All That Glitters…Shimmering Music for the Holidays!

Silver bells; streets of gold; golden slippers; embroidered cloths enwrought with gold and silver
light; light, warm and heavy as pure gold; a rose of gold; the moon as a silver rose; silver in
the stars above that shine on everybody; gold in the candlelight and crimson in the embers; the
silver lining; the silvery moon with silvery beams; gifts of incense, gold and myrrh; harps of
gold; golden rings; the moon…in her silver shoon…beneath the silvery thatch…and moveless
fish in a silver stream, by silver reeds in a silver stream…and, silver and gold decorations on
every Christmas tree!

As we embark upon our 25 th (“Silver”) concert season, we explore music and lyrics, both
seasonal and perennial, which shimmer in rich, poetic imagery of both silver and gold. Stepping
away momentarily from traditional holiday colors of red and green, we find evocative and
vibrant silver and gold expressions of worship and adoration, and of hopes and dreams, and of
reflection and celebration! And, just as precious metals tend to hold their value, we re-visit
favorite composers and arrangers whose music brings new insights and charms and delights
over the passage of time: Buryl Ives, Mark Hayes, Jon Washburn, André Thomas, Eric
Whitacre, Z. Randall Stroope, Enya, Jerome Kern, Donald McCullough, Heather Sorenson,
Mykola Leontovytch… and Frederick SILVER! So, please join us this season, as we take these
words to heart:

A heart, full of joy and gladness
Will always banish sadness and strife;
So always look for the silver lining,
And try to find the sunny side of life!

Michael Dell, Artistic Director


Friday, December 2, 2022 at 7.00 p.m.

North Florida School of Special Education

223 Mill Creek Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211

Friday, December 9, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.

City Rescue Mission

426 McDuff Ave, S., Jacksonville, FL 32254

Sunday, December 11, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.

South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church

2137 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32207