A Christmas Odyssey
Our holiday concert took you on a “Christmas Odyssey.” Our director Tanya Elias chose music to immerse you in an enchanting musical journey. The music featured songs inspired by a voyage home, a stroll on Broadway, and a journey to Bethlehem, and many more before our odyssey of song concluded.
Songs by Irving Berlin, Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne, and José Feliciano were featured. And it wouldn’t be Christmas without “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!” “White Christmas,” and “Feliz Navidad.”
There were numerous solos and duets sung by chorus members and a quartet singing Kirby Shaw’s arrangement of “Santa’s Crazy Reindeer.” A male and female duet performed “The Christmas Song,” by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells. The Singers also performed “Home for Christmas,” by Hal Leonard.
Our accompanist was Tucson jazz musician Daniel “Sly” Slipetsky. Along with accompanying the Singers, Sly performed a special medley piano number, “Jingle All the Way.” Our lucky audience found tremendous delight in singing holiday tunes along with our extraordinary pianist.
Consider Joining the SaddleBrooke Singers
Maybe you are thinking, “I could do that. I could join the Singers.” If you reside in the SaddleBrooke communities, yes, you can. We can always use another voice. We meet in the SaddleBrooke One Activity Center Sunday afternoons from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., September through March. Being able to read a vocal score is useful in learning your part. However, we have lots of patient chorus members and musical “helps” available that make being part of the Singers a fun experience. If you want to sing, we will work with you.
Become a Sponsor
If you don’t have time to sing with us or don’t like to hear yourself sing, consider becoming a SaddleBrooke Singers sponsor. Our website www.saddlebrookesingers.org includes information on how to participate as a sponsor. Our sponsors are listed on our website and in our concert programs. Sponsors keep us singing, and we are thankful for them. Contact Claudia Kistler for more information at 520-306-2113.