Presented by Halifax Jazz Festival: Tales of A Charlie Brown Christmas at Spatz Theatre - Sun Dec 6 2015 at 2:00 pm
Show on Sun Dec 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Tickets for the evening performance are available here: http://etixnow.com/events/tales-of-a-charlie-brown-christmas/dec-6-2015-evening/spatz-theatre-citadel-high-school
Experience the magic of the holiday season with timeless music that will warm your heart. Back by popular demand, the Halifax Jazz Festival presents Tales of A Charlie Brown Christmas featuring local jazz legend Jerry Granelli, an original and only surviving member of the Vince Guaraldi Trio. This special show will create memories that will last forever. One family who watched the production's premiere in 2013 told us "it felt like Jerry wrapped his long arms around everyone and reminded us of what counts". Relive this classic and experience the music with the musician who was a part of its inception.
The Vince Guaraldi Trio scored and performed the original recording of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Although the program was criticized before going to air, it was an instant success. Prior to its debut, producers were worried it was too religious, and the soundtrack which featured Guaraldi Trio's contemporary jazz was too cutting edge for children's programming. Since the television special's debut in 1965, the music has gone on to become an iconic soundtrack for the holiday season.
Granelli is no stranger to the Halifax Jazz Festival audiences, and is one of three parts of the Jerry Granelli Trio which also includes Calgary's Simon Fisk on bass and Vancouver's Chris Gestrin on piano. For this special performance, the Jerry Granelli Trio is joined by HRM's Vivace Children's Choir, conducted by Jacqueline Crowell.
Tales of A Charlie Brown Christmas is the Halifax Jazz Festival's 12th annual fundraiser for music education. The Halifax Jazz Festival extends a warm welcome to families to share in the festivities. During the matinee performance one child (12 and under) may accompany an adult for free.
All Ages Event / Assigned Seating / No Refunds or Exchanges