2018 Performers TBA

2017 Past Performers :

 

Fri, Dec 1

•  DICKEN'S CAROLIERS
(THIRD ROW CENTER)

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• BOYNTON BEACH NATIVITY
INTER-FAITH CHOIR

•  SOPRANO ARIANA JOYNER,
SOLOIST AND FLUTE

• JOYNER TRIO
WOMEN'S ENSEMBLE

JESSICA WHITING,
VOCAL SOLOIST

• JENNIFER HURLEY,
VOCAL SOLOIST

•  LUCY BRADFORD,
VOCAL SOLOIST

•  NELLY MARRERO, CELLO

• SARAH DAVILA, VIOLIN

• ANNE JOYNER, PIANIST

• BECKI PAPENFUSS, PIANIST

• LARINDA WILSON, ORGANIST

• CANDI LEHENBAUER, CONDUCTOR

•BEAR LEHENBAUER, NARRATOR

•  JESSICA EATON, NARRATOR

• RASHAD HENDERSON, NARRATOR

Sat, Dec 2

•  BOYNTON BEACH COMMUNITY
HIGH SCHOOL CHORUS

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• BOYNTON BEACH NATIVITY
INTER-FAITH CHOIR

•  STARLIGHT SINGERS,
WOMEN’S ENSEMBLE

• JESSICA EATON,
VOCAL SOLOIST

• MACKENZI GILMORE,
VOCAL SOLOIST

• JENNIFER HURLEY,
VOCAL SOLOIST

•  LUCY BRADFORD,
VOCAL SOLOIST

• NELLY MARRERO, CELLO

• ARIANA JOYNER, FLUTE

• SARAH DAVILA, VIOLIN

•ALAN HAWKSHAW, PIANIST

• TRACIE FROST, PIANIST

•  BECKI PAPENFUSS, PIANIST

•  LARINDA WILSON, ORGANIST

• CANDI LEHENBAUER, CONDUCTOR

•  DANY SCHAPER, NARRATOR

• ANDREW LOPEZ, NARRATOR

• CHRIS HAWKSHAW, NARRATOR

Sun, Dec 3

• VALDEZ VOICE STUDIO
•  WELLINGTON COLLEGIATE ACADEMY
ADVANCED ENSEMBLE

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• BOYNTON BEACH NATIVITY
INTER-FAITH CHOIR

•ALAN HAWKSHAW,
COMPOSER

•  SOPRANO JESSICA VALDEZ,
SOLOIST

• SOPRANO ERIN PHILEO,
VOCAL DUET

• MACKENZI GILMORE,
VOCAL SOLOIST

•  SHELLEY LARHZAL,
VOCAL SOLOIST

•  LUCY BRADFORD,
VOCAL SOLOIST

• NELLY MARRERO, CELLO

• JENNIFER HURLEY, FLUTE

• SARAH DAVILA, VIOLIN

• ANNA OAKS, PIANIST

• BECKI PAPENFUSS, PIANIST

• LARINDA WILSON, ORGANIST

• CANDI LEHENBAUER, CONDUCTOR

•  DONALD KELLY, NARRATOR

•  JESSICA EATON, NARRATOR

•  CHRIS HAWKSHAW, NARRATOR

 


SEE DETAILS BELOW FOR BIOS ON ALL PERFORMERS...

 


 Soloists and Group Performers and Organizers

(In Alphabetical Order)


 Alan Hawkshaw

Alan Hawkshaw

ALAN HAWKSHAW, COMPOSER / ACCOMPANIST, was awarded the best arrangement award for I Honestly Love You (Olivia Newton-John). His skills as a keyboard player/arranger are well known. He has worked with many international stars including Tom Jones, Eglebert Humperdink, Shirley Bassey, Dusty Springfield, Barbra Streisand and a host of others.  He has won numerous awards for his compositions including the Ivor Novello award and the Gold Badge Award for services to the industry.  He also composed the prestigious Channel 4 news theme in London, the famous Countdown Theme and Clock music, the Grange Hill Theme, and the Dave Allen Theme. A Fellow of the Leeds College of Music, Hawkshaw was conferred a Doctor of Music (Honoris Causa) by the University of Hull in July 2016.


 Andy and Gay Lustig

Andy and Gay Lustig

ANDY  & GAY LUSTIG, NATIVITY ORGANIZER, Stake President Boynton Beach Stake.  President Andy Lustig was born in New York City and has worked as a professional musician and production assistant for Arista Records.  Upon moving to Florida in 1996, he started a piano service company.  He and Gay were baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in March 2003.  He currently serves as the Stake President of Boynton Beach Stake.  They have 2 children and 3 grandchildren, and they love serving in the community.


ANNE JOYNER, PIANO.  Anne Joyner has been a piano teacher for twenty years and has played in church and accompanied school choirs and soloists as well. She has also been singing as a soloist, and in ensembles and church choirs for 35 years, as well as leading numerous choirs. Her love of music has been her inspiration since she began playing piano at the age of 5 and she continues to inspire children today to love music!  


  Ariana Joyner

Ariana Joyner

ARIANA JOYNER, VOCAL SOLOIST, is a voice, piano, flute, composition and theatre instructor in Boca Raton, Florida. She has a BMOF Theatre degree from Stetson University, and has performed as vocalist for a televised Orlando concert band Fourth of July performance, as well as multiple Veteran's day performances.  She also performed leading roles in the stars in The Universe, a theatre performing group in Boca Raton. Ariana is also the music director for the Starlight Singers Women's Ensemble performing at this event.  
Joyner Trio:  Ariana will be joined by her mother, Anne Joyner, and Rachael Joyner for a Christmas Ensemble. 


BECKI PAPENFUSS, PIANIST.  Becki Papenfuss has been a Piano Teacher for over 30 years.  She has accompanied several church and school choirs and soloists over the years. She currently is organist for her church congregation and pianist for her church choir.  She still teaches locally and has loved bringing music into others lives. 
 


  Boynton Beach High School

Boynton Beach High School

BOYNTON BEACH HIGH SCHOOL:  The Nationally recognized Dimensional Harmony Choir is comprised of 24 students and is under the directorship of Sterling Frederick. Students have had the amazing opportunity to be on the Today Show in New York City, and were cordially invited in of December 2015 as one of the 7 schools in the world to attend the London Festival.  


  Candace Lehenbauer

Candace Lehenbauer

CANDACE LEHENBAUER, NATIVITY ORGANIZER, CONDUCTOR, is the Nativity Inter-faith Choir Conductor and Concert organizer for this event.  She and her family have been performing as a family of six children for the last 6 years. They have performed at many community Christmas events in Boca Raton, as well as singing the National Anthem at Florida Atlantic University sporting events, the Summer Judo National Competition, and other large events. Candace has directed church and school choirs and is an organist for her local congregation. 


 Dicken's Caroliers, Third Row Center

Dicken's Caroliers, Third Row Center

DICKENS CAROLIERS – Third Row Center is a local A Cappella vocal ensemble, which has played the Palm Beach Area since 2008.  The group creates beautiful 4 to 8-part harmony, with emotion and dynamics, using only their voices. Their Victorian costumes add a great touch to the Christmas holiday season. www.thirdrowcentersingers.net 


 Doug and Angela Harms

Doug and Angela Harms

DOUG AND ANGELA HARMS- NATIVITY EVENT ORGANIZERS. Doug and Angela have served in many leadership positions in their local church congregations in Florida, Kentucky, Utah and Canada. They have a blended family with a total of 8 children and 8 grandchildren and reside in Lantana.


  Erin Philleo

Erin Philleo

ERIN PHILLEO, VOCAL DUET, received her Bachelor of Arts in Music with vocal emphasis from Miami University of Ohio, and her Master in Music Education in piano pedagogy from University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. She has run a successful private voice and piano studio in Wisconsin for 14 years. In 2012 she moved to Boynton Beach, Florida to partner with Jessica Valdez in the creation of a vocal school which teaches the Bel Canto method of singing. Erin has also taught voice classes at the Wausau Conservatory of Music, general music classes at St. Michael’s Catholic School in Wausau, WI, and has sung for various weddings, funerals, recitals, and community theater productions.

Erin has sung with Palm Beach Opera and Florida Grand Opera choruses. In 2012 she debuted the role of Margot in the modern opera by Michael Ross, “Yours Truly, Anne”. Also in 2012 she was soprano soloist for Wisconsin Master Chorale in Handel’s “Messiah”, and in March 2013, she toured in Italy with St. Gregory the Great Parish Choir as soprano soloist. In 2014 she performed in Chicago with Tower Chorale as soloist in the Brahms Requiem.


 Jennifer Hurley

Jennifer Hurley

JENNIFER HURLEY, VOCAL SOLOIST and FLUTE.  Jennifer Hurley- Played flute all through junior high school and high school in Performing Arts High Schools as well receiving additional music instruction at CAL State L.A's Music Conservatory. She also sings which is her first passion and putting her vocal talents to use singing with bands and churches. She believes that music is a special gift that we have all been given and that it's a special way to inspire and communicate to others. There is always a special message and emotion that can be deliver through music. 


 Jessica Eaton

Jessica Eaton

JESSICA EATON, VOCAL SOLOIST. Jessica Eaton was born and raised in Vernal, Utah as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and has spent the last five years in Buena Vista, Virginia.  She recently received her Bachelors of Arts in Theatre from Southern Virginia University. She currently studies in the Theatre Department at Florida Atlantic University in a Graduate program. Her most recent performance was as Edith Frank in the Diary of Anne Frank, most recently performed at FAU.  


  Jessica Valdez

Jessica Valdez

JESSICA VALDEZ, VOCAL SOLOIST, is a Miami Florida resident, that has performed in numerous concerts and recitals in the South Florida area. She has also performed in various productions with the Florida Grand Opera and with the New World School of the Arts Opera Theater Ensemble under the direction of Joy Davidson and private teacher Birgit Fioravante. Jessica Valdez has been teaching for 9 years.  In the summer of 2016 her students performed an opera concert at Disney Springs in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Her students have been accepted to prestigious music programs and music conservatories such as the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Her students have also participated in summer opera programs and received multiple music scholarships. Most recently she is the Co-director of the Valeo Summer Opera Program.  Jessica is the choir conductor for the Valdez Voice Studio, and Wellington Collegiate Academy Advanced Ensemble.


 Jessica Whiting

Jessica Whiting

JESSICA WHITING, VOCAL SOLOIST.  Sophmore at Boca Raton Community High School. Her parents are Ron and Loraine Whiting. Vocal coach Ariana Joyner. Recently, Jessie auditioned for America's Got Talent.


 Lucy Bradford

Lucy Bradford

LUCY BRADFORD, VOCAL SOLOIST.  Lucy is a 6th grader at Bak Middle School of the Arts, and is a resident of Boca Raton, FL.  Her parents are Adam and Tiffany Bradford.  Lucy is also an amazing whistler.


LARINDA WILSON, ORGANIST / PIANIST.  Larinda enjoys playing the piano and organ for church and other musical events.  
 


 Mackenzi Gilmore

Mackenzi Gilmore

MACKENZI GILMORE, VOCAL SOLOIST. Mackenzi is a young singer coming to the area from Dallas, Texas.  While in Texas, Ms. Gilmore competed in the North Texas Regional Soloist competition and placed 1st for two consecutive years and also was 1st Chair Alto in the North Texas Region. She has also participated in multiple church, school, and community choirs ever since the age of 10. She loves to sing and share her beliefs through music.  Vocal coach Jessica Valdez.
 


NATIVITY INTER-FAITH CHOIR is comprised of members from the Boynton Beach Area Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as members from the community.  This group is open to anyone with a desire to sing.  Auditions are not required.  They meet weekly from mid-September to December, and again in the spring to perform for the Easter Choir Concert.


 Nelly Marrero

Nelly Marrero

NELLY MARRERO, CELLO. Nelly has a degree in music education, and has been a music teacher for the last ten years at the German school in Nicaragua. She was 1st Cellist of the Nicaraguan Youth Symphony Orchestra & Member at the Nicaraguan National Orchestra in which she toured throughout Central America. Nelly recently moved to Florida, enjoys playing the piano for her church choir. She is currently pursuing her passion for music actively by teaching piano and cello.  She also volunteers in a community project that teaches piano to children.


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SARAH DAVILA, VIOLIN. Sarah Davila is a Senior at Santaluces Community High School, and has been playing the violin for 13 years. She has played in her local congregation, school orchestras, and youth orchestras. She has previously received a scholarship for a music institution, performed on television, and has traveled to participate in the National Orchestra Competition. 


 Shelley Larhzal

Shelley Larhzal

SHELLEY LARHZAL, VOCAL SOLOIST.  Throughout Shelley’s life, she has performed, choreographed and taught ballroom and social dance for various studios, schools, non-profits, religious organizations, civil groups and private individuals, including BYU's Ballroom Dance Team. She also choreographs dances for weddings.  Shelley was a featured vocalist with Bob Noval’s Big Band in Los Angeles prior to moving to south Florida.  Shelley sings locally with Arlen Matthews, entertaining at Senior and Assisted Living Centers.  Shelley graduated with a BA, Honors, from Baker College; she attends Concord Law School where she is working on her EJD.  She resides in Boca Raton, and is the mother of 31-year-old daughter, Rachel, and a 14 year-old son, Ameer.  She is from Michigan.


STARLIGHT SINGERS, WOMEN'S ENSEMBLE.  Directed by Ariana Joyner, Accompanist Tracie Frost.  Community Women's ensemble that meets once a week, with high school students from FAU High school, and Home Education students.  Located in Boca Raton, FL.


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VALDEZ VOICE STUDIO features young singers studying under the direction of Jessica Valdez.  Jessica Valdez as an opera singer and teacher in the South Florida Area. The group has performed at Downtown Disney with the Valeo Vocal Conservatory as well.   www.valdezvoicestudio.blogspot.com


  Wellington Collegiate Academy

Wellington Collegiate Academy

WELLINGTON COLLEGIATE ACADEMY is a private school in Western Palm Beach County. Their mission is to accelerate learning and academic advancement for dedicated students in a nurturing, faith-friendly environment.  They specialize in music and art.  Choir director Jessica Valdez. www.gowca.org.


Thank you!
Many thanks to all of our Soloists and Performers for donating their time and talents to this event!  Thank you!

 

Special Thank you to...


DEBORA GILMORE, PUBLIC AFFAIRS, SCRIPT, PROGRAM

BRETT PUTERBAUGH , PUBLIC AFFAIRS

KRISTI WHITE, WEBSITE

MARCK MENDOZA, GRAPHIC DESIGN

JAYDA HARRISON, GRAPHIC DESIGN

BRENT PAPENFUSS, AUDIO VISUAL

MIKE MCMILLAN, LIGHTING

KINGSTON WHITE, LIVE BETHLEHEM OUTSIDE

GAY LUSTIG, NATIVITIES EXHIBIT INSIDE

 

And many, many more!

Media, Photography, Social Media, Facebook, Costumes,
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Thank you everyone!