A Festive Holiday Concert with Tom and Gay Galvin and

Special Guests, the Ukuladies!

At Yuba Sutter Arts & Culture, the holidays are all about music.  And what better way to immerse yourself in the spirit of the season than to get out and enjoy live events put on by our many talented local ensembles and individual musicians? Enjoy upcoming performances by the Yuba-Sutter Master Chorale and the Yuba City Ballet Company’s The Nutcracker, both over the December 16/17 weekend. And you can hear the musical powerhouse couple, Tom and Gay Galvin on December 8 at the Sutter Theater Center for the Arts along with the always popular Ukuladies. 

Tom will share stories about well-known holiday songs and how they became popularized. And fair warning, audience participation will be gently encouraged adding to the holiday cheer of this concert.  Tom will tell stories about the history of many well-known holiday songs as well as some possibly less well-known tunes.  It is guaranteed, however, that there will be humor and fun throughout the event.

A special opening act will be performing at the concert. The Ukuladies, an all-female ensemble of, you guessed it, ukulele musicians, will dazzle your ears with seasonal favorites performed on the classical Hawaiian instrument, the ukulele. Originally from Portugal, European immigrants to the Hawaiian Islands in the late 1800s popularized the ukulele which has enjoyed a renaissance of late as a genre-defying instrument capable of a wide-ranging repertoire. We are fortunate to have three skilled practitioners in town, Deanna Wiseman, Barbara Taylor, and LuAnn Leonard, aka the Ukuladies.

The concert will be held at the beautiful Sutter Theater Center for the Arts on Saturday, December 8, starting in the lobby at 6pm with the Ukuladies. The address is 754 Plumas Street in Yuba City. Tickets are $20 and under 18 are $5.  Free dessert will be served, and the concession stand, and bar will be open. 

There will be some funny songs, some spiritual songs and some old-fashioned Christmas songs guaranteed to get you in the mood for the holidays if you aren’t already.  Come out and support these very talented musicians for what will be a highlight of the holiday music season.  For more information contact Yuba Sutter Arts at 530-742-ARTS or email david@yubasutterarts.org.