Venerable Grammy Award-nominated a cappella ensemble SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK has announced a five-city West Coast run of their annual seasonal show “CELEBRATING THE HOLYDAYS,” which will be kicked-off with a debut four-day engagement at the legendary Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley night club in Seattle, WA, December 15-18th. Jazz Alley is the third longest running supper/jazz club of its kind in the nation. Show time for all four shows is set for 7:30 PM.
Other CELEBRATING THE HOLYDAYS dates on the run will include; 12/20, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA, 12/21, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA, 12/22, Weil Hall, Ronhert Park, CA, and their final performance of the year will be on 12/23 at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco.
Sweet Honey developed their CELEBRATING THE HOLYDAYS theme show several years ago, and refine and add new material to the presentation every year. The show is a rare fusion of international holiday spiritual songs and hymns from other cultures and religions, ranging from Africa to Israel. It 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.”
CELEBRATING THE HOLYDAYS will feature core vocal members Carol Maillard, Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil, special guest vocalist Rochelle Rice and guest bassist Romeir Mendez (acoustic upright and electric bass) and American Sign Language interpreter, Barbara Hunt.
Prime seating options can purchased for their Seattle engagement by clicking here. For more information about show times and to purchase tickets for the other engagements, go to www.sweethoneyintherock.org, and click on the ensemble's touring schedule.
SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK TOURDATES
December 15-18 / Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Seattle, WA
December 20 / Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA
December 21 / Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
December 22 / Weil Hall, Ronhert Park, CA
December 23 / Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA