A Special Holiday Gift from Andy to You!
Sunday, December 19
Don’t miss this free holiday concert at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 19th. Andy Shelden’s a cappella quintet has prepared an hour or so of Christmas-themed music as a sort of aural Christmas card. With tunes ranging from ancient carols to swinging holiday favorites, there’s sure to be something for everyone.
Below is a link to one of the selections, recorded during a rehearsal a few weeks ago, in which Andy has taken two different settings of “In the bleak midwinter” and melded them, while adding in augmentation and flourishes in his own style.
Enjoy: A program preview
A very special invitation:
Come hear Andy Shelden’s a cappella quintet as they present a musical Christmas card to our church and the community. “Welcome (back) to Christmas” features holiday music with Andy’s own unique twist, a tradition he’s carried on for decades. Showcasing the talents of his friends and family in a vocal quintet dubbed “The Jingle Singers,” this year’s offering is an a cappella smorgasbord, with sacred and secular selections spanning nearly 1000 years of Christmas music,
from choirly settings of medieval carols like “Lo, how a rose e’er blooming” and God rest ye merry, gentleman,”
to traditional carols of the 19th and 20th Century, like “O come, all ye faithful” and “In the bleak midwinter” with lush, yummy harmonies added,
to swing- and be-bop-style vocal jazz treatments of 20th Century Christmas standards like “Sleigh Ride” and “Let It Snow”
The hour-long program starts at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 19, 2021, followed by a reception with light refreshments, and is always free of charge. Boxes will be available to receive love gifts and donations (please make checks out to Andy Shelden). Tell your friends and bring your neighbors!
The Jingle Singers are: Diane and Madeleine Shelden, sopranos, Beryl Wilkes, alto, Andy Shelden, tenor, and Dubie Dubendorfer, bass.