Thanks everybody for participating. Below is a video slideshow of the event. More pictures will be added later, so please visit again.
Christmas Jubilee Jam - imagine a visual and musical treat with some of Gainesville's finest musicians, singers and dancers coming together and sharing the same stage for a One Night Only performance.
Next, visualize constant motion, an ebb and flow of entertainers entering and exiting the stage with hardly seconds going by as they transition from one place to another.
Finally, imagine performers filling the aisles, singing, praising and rejoicing - just an arms length away from the audience, so close that you'll be able to reach out and touch them. It's not Cirque Du Soleil but it could be, kinda, sort of, oh how I wish it was so!
If you can imagine all of that you can visualize the imagery of Christmas Jubilee Jam. It will be all that...and more, featuring nothing but Christmas Music...from tunes you hear on the radio to those sung by your favorite church choir; songs like The Christmas Song and Mary Did You Know and my favorite of all - Emmanuel!
Time, Date & Location
Time: 7 PM - 9 PM
Date: December 7, 2013;
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church.
Address: 4000 NW 53rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32653
Admission is FREE!
That's right! There's no cost for admission. However, we're asking every adult attending to bring 1-2 new, unwrapped gifts for kids. Why? Because...
Christmas Jubilee is a Toy Drive For Kids
Gifts - all donated gifts will go to children who have experienced abuse or neglect and are being served by the Guardian ad Litem Program in the Dependency Court system. For information about the Guardian ad Litem Program visit www.gal.alachua.fl.us or www.guardianadlitem.org
Sponsorship opportunities are available. More about it to come...
The Story Behind The Event
During a hot, sweltering day in June I was thinking about cooler weather...and naturally thought about one of my favorite holidays, Christmas. it ocurred to me that despite my love of Christmas Music and all that goes with it I've never played and/or performed as much of it as I'd like.
So, I thought why not do something about it. Thus was born the idea of Christmas Jubilee Jam. Basically, it's a Christmas Concert featuring Christmas Music Only and I'd like to extend a personal invitation to you to join in and make it an event that all of Gainesville will enjoy. So, please help me spread the word!
It'll be a good time, with musicians jamming, choirs singing, dancers getting their spiritual groove on and deaf interpreters signing to songs. I heard that Santa Claus may even be there.
Favorite Christmas Songs
Now...for some pre-performance fun. Have a favorite song that you'd like to hear on the night of the concert? Click here to submit it for consideration.
Musicians, Singers, Dancers, Choir Directors, etc. - Please go here and upload 1-4 pictures of yourself and include a brief bio, or at a minimum a few paragraphs about yourself and/or your group. I'll then create a page like this one for you.
I'll send you a link when your page goes live. Please share it with your friends, post it on your Facebook Page and ask them to visit it and leave comments...the more that do the faster the word will spread about the concert. Click here to do it now!
Collectively, we can spread the word and help the Concert Toy Drive continue gaining traction and morph into the wonderfully unique experience that it's promising to be.
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