2018 Performers

 

Fri, Nov 30

•  DICKEN'S CAROLIERS
(THIRD ROW CENTER)

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• BOYNTON BEACH NATIVITY
INTER-FAITH CHOIR

JESSICA WHITING,
VOCAL SOLOIST

•  EVA FROST,
PIANO SOLOIST

•  LEHENBAUER FAMILY,
ENSEMBLE

•  SISTER GIBBONS &
ELDER WATKINS,

DUET

•  TATE LEHENBAUER,
VOCAL SOLOIST

•  LINNEA, LILYA & JASMINE
DE SOUZA,

VOCAL TRIO

• SARAH DAVILA, VIOLIN

• SISTER AHLM, FLUTE

• BECKI PAPENFUSS, PIANIST

• ALAN HAWKSHAW, ORGANIST

• GAIL SAVELA &
CANDI LEHENBAUER,
CONDUCTOR

•LINDSEY HARPER, NARRATOR

•  TRACIE FROST, NARRATOR

Sat, Dec 1

•  BOYNTON BEACH COMMUNITY
HIGH SCHOOL CHORUS

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• BOYNTON BEACH NATIVITY
INTER-FAITH CHOIR

• MACKENZI GILMORE,
VOCAL SOLOIST

• ARIANA JOYNER,
SOLOIST

• ANNE & ARIANA JOYNER
DUET

• LUCY BRADFORD,
VOCAL SOLOIST

•  SISTER GIBBONS &
ELDER WATKINS,

DUET

• ELDER EGAN,
VOCAL SOLOIST

• SARAH DAVILA, VIOLIN

• SISTER AHLM, FLUTE

• BECKI PAPENFUSS, PIANIST

• ALAN HAWKSHAW, ORGANIST

• GAIL SAVELA &
CANDI LEHENBAUER,
CONDUCTOR

•LAURA KEITH, NARRATOR

•  CHRIS HAWKSHAW, NARRATOR

Sun, Dec 2

•  PARK VISTA
LAKE WORTH HIGH SCHOOL CHORUS

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• BOYNTON BEACH NATIVITY
INTER-FAITH CHOIR

• JENNIFER HURLEY,
VOCAL SOLOIST

• SHERIDAN HURLEY,
VOCAL SOLOIST

•  SISTER GIBBONS &
ELDER WATKINS,

DUET

• ELDER EGAN,
VOCAL SOLOIST

• SARAH DAVILA, VIOLIN

• SISTER AHLM, FLUTE

• BECKI PAPENFUSS, PIANIST

• ALAN HAWKSHAW, ORGANIST

• GAIL SAVELA &
CANDI LEHENBAUER,
CONDUCTOR

•DIANE MORGAN, NARRATOR

•  ELIZABETH MERKLEY, NARRATOR

•  LIVE BROADCAST FOLLOWING,
WWW.LDS.ORG

 


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

 Lehenbauer Family

Lehenbauer Family

CANDACE LEHENBAUER, NATIVITY ORGANIZER, CONDUCTOR, is the Nativity Inter-faith Choir Co–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 CHILDREN’S ROOMS. 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.


 Gail Savela

Gail Savela

GAIL SAVELA, CHOIR CONDUCTOR.  Gail Savela has a beautiful family of 3 daughters and an amazing husband. She is a native Floridian who was raised by parents who love music. Her father could play anything with strings and did it professionally in his younger years. Her mother was also a professional musician and spent the majority of her career teaching music. Gail has been singing in choirs since she was a young child. She has directed several church choirs and really enjoys bringing joy to those who participate and those who listen, through music.


 Jennifer Hurley

Jennifer Hurley

JENNIFER HURLEY, VOCAL SOLOIST.  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. 


 De Souza Family

De Souza Family

DE SOUZA FAMILY, TRIO. The De Souza girls are wonderful singers, and will be performing a trio for Silent Night. They reside in Boca Raton, Florida.  


 Jessica Whiting

Jessica Whiting

JESSICA WHITING, VOCAL SOLOIST.  Junior 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 student 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.



 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 occasionally in the spring to perform for the Easter Choir Concert.


 Park Vista

Park Vista

PARK VISTA, LAKE WORTH HIGH SCHOOL.  The Park Vista Chorus is an award winning high school chorus, and is directed by Bryan Ijames. They have received many superior ratings at district and state Solo & Ensemble competitions, as well as the double gold rating from the New York Heritage Festival.


 Sheridan Hurley

Sheridan Hurley

SHERIDAN HURLEY, SOLOIST. Sheridan is currently studying vocal performance at The Conservatory School of North Palm Beach. She is in the 2nd Year of the Pioneering Class of Their Vocal Program. 


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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. 



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...


JON & JENNY HENSLEY, NATIVITY CHAIRPERSONS

DEBORA GILMORE, PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR

KRISTI WHITE, WEBSITE

JAYDA HARRISON, GRAPHIC DESIGN

BRENT PAPENFUSS, AUDIO VISUAL

GRANT GOODSON, LIGHTING

LEHI DOS SANTOS, LIVE BETHLEHEM OUTSIDE

 

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