ranging from different cultures, periods and forms
  • Encourage a high quality of performance through goal-oriented rehearsals and practice


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

Five exceptional pianists will showcase their talents; featuring Elaine Brighton, Leah Espinoza, Cheryl Pietro-Monaco, Luke Bailey, and James Monson.

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 been making music together for many years. After Jen got her piano degree from Utah State University, she found she had a passion for putting musical numbers together. A product of that is a family that sings and plays a variety of instruments . “We look forward to sharing an evening of music together with you.”
Shipley Trio Singers
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
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 Performance: Story of the Nativity
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Featuring sensational local talent highlighting favorite songs that depict the Nativity story.