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.
A variety of sensational local talents will highlight favorite songs depicting the story of the Nativity.
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.
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.
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:
Five exceptional pianists will showcase their talents; featuring Elaine Brighton, Leah Espinoza, Cheryl Pietro-Monaco, Luke Bailey, and James Monson.
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.
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.
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!
Featuring sensational local talent highlighting favorite songs that depict the Nativity story.