50-Voice Gospel Choir, Top Local Artists Offer Unique Christmas Concert Event
NORTH ANDOVER, MA (December 3, 2007) The magic of Christmas comes alive in the many sounds and styles of music offered by over 150 artists that make up the cast of Not Your Typical Silent Night 2007, performing at the Rogers Center for the Arts on Sunday, December 16th at 6:00pm.
Star fiddler folk artist Jake Armerding and international jazz saxophonist Lance Bryant top the list of diverse talent joining The Choral Majority gospel choir for this unique holiday event. Also featured, acclaimed Boston gospel ensemble David Coleman & Confirmation, Seattle transplant Ryan Phelps, classical pianist Diane Lim, oboist Jim Sharrock, local super-talents Peter Vantine and Dana Whitaker, lead guitarist Brian Dixey, Berklee bass wiz Steve Nahlik, vocalists Gail Dorey, Jeanne McMahon, Yeimy Medina and Emily Nahlik, and members of Andover’s Dance Infusion company.
Singer/actress Robin V. Allison, who’s starred on most New England theatre stages, will be directing two children’s choirs, cueing dancers, and wearing a few other hats as she and singer/songwriter Eric W. Lindahl, her husband and co-creator of this annual community concert, bring their vision of Christmas magic to the Rogers Center stage for the first time. After three years of standing-room-only performances at Andover’s Old Town Hall, the couple knew it was time to expand the production, which now includes visual elements to complement the eclectic sounds they present.
“I love so many kinds of music, and have been blessed to know and work with a very talented and dedicated community of artists here,” says Lindahl. “So I asked most all of them to be in the show, never thinking they’d all say ‘yes’! They have multiple other performances this season, and still everyone has jumped on this crazy large-scale endeavor with the crazy name.”
For more information: Eric W. Lindahl @ 617-308-7244