Performances

Unless otherwise indicated, performances will occur in the main chapel.

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Bellevue Nativity Choral Day
Mount Si High School Carolers 4:30 pm
Mount Si High School Carolers
Dec 5 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Mount Si High School Carolers @ Bellevue South Stake Center (Chapel) | Bellevue | Washington | United States
These carolers join the Nativity from the Mount Si High School Choir Program. This group is completely student-led and organized in order to give back to the community through singing! We are excited to be sharing our music with you and hope you enjoy!
Bellevue Youth Choir-Premier 5:00 pm
Bellevue Youth Choir-Premier
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Bellevue Youth Choir-Premier @ Bellevue South Stake Center (Chapel) | Bellevue | Washington | United States
Bellevue Youth Choirs offer unmatched musicianship training, inspired performances, and a joyful, spirited community for youth.  Consisting of seven choirs with serving ages 4-18, BYC teaches students more than just singing.  Based on the Kodály approach, students are taught sight-reading skills and the importance of individual perseverance and preparation.  Led by Artistic Director Nicholas Gorne, a choral artist[...]
Columbia Choirs 5:30 pm
Columbia Choirs
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Columbia Choirs
The Columbia Children’s Choir “Bel Canto” is an international award-winning choir of children aged 10-15 headquartered in Redmond, Washington.  The choir will be singing, among other selections of the holiday season, “The Little Drummer Boy”, “Feliz Navidad”, “The Ukrainian Bell Carol”, “Nutcracker” selections, “Rise Up Shepherd and Follow”. Established in 1984 by Steve Stevens,  Columbia[...]
Tillicum MS Choir 6:30 pm
Tillicum MS Choir
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Tillicum MS Choir @ Bellevue South Stake Center (Chapel) | Bellevue | Washington | United States
Tillicum Middle School Concert Choir is a combined 7th and 8th grade group generally in their 2nd or 3rd year in choir, under the direction of Julia Dumas Meyering. We are happy to welcome them again to the Festival of the Nativity.
Live Nativity 7:00 pm
Live Nativity
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Live Nativity @ Bellevue South Stake Center (Cultural Hall) | Bellevue | Washington | United States
The true meaning of Christmas is centered in Christ’s miraculous birth and life. See this story in action in our live nativity presentation.
Peace in Christ Choir Performance 7:30 pm
Peace in Christ Choir Performance
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Peace in Christ Choir Performance @ Bellevue South Stake Center (Chapel) | Bellevue | Washington | United States
Do you long for peace? Do you wish you knew how you could invite more calm into your life? This performance on our Bellevue Nativity Choral Day focuses directly on ways to find peace. Peace on earth. Goodwill to men. It’s our desire for all humanity to find personal peace and spread that gift to[...]
A Nativity Film: The Christ Child 8:00 pm
A Nativity Film: The Christ Child
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A Nativity Film: The Christ Child @ Bellevue South Stake Center (Chapel) | Bellevue | Washington | United States
A new short film about the birth of Jesus Christ This dramatization of the Nativity story recounts in stunning detail the sacred events found in the gospels of Matthew and Luke in the Bible. Journey with Joseph and Mary from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Witness the awe of the shepherds in the plains of Judea. Feel the[...]
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Bella Voci 5:00 pm
Bella Voci
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Bella Voci @ Bellevue South Stake Center (Chapel) | Bellevue | Washington | United States
Bella Voci is a new group of young singers created this year. It consists of 13 youth directed by Rachelle Hrncirik and accompanied by Jen Olson. They look forward to there first performance at the Festival of the Nativity.
Jazz Piano and Vocals by Deanna Mason 5:30 pm
Jazz Piano and Vocals by Deanna Mason
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Jazz Piano and Vocals by Deanna Mason @ Bellevue South Stake Center (Chapel) | Bellevue | Washington | United States
Deanna is thrilled to be back in the PNW doing vocal jazz. After having spent college singing lead for Dave Barduhn’s Genesis and Vijay Singh’s VJ1 at CWU, she taught choir at Redmond High School before starting her family. Now, five kids and many moves later, she continues to perform, study, arrange, compose, and record[...]
Highline Flute Ensemble 6:00 pm
Highline Flute Ensemble
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Highline Flute Ensemble @ Bellevue South Stake Center (Chapel) | Bellevue | Washington | United States
Established in 1990, the Highline Flute ensemble has performed for a variety of events throughout the South King County and greater Seattle area. Founded with the interest to play high-quality chamber music, original members (Tammy, Merry, Bonney, & Vickie) quickly fell in love with the intimate musicianship they shared. Over the years, members have moved away[...]
The Crosbys – Claire and her family 7:00 pm
The Crosbys – Claire and her family
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Crosbys - Claire and her family @ Bellevue South Stake Center (Chapel) | Bellevue | Washington | United States
The YouTube sensation that stole our hearts is back to charm us once again! Claire Crosby and her family have spread love and light all over the globe through their videos – with millions and millions of views. They humbly describe their contribution of positivity as “Just a 7-year-old little girl who loves to sing[...]
Amber McComber with friends and Special POPS of Issaquah 8:00 pm
Amber McComber with friends and Special POPS of Issaquah
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
I have been doing music all my life and have worked at many schools and with various groups in the area. I have accompanied thousands of musicals and professional events. I love working with music, children, and especially my special population choir of Issaquah, WA. I will be performing with a children’s’ choir for the[...]
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Bellevue Nativity Family Day
The Bateman Family 12:45 pm
The Bateman Family
Dec 7 @ 12:45 pm – 1:15 pm
The Bateman Family @ Bellevue South Stake Center (Chapel) | Bellevue | Washington | United States
The Bateman Family has been singing Christmas carols together since our oldest was seven years old. She is now 24. Over the years the children have learned new instruments, their voices have changed, and some of them have left home. Through it all, we have kept singing and found more and more music that we[...]
A Christmas Prayer read by Nancy Perry 1:15 pm
A Christmas Prayer read by Nancy Perry
Dec 7 @ 1:15 pm – 1:30 pm
A Christmas Prayer read by Nancy Perry @ Bellevue South Stake Center (Chapel) | Bellevue | Washington | United States
Join us for a Christmas Storytime of the book A Christmas Prayer. Written by Rian Anderson and read by Nancy Perry. Let the kids come up front and listen.
The Currit Family 1:30 pm
The Currit Family
Dec 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
The Currit Family @ Bellevue South Stake Center (Chapel) | Bellevue | Washington | United States
The Currit family along with some friends are excited to share Christmas music that they love playing together. They will play the piano, saxophone and upright bass. Some favorites include O Come O Come Emmanuel on the bass and Carol of the Bells piano duet. There will be some jazz and some traditional Christmas songs.[...]
The Christmas Lizard read by Nancy Perry 2:00 pm
The Christmas Lizard read by Nancy Perry
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
The Christmas Lizard read by Nancy Perry @ Bellevue South Stake Center (Chapel) | Bellevue | Washington | United States
Join us for a Christmas Storytime. Let the kids come up front and listen to The Christmas Lizard by Cory Edwards, read by one of our dear friends, Nancy Perry.
Crescendo 2:15 pm
Crescendo
Dec 7 @ 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Crescendo @ Bellevue South Stake Center (Chapel) | Bellevue | Washington | United States
Crescendo has been singing and performing together for years, presenting recitals and participating in concerts, festivals, and private events. Our group, composed of family and friends, enjoys performing a wide range of music, including Broadway musical; sacred; and classical pieces. Mostly, we just love making and enjoying music together! Some of our numbers will include: “Star of Bethlehem”,[...]
The Christmas Candle read by Steve Bean 2:45 pm
The Christmas Candle read by Steve Bean
Dec 7 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
The Christmas Candle read by Steve Bean @ Bellevue South Stake Center (Chapel) | Bellevue | Washington | United States
Join us for a tender Christmas Storytime tale by the beloved Richard Paul Evans. Let the kids come up front and listen to a Christmas story read by one of our dear friends, Steve Bean. Along with being a grandpa and former bishop, Steve is one of the Nativity organizers this year. He would love[...]
The Olson Family 3:30 pm
The Olson Family
Dec 7 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The Olson Family @ Bellevue South Stake Center (Chapel) | Bellevue | Washington | United States
This is the 3rd season that the Olson family will be participating in the performances at the Festival of the Nativities. We love making music together especially at Christmas time and our performance will include piano, cello, violin, guitar and vocal numbers. Originally only the oldest children have participated in the performance but this year[...]
Santa Mouse read by Anne Witten 4:00 pm
Santa Mouse read by Anne Witten
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Santa Mouse read by Anne Witten
Join us for a Christmas Storytime, especially for littles. Let the kids come up front and listen to the classic Christmas story, Santa Mouse. Written by Michael Brown, illustrated by Elfreida DeWitt, and read by one of our dear friends, Anne Witten, a former school and public librarian, preschool teacher, and grandmother extraordinaire.
Memories of the Manger read by Sierra Forstrom 4:20 pm
Memories of the Manger read by Sierra Forstrom
Dec 7 @ 4:20 pm – 4:30 pm
Memories of the Manger read by Sierra Forstrom @ Bellevue South Stake Center (Chapel) | Bellevue | Washington | United States
Join us for a Nativity Storytime. Let the kids come up front and listen to a Christmas story read by one of our dear friends, Sierra Forstrom. Memories of the Manger by Michelle Medlock Adams is a sweet story that your children will love.
The Crump Family 4:30 pm
The Crump Family
Dec 7 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
The Crump Family @ Bellevue South Stake Center (Chapel) | Bellevue | Washington | United States
Missy and Brayden have been playing the piano and singing together since they fell in love four years ago in Utah. Between the two of them, they share four decades worth of piano and vocal performance experience!  With a new little addition to their family, the Crump’s now enjoy arranging pieces from the LDS children’s[...]
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey read by Sharla Dance 5:00 pm
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey read by Sharla Dance
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey read by Sharla Dance @ Bellevue South Stake Center (Chapel) | Bellevue | Washington | United States
Join us for an inspirational Christmas Storytime of The Christmas Miracle of Johnathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski and P.J. Lynch. Let the kids come up front and listen as this Christmas story is read by one of our dear friends, Sharla Dance.
Performance by Luke Bailey 5:15 pm
Performance by Luke Bailey
Dec 7 @ 5:15 pm – 5:45 pm
Performance by Luke Bailey @ Bellevue South Stake Center (Chapel) | Bellevue | Washington | United States
Luke Bailey lives in Kenmore with his wife and 4 children. He received his Master’s Degree in Business from the University of Washington and currently works for The Walt Disney Company. He loves outdoor adventures, water sports, playing the piano, and singing. He started playing the piano when he was 4 and attributes his love[...]
Performance by Melina Markland 5:45 pm
Performance by Melina Markland
Dec 7 @ 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
Performance by Melina Markland @ Bellevue South Stake Center (Chapel) | Bellevue | Washington | United States
Melina is a classically trained soprano and pianist originally from Yakima, WA (where she was named Yakima’s Best Singer in 2006).  Having appeared in leading roles in her high school’s award-winning musical theatre program (Cosette in Les Misérables, etc.), she immediately went on to be musical director for five productions there, and at other local high schools upon graduation (Jekyll &[...]
A Big Band Christmas by Tim Schwarz 6:15 pm
A Big Band Christmas by Tim Schwarz
Dec 7 @ 6:15 pm – 6:45 pm
A Big Band Christmas by Tim Schwarz
Go back in time with beloved Christmas favorites from the height of the swing era. We are so thrilled to share the Seattle premiere of Tim Schwarz, the crooner with a vocal blend of Harry Connick, Jr., Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and a little country. Tim is a San Antonio, Texas native and[...]
A Family Christmas Musical Review 7:00 pm
A Family Christmas Musical Review
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
A Family Christmas Musical Review @ Bellevue South Stake Center (Chapel) | Bellevue | Washington | United States
Come hear your favorite Christmas songs from the movies and Broadway! This musical review will have you singing along, tapping your toes, and definitely feeling the Christmas Spirit. Bring your kids, your neighbors, your friends, and don’t miss this show!
Lightly Salted Folk Band by The Manning Family 8:15 pm
Lightly Salted Folk Band by The Manning Family
Dec 7 @ 8:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Lightly Salted Folk Band by The Manning Family @ Bellevue South Stake Center (Chapel) | Bellevue | Washington | United States
Lightly Salted performs songs you may have heard before, but in new ways you won’t forget. Using a variety of ethnic and traditional instruments (including ukulele, banjo, button accordion, toy piano, and more), this musical family fuses ancient and modern tradition as they explore the beauty of music. Fronted by the youngest, the group consists[...]
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Performance by Stephen Wightman 12:00 pm
Performance by Stephen Wightman
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Stephen Wightman, pianist, organist, singer grew up with parents that loved and participated in music and theater. He will be playing Christmas favorites on the piano and organ and then favoring us with vocal solos, including “Mary Did You Know” and “O Holy Night”.
Elise Kristine Anderson with John Anderson and Phil Erickson 12:30 pm
Elise Kristine Anderson with John Anderson and Phil Erickson
Dec 8 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Elise Kristine Anderson with John Anderson and Phil Erickson @ Bellevue South Stake Center (Chapel) | Bellevue | Washington | United States
Elise Kristine is delighted to be back at the Nativity as a performer for the fourth year in a row. With years of classical training and stage experience, her musical “set” is a must-see. Though only 15 years old, she’s been seen on stages in Utah and Washington as Young Cosette in Hale Centre Theatre’s[...]
Kimberly Bell, flute and Sally Palmer, piano 1:30 pm
Kimberly Bell, flute and Sally Palmer, piano
Dec 8 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Kimberly Bell, flute and Sally Palmer, piano @ Bellevue South Stake Center (Chapel) | Bellevue | Washington | United States
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 children.
Amiche Cantare 2:00 pm
Amiche Cantare
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Amiche Cantare @ Bellevue South Stake Center (Chapel) | Bellevue | Washington | United States
Amiche Cantare – translated as “Friends Sing”- includes Stephanie Shipley, Laurie Bateman, and Kina Yukish, along with our talented accompanist, Amy Tait.  We have enjoyed performing at the Bellevue Festival of Nativities for many years. We hope you will feel our reverence for the Christ Child as we perform Star Carol and See Amid the Winter’s Snow, and our joy in the Savior[...]
Ensign Youth Choir 3:00 pm
Ensign Youth Choir
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ensign Youth Choir @ Bellevue South Stake Center (Chapel) | Bellevue | Washington | United States
Seattle Ensign Youth and Children’s Choirs are a group of enthusiastic young voices, dedicated music leaders and accompanists, and committed families who volunteer their time and abilities to create wonderful musical experiences for young performers ages 7 to 18.  Our ensembles are a part of our parent organization, Seattle Ensign Choir and Orchestra. Our music lifts souls,[...]
Messiah Community Sing-a-long 4:00 pm
Messiah Community Sing-a-long
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
One of the most beloved works of all time, Handel’s Messiah is a must for your holiday season. This performance is free and open to the public. This year’s performance will be held starting at 4pm. Come sing along with our choir and orchestra. Experience the power of the timeless choruses as your voice joins[...]
First Presidency Devotional 7:00 pm
First Presidency Devotional
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
First Presidency Devotional @ Bellevue South Stake Center (Chapel) | Bellevue | Washington | United States
The First Presidency invites Church members and their friends to participate in the First Presidency’s Christmas devotional broadcast on Sunday, December 8, 2019. The program, originating from the Conference Center, will include Christmas messages by General Authorities and General Officers of the Church. The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will provide the music.
A Nativity Film: The Christ Child 8:15 pm
A Nativity Film: The Christ Child
Dec 8 @ 8:15 pm – 8:45 pm
A Nativity Film: The Christ Child
A new short film about the birth of Jesus Christ This dramatization of the Nativity story recounts in stunning detail the sacred events found in the gospels of Matthew and Luke in the Bible. Journey with Joseph and Mary from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Witness the awe of the shepherds in the plains of Judea. Feel the[...]
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