Wessler Brings Holiday Sing-Along “Home” to Swallow Hill
Long a tradition at Swallow Hill Music, Christy Wessler’s 12th Annual Holiday Sing-Along Concert is back on stage this year in Swallow Hill’s Daniels Hall. The concert is slated for Saturday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m.
“The Holiday show is a personal favorite and a fan favorite. I’m thrilled to bring it home to Swallow Hill,” says Wessler.
Wessler and friends ring in the Holiday Season with a rousing concert and sing-along of Christmas favorites and Christy’s original songs.
As both emcee and soloist for the high-energy family Christmas show, Wessler leads the audience in a spirited sing-along of traditional carols. StrumTherapy and Zelda Blue, trios in which Wessler performs, join the festivities along with guest artists Pamela Weng on the piano and Julia Hays on the violin. A chorus of Wessler’s students, The Christymas Carolers, add their harmonies to the merriment.
“Swallow Hill will produce this concert at an attractive ticket price with a special discount for children under 12,” says Wessler. “They have gone the extra mile to present this show as a fun, affordable evening for families.”
Tickets can be purchased online at www.swallowhillmusic.org, or by phone or in person at the Swallow Hill box office, 303 777-1003, 71 East Yale Avenue, Denver. Advance purchase tickets start at $14.00 for adults, $10.00 for children. Tickets are slightly higher on the day of show. Swallow Hill members receive a $2.00 discount on each ticket purchased.
Wessler wears many musical hats: Singer, songwriter, director, guitarist, recording artist and popular instructor at Swallow Hill. She has been a featured performer at Colorado Rockies games and for various corporate, civic and entertainment venues in Colorado. Pamela Weng and Wessler co-direct the music ministry at Denver’s Unity on the Avenue Church, at 17th Avenue and Dahlia Street.
In the mid-80’s, Wessler studied classical voice at the University of Denver, before returning to her favorite genres folk and country music. Her Christmas composition, One Star, received the Directors’ Award in 2010 at the Nashville International Song and Lyrics Writing Competition sponsored by the Paramount Group. The title track of her most recent CD, Angels Without Wings, is about the specialness of children with disabilities based on her experiences parenting a child with special needs.
Wessler has been associated with Swallow Hill for 14 years, teaching voice and performance classes. She served on the Swallow Hill Board of Directors for 9 years.
Swallow Hill is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the United States serving as a source for roots, folk and acoustic music. Its mission is building community by connecting people to diverse music traditions on the stage and in the classroom.