A note from Frances:
The line up for the 2016 3rd Annual Portraits of White Winter Concert offered another exciting evening. Many people have called this one-night event the highlight of their holiday and I don’t think this year was any different.
This year’s concert had yet another high quality line-up of top-notch musical entertainment featuring songs – vocal and instrumental – across multiple musical genres and styles. A hallmark of the “Portraits of White” series is the unexpected musical surprises programmed into the concert – and this year was no exception. And while there were plenty of great arrangements of familiar Christmas favorites, there were also several delightful new songs, from Robert Sterling’s beautiful and reflective “December Through My Window” to David Phelps’ dramatic “Joy, Joy”. The “Portraits of White” production was an unforgettable night and reminded us why the music of Christmas brings so much joy and meaning to the season.
Featuring both original works and holiday classics again, as well as a full orchestra with Frances featured on the Grand Piano as well as vocals, we also invited the West Shore Drum Line back to perform the favorite “Little Drummer Boy” arrangement as an encore.
The concert experience was held Saturday, December 10th at 7:00pm at Christ Community Church in Camp Hill, PA. We moved the concert to Christ Community, a bigger venue that can accommodate the growing production and with over 900 in attendance, it was a good thing we did.