Santa Fe Singers Make Holiday Magic at “Songs of the Season” Dec. 6, 2018

November 19, 2018 – The Santa Fe Singers will make holiday musical magic in their annual “Songs of the Season” concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in the Fine Arts Hall on the Northwest Campus of Santa Fe College.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $9 for seniors, children and University of Florida students; and free for SF students, faculty and staff with valid SF ID. For ticket information, call the SF Box Office at 352-395-4181 or visit the Fine Arts ticket website at sfcollege.edu/finearts.

“Come join us for an evening of entertainment and fun bringing in the season,” exclaimed

SF music professor Lynn Sandefur, who directs the Santa Fe Singers. The group is made up of students in her voice classes.

The chorus and soloists will perform holiday favorites from different decades and styles including classical, jazz, pop and gospel. Piano professor Mitch McKay and the Santa Fe Band, directed by professor Steve Bingham, Ph.D., will accompany the singers.

The program includes:

  • A new, exciting version of “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day,” a Christmas carol based on an 1863 poem by the American Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
  • Heartwarming arrangements of “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming,” first published in Germany in 1599, and “All is Well,” a song of hope and celebration by Michael W. Smith.
  • “Bashana Haba’ah” (“Next Year”), an upbeat, popular contemporary Jewish song.
  • “Gesu Bambino,” an Italian Christmas carol composed in 1917.
  • “Go Tell It On the Mountain,” an African-American spiritual that dates back to at least 1865.
  • The well-known favorite, “Sleigh Ride,” by Leroy Anderson.
  • “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” an instant hit when it premiered on American radio in November 1934.

For more information about the concert, contact Sandefur at 352-381-3639.