Saturday, December 5, 4 pm
A limited number of seats will be available starting October 5. Purchase tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets. $60 general public.
Made possible with the generous support of the Phyllis and Ralph Swanson Endowment for Children’s Ministry at UCUCC
Venerable a cappella ensemble SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK’S seasonal concert presentation entitled SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK: CELEBRATING THE HOLYDAYS features inspirational and spiritual holiday music from around the world. The ensemble has been presenting their holiday program annually for several years.
CELEBRATING THE HOLYDAYS is a rare fusion of traditional American holiday spiritual songs and hymns, as well as songs from other cultures and religions, ranging from Africa to Israel. The show includes songs from their Nativity Suite collection, which the group wrote and produced for the American Bible Association video series, including “Jesus, What A Wonderful Child,” and “Children Go Where I Send Thee.” It also features notable Sweet Honey classics such as, “We Are,” “Let There Be Peace,” and “Chinese Proverb.”
Last year, Sweet Honey released their first ever holiday single and video with an inspired a cappella version of the classic Christmas carol, “Silent Night,” which was also performed live at their final HOLYDAYS shows. In a message encrypted in the video, Sweet Honey stated, “During this very troubling and turbulent holiday season, we stand with the millions of Americans and people around the world who believe there can be no peace without justice and that black lives and all lives matter. We send our prayers and dedicate our rendition of “Silent Night” and this video to all the families and communities who are grieving over the loss of a loved one. We must continue to demand that our collective voices are heard and will not be silenced until true justice and peace prevails.”
CELEBRATING THE HOLYDAYS features Sweet Honey’s core members Louise Robinson, Carol Maillard, Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil and Shirley Childress (American Sign Interpreter).