Performances

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Elaine Brighton, piano & organ 5:00 pm
Elaine Brighton, piano & organ
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
 
Green River Community College Acapella Choir 6:00 pm
Green River Community College Acapella Choir
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
17 singers acapella
Holly Hinckley & Dave Alldredge, piano 6:30 pm
Holly Hinckley & Dave Alldredge, piano
Dec 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Married couple, Holly & Dave, both pianists, have entertained the community for decades.
Halsey Holt, violin 7:00 pm
Halsey Holt, violin
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Halsey Holt began playing the violin at age ten and continued her studies in college, graduating from BYU-Idaho with a degree in Music Education. In addition to raising four darling children with her husband, Mark, Ms. Holt enjoys playing with the Ensign Symphony Orchestra and especially loves teaching her private music students.
Gardner Strings, family strings ensemble 7:30 pm
Gardner Strings, family strings ensemble
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Gardner family enjoys performing together. They have performed in the Assembly Hall, Concerts in the Park, Pike Place, and various community events. All of the children began their instrument study at age three or four. Some performing highlights include Adam (14) and Jarom (12) performing at the National Reflections Exhibition in Washington D.C., Rachel[...]
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Amy McOmber – piano, strings & woodwinds ensemble 2:30 pm
Amy McOmber – piano, strings & woodwinds ensemble
Dec 2 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Small ensemble combines piano, strings, and woodwinds with a group of performers that have each played professionally as individuals. Featuring: Rylie Roney, Melinda McDonald, Amy McOmber and Corban Thompson.
East Meets West, Chinese Choral Group, vocalists 3:00 pm
East Meets West, Chinese Choral Group, vocalists
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The story of the Nativity is performed by various talented Chinese soloists.
Howie McOmber Nativity Ballet 4:00 pm
Howie McOmber Nativity Ballet
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Howie McOmber has been the artistic director of Small Hands on Art for 26 years directing and choreographing children’s theater in Bellevue, Issaquah, Snoqualmie Valley and Lake Washington School districts. This is his third time performing his Nativity Ballet and the first time at the festival of the Nativity.  Howie states, “Dance is a form[...]
The Manning Family, “Lightly Salted” Folk Band 5:00 pm
The Manning Family, “Lightly Salted” Folk Band
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 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 16-year-old Faith, 18-year-old[...]
Bill Manning 5:30 pm
Bill Manning
Dec 2 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Seattle Ensign Youth Chorus 6:00 pm
Seattle Ensign Youth Chorus
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
35 Children– vocalists, fluetes, handbells, hand drums
Jubilant Ringers, bell choir 7:00 pm
Jubilant Ringers, bell choir
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Jubilant Ringers is one of four handbell choirs at Grace Lutheran Church in Des Moines, Washington. The 2017-2018 group includes six talented youth ranging from grade 9 up to college freshmen who have each demonstrated a long term commitment to ringing handbells with a high degree of musicality. Consistent with our church’s mission statement,[...]
Kim Cooney, Sacred Tenor 8:00 pm
Kim Cooney, Sacred Tenor
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Specializing in sacred music as diverse as classical, art song, African-American spirituals, and Appalachian laments, sacred tenor-baritone Kim Cooney has sung as a guest artist at some 1,000 worship, memorial, concert and theatre events from Canada to Mexico, Hawaii to New Zealand, Ireland to Brazil (2017), S.F. to St. Louis, L.A. to Atlanta and District[...]
Cheryl Pietromonaco, piano 8:30 pm
Cheryl Pietromonaco, piano
Dec 2 @ 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Cheryl Pietromonaco playing piano and organ for decades for many different churches: Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian, Protestant, Non-Denominational Christian, Episcopalian, and Mormon. She’s played at weddings, funerals, private parties, conventions, and all kinds of events. “My associations with many different churches have expanded and enriched my faith over the years in ways it never would have[...]
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Stephanie, Laurie & Kina, vocalists 3:30 pm
Stephanie, Laurie & Kina, vocalists
Dec 3 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Stephanie, Laurie and Kina have been singing together since 2005. Amy Tait, their talented accompanist, joined the group five years ago.  Why they perform?  “It is a special joy for us at Christmastime to worship our Savior through music.”
The Manning Family, “Lightly Salted” Folk Band 4:00 pm
The Manning Family, “Lightly Salted” Folk Band
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 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 16-year-old Faith, 18-year-old[...]
Manning Family 4:30 pm
Manning Family
Dec 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
 
First Presidency Devotional 5:00 pm
First Presidency Devotional
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
First Presidency Devotional @ Bellevue | Washington | United States
The First Presidency invites Church members and their friends to participate in the First Presidency’s Christmas devotional broadcast. The program, originating from the Conference Center, will include Christmas messages by General Authorities and General Officers of the Church. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will provide the music.
Messiah Concert 7:00 pm
Messiah Concert
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Messiah Concert @ Bellevue | Washington | United States
Beginning in Bellevue back in the 60’s, the legacy lives on now with a Sing Along, accompanied by a choir & and orchestra led by renowned local conductor, Alexei Girsh.
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Tilicum Choir 6:00 pm
Tilicum Choir
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
 
Vivian Evans, vocalist 6:30 pm
Vivian Evans, vocalist
Dec 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Soprano Vivian Evans studied music, voice, piano and acting in New York and Seattle. She has performed to acclaim in the US and Europe in widely diverse repertoire, including opera, art songs, musical theatre, cabaret, jazz and world music. Vivian has been praised for the lyrical beauty of her voice, her mastery of repertoire in[...]
Claire & Crosbys, father-daughter vocalist duo 7:00 pm
Claire & Crosbys, father-daughter vocalist duo
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Claire & Crosbys, father-daughter vocalist duo @ Bellevue | Washington | United States
Seattle singing sensations, and father-daughter duo known as Claire & the Crosbys will perform Monday, December 4th at 7pm at the Bellevue Festival of the Nativity. Recently, daughter Claire and dad Dave Crosby performed for the 4th time on the Ellen Degeneres Show after Dave made a recent run on the Voice, and numerous viral[...]
Rachelle Hrncirik 7:30 pm
Rachelle Hrncirik
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Rachelle Hrncirik began classical training at 16 and has taught voice lessons since 1999. She received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Vocal Performance from Brigham Young University. Rachelle has performed many leading roles in various operas, and sang with Brigham Young University Singers, performing in England, Jordan, Israel, and Carnegie[...]
Leta Frisch, 2 vocalists 8:00 pm
Leta Frisch, 2 vocalists
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
 
Leah Espinoza, piano soloist 8:30 pm
Leah Espinoza, piano soloist
Dec 4 @ 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Leah Espinoza is a pianist, composer, arranger and music coordinator in the greater Seattle area. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from Central Washington University where she had the honor to perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the CWU Symphony Orchestra. Since 2002, she has owned a music services business where she[...]
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Jasmin Huls, vocalist 4:00 pm
Jasmin Huls, vocalist
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Jasmine Huls was raised with music in the home as her mother sang primary songs in the hallway during bedtime and her father shared songs he wrote on the piano and guitar. She participated with her family in ward choir throughout her youth and was in treble choir and jazz choir in high school. She has loved sharing special musical numbers in church settings throughout her adulthood, she says,[...]
Rachel Hamilton, Celtic Harp 4:30 pm
Rachel Hamilton, Celtic Harp
Dec 8 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
 
Missy Young, family instrumental & vocals 5:00 pm
Emily Leapai, a soulful vocalist 5:30 pm
Emily Leapai, a soulful vocalist
Dec 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Emily Leapai’s talent is her soulful voice: She is known for performing to portray emotion of the song to come through her voice.  Performing with her will be Angela Hui, Brittany Schewendiman, and Jim Howton.
Jessica Fink, teen vocalist 6:00 pm
Jessica Fink, teen vocalist
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Jessica, a teenage vocalist talented beyond her age, is an unforgettable crowd favorite.  She was a recent finalist in Newport Idol, starred Ursula in “The Little Mermaid.”
Alexia Luscher & Suzanna Turpin, violinists 6:30 pm
Alexia Luscher & Suzanna Turpin, violinists
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Suzanna Turpin began violin at age three and holds a Master of Music in violin performance from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Music in violin performance from Brigham Young University. Suzanna currently performs with the Northwest Symphony Orchestra. She enjoys teaching violin and Music Mind Games in her home studio and music classes[...]
Loralee Lea, vocalist with Jim Peterson accompanying on piano 7:00 pm
Loralee Lea, vocalist with Jim Peterson accompanying on piano
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Loralee Leavitt sings repertoire ranging from medieval chant to Broadway. Past performances include concerts with  Cascadian Chorale and Ave Seattle. A ward organist, she also composes descants and hymn arrangements, which she posts at www.songsoftheheart.net.  Pianist Jim Peterson has a Master’s in Piano Performance. He conducted choir and orchestra at Lake Washington High School for 18 years, and[...]
Claire & Dave Crosby 7:30 pm
Claire & Dave Crosby
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Claire & Dave Crosby @ Bellevue | Washington | United States
Seattle singing sensations, and father-daughter duo known as Claire & the Crosbys will perform Monday, December 4th at 7pm at the Bellevue Festival of the Nativity. Recently, daughter Claire and dad Dave Crosby performed for the 4th time on the Ellen Degeneres Show after Dave made a recent run on the Voice, and numerous viral[...]
Elaine & Trevor Tsang, vocalist 8:00 pm
Elaine & Trevor Tsang, vocalist
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Trevor Tsang, baritone, has loved singing for as long as he can remember and has been singing solos in church, school, and concert venues for more than 40 years. From an early age, he was exposed to excellent music .  His mother, the church pianist, brought him to preparatory classes at the University of Cincinnati:[...]
Jones Family, piano & vocalist 8:30 pm
Jones Family, piano & vocalist
Dec 8 @ 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm
 
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Susan Strick, harp & vocalist, Jan Bleakney, harp & flute, and Sharon Grabner, hammered dulcimer 4:00 pm
Susan Strick, harp & vocalist, Jan Bleakney, harp & flute, and Sharon Grabner, hammered dulcimer
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Susan Strick (harp, voice), Jan Bleakney (harp, flute), and Sharon Grabner (hammered dulcimer) have played Christmas music together for several years, drawing from Celtic, medieval, and modern repertoire, and are glad to include the Bellevue Festival of the Nativity event to their seasonal musical tradition.
James Monson, string ensemble with Edith Monson, vocalist 4:30 pm
James Monson, string ensemble with Edith Monson, vocalist
Dec 9 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Marion Edith Monson (11) is a sixth grader at Tillicum Middle School. Her favorite class by far is choir with Mrs. Meyering. She has been taking vocal lessons from Makenna Wagner for two years as well as playing piano for six. Outside of her musical activities she enjoys creating, reading, and little brother time. She[...]
Holt & Gardner Studios, violin 5:00 pm
Holt & Gardner Studios, violin
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 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.
James Monson 5:30 pm
James Monson
Dec 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
James Monson (17) is a junior at Newport High School. He has been taking piano lessons since he turned five and most enjoys sight-reading and accompanying. He has had the honor to accompany the Tillicum choir for the past five years, the Newport choir for three, and the Seattle Ensign Youth Chorus for one, as[...]
Chenda Larson, vocalist 6:00 pm
Chenda Larson, vocalist
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Chenda Larsen is an up and coming vocalist.  She is currently a student of both Voice and Piano.  She has been singing in front of groups for many years, and loves to share the sweet spirit that music can bring.  She particularly loves singing jazz and classical music.   She is very excited to share her love[...]
Alexia Luscher & Suzanna Turpin, violinists 6:30 pm
Alexia Luscher & Suzanna Turpin, violinists
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Suzanna Turpin began violin at age three and holds a Master of Music in violin performance from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Music in violin performance from Brigham Young University. Suzanna currently performs with the Northwest Symphony Orchestra. She enjoys teaching violin and Music Mind Games in her home studio and music classes[...]
Lyndsey Howell – classical soprano, vocalist 7:00 pm
Lyndsey Howell – classical soprano, vocalist
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
A native of Northern Ireland, classical soprano Lyndsey Howell received her Bachelor of Music from Brigham Young University, where her operatic roles included the title role in Carmen, Drei Damen in Die Zauberflote, and Madame Pernelle in Tartuffe. She appeared as a featured soloist on the concert stage with the BYU symphony in Carmina Burana.[...]
Elise Anderson, vocalist 7:30 pm
Elise Anderson, vocalist
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Elise Anderson, just thirteen years old, has a substantial performance history, amazingly already spanning years. She loves singing and musical theater, having performed at Hale Center Theater, Centerpoint Legacy Theatre, and Draper Historic Theater in Salt Lake City, Utah. Some of her favorite roles include Young Cosette in Les Miserables, Young Fiona in Shrek, the Musical, Annie in Annie, and Marta Von Trapp in the Sound[...]
Walker Family Band, Bluegrass Folk 8:00 pm
Walker Family Band, Bluegrass Folk
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Walker family band, aka Bobo and the Bully-fight is an internationally renowned (Grandma and Grandpa live in Sri Lanka) bluegrass, folk, and sometimes Weezer cover band.  “We enjoy performing at open mic nights, street corners, rest homes, and anywhere else a captive audience is present,” says dad Spencer Walker.  The band consists of Aubrey[...]
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The Highline Flute Quartet 3:00 pm
The Highline Flute Quartet
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Highline Flute Ensemble is comprised of flutists from the South King County area. They have been established as a group for more than 10 years. They love to explore various genres of music to play on their flutes ranging from classical, sacred, jazz, ragtime and contemporary. Some of the members also have expanded their sound by[...]
Dale Green & Kathryn Stapley, vocalist 3:30 pm
Dale Green & Kathryn Stapley, vocalist
Dec 10 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Dale Green did not perform as a singer until well into his adult years. He studied under a local opera soprano who showed tremendous patience and care while teaching him the art of song, Jessie Coldren. He has been very active since then however, performing in numerous Community Theater Productions for over 20 years as both leads[...]
Kimberly Bell, piano & flute with Sally Palmer, piano 4:00 pm
Kimberly Bell, piano & flute with Sally Palmer, piano
Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Kimberly Bell received her BM in Flute Performance from the Eastman School of Music and her MM from Northwestern University.  She has performed with many orchestras throughout the Seattle and Los Angeles areas and has enjoyed teaching flute privately and for the Palos Verdes School District. She lives in Bellevue with her husband and three[...]
Sally Palmer, piano 4:30 pm
Sally Palmer, piano
Dec 10 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Sally Palmer is the owner of Sally L. Palmer Music Studio in Bellevue, where she teaches private piano and voice lessons, and provides contractual piano accompaniment. She has been teaching for approximately 35 years and accompanying for 45 years. She is a member of the National Federation of Music Clubs, Music Teachers National Association, and the[...]
Michael, Lora & Keala Pinpin, piano 5:00 pm
Michael, Lora & Keala Pinpin, piano
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Michael, Lora and Keala Pinpin are all skilled piano performers.  They have been playing piano since they were 6 and performing in and outside of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. They also actively participate in the Washington Federation of Music Clubs.  Michael and Lora also play violin.  They are delighted to[...]
Mele Santos, vocalist & piano 5:30 pm
Mele Santos, vocalist & piano
Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Soprano Mele Santos holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Brigham Young University, and a Masters Degree in Vocal Performance from The University of Arizona.  She has performed in Verdiâs La Traviata and Rigoletto, Bizet’s Carmen, Puccinias Madama Butterfly, and numerous opera scenes. She premiered the roles of Agath in Abinadi and Elisa in The Wanderer, both contemporary works by living composers. She is a skilled recital[...]
Mindy Wiscombe with Molly Surowiec, vocalists & piano 6:00 pm
Mindy Wiscombe with Molly Surowiec, vocalists & piano
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Mindy Wiscombe writes the following–“I have been blessed with a special gift from Heavenly Father and inherited from both of my parents who had wonderful singing voices.   I have done nothing to deserve it except that I promised Heavenly Father that I would share this gift anytime anyone asked me to for as long as possible.  I love that my daughter, Molly who will[...]
Jen Olson, family performance 6:30 pm
Jen Olson, family performance
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 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[...]
Luke & Eileen Bailey, piano & flute 7:00 pm
Luke & Eileen Bailey, piano & flute
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 
Rose Johnson, flute 7:30 pm
Rose Johnson, flute
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Rose V. Johnson, is a member of the Pacific Sound Wind Quintet, acts as Principal Flute of the Ensign Symphony and the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, collaborates on a variety of ensemble work, and has been a member of the National Flute Association’s Professional Flute Choir in 2008, and 2010-2016. She has performed in solo and collaborative events in Utah,[...]
Bateman Family 8:00 pm
Bateman Family
Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 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[...]
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