Santa Fe Singers Welcome Holiday Season in Concert Dec. 5

Santa Fe Singers Welcome Holiday Season in Concert Dec. 5

The Santa Fe Singers, choral ensembles from the Vocal Jazz class and Santa Fe’s own version of Il Divo—all under the direction of Professor Lynn Sandefur—will welcome the holiday season with a concert of songs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 5, in the Fine Arts Hall at the Northwest Campus of Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83 Street, Gainesville.

Tickets are $15 orchestra, $12 balcony, $9 senior and children 12 and under, and free to Santa Fe College students and employees. For ticket information, call the Box Office 352-395-4181, Bob Fetterman at 352-395-4133, or visit the Fine Arts ticket website:

The concert will feature vocal solos by Kelli McGill, Andrew Netardus and Raphael Llana.

Santa Fe’s version of Il Divo will perform “O Holy Night.” Joan Freese will be the sign language interpreter for the concert.

“The holiday concert is an enjoyable way to bring in the season that’s fun for everyone, the singers as well as the audience,” said Lynn Sandefur. “Come, sit back, relax and enjoy!”

In addition to “O Holy Night,” the evening will include performances of the following songs as well as some surprises and opportunities for audience participation.

  • “Ding Dong Merrily on High,” with two-piano accompaniment
  • “Bashana Haba’ah,” a song about peace sung in Hebrew with an instrumental quartet
  • “We Need a Little Christmas” from the musical “Mame”
  • “Carol of the Bells,” always a favorite
  • “Jingle Bells Through the Ages,” a musical history of “Jingle Bells” with narration
  • “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”

For more information about Santa Fe College’s vocal classes and choral performances, call Music Professor Lynn Sandefur at 352-381-3639.

For more information about the Fine Arts programs at Santa Fe College, call Fine Arts Department Chairperson Alora Haynes at 352-395-5296.