ACORN CHRISTMAS

Almost Chirstmas at the Acorn on Saturday night

2012-12-20T08:00:00Z 2012-12-20T15:22:06Z Almost Chirstmas at the Acorn on Saturday night nwitimes.com
December 20, 2012 8:00 am

From Bob Swan: he Saturday before Christmas, founder Robert Swan has brought together four of the finest singers you could wish to hear, including Acorn favorite mezzo-soprano Martha Cares, who just dazzled audiences with her interpretation French classics in the sold-out performance of La vie en Rose-the Songs of Edith Piaf.

Swan says-”Each Christmas we try to find fresh new songs people haven't heard before, or favorites that we have somehow missed.” You would have to look far to find the eclectic concoction of humor and beauty to be found Saturday evening the 22cd at the Acorn. From tenor John Concepcion's haunting rendition of Balulalow, accompanied on the harp by Ramona Kim, followed by Ms Cares' eye-stopping version of Santa Baby, to guitarist and composer Elliott Delman's own version of I'll be home for Christmas. Then, of course, there's baritone Warren Moulton with his rocking version of “'Zat You Santa Claus?”

Speaking of Santa, the 2012 Christmas at the Acorn will have one of it's own-founder Robert Swan, who will also sing The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire). and Elvis' Blue Christmas. Organist Denny Danitschek is back, playing the famous Barton Organ, and this year we are joined by pianist Rob Rhein. Elliott Delman on guitar fills out the artistic roster with his sensitive accompaniment of Oh Holy Night, and I Wonder as I Wander.

As usual, there are plenty of opportunities for the audience to join in song, with selections like We Three Kings, Silent Night, and White Christmas!

Music is good for the soul...and so is Laughter. Great Christmas music, beautifully sung...generous helpings of laughter, with perhaps a touch of mulled wine or hot buttered rum, and a special sense of community that never fails to brighten the season-this is what Christmas at the Acorn is all about.

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