The local arts and culture scene often bring comfort and an escape in times of need and distress, which is why we want Nanaimo’s vibrant arts organizations to still be around when the time comes for us all to emerge from our homes. All upcoming Schmooze Productions’ live performances with an in-person audience are cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19. After 20 years of producing high quality theatre in Nanaimo, we find ourselves in very dire circumstances.
All of the musicians, singers, and technicians have donated their immense talents to help make this album. A special thank you to Bruce Gerrish of Cozy Shack Productions for mixing and recording Making Spirits Bright!
Making Spirits Bright ~ A Christmas Album ~ Track List
1. Silent Night ~ Jocelyn Dickson with Jill Mont, Flute
2. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas ~ Dean Chadwick & Braeja Short with Jill Mont, Flute & Miranda Murphy, Ukulele
3. Away in a Manger ~ Jennifer Kelly & Hope Myre
4. Here We Come A Caroling ~ Miranda Murphy
5. Angels We Have Heard on High ~ Braeja Short & Dean Chadwick with Rod Mont, Bass Clarinet
6. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen ~ Shane Murphy with Rod Mont, Tenor Sax
7. Hark the Herald Angels Sing ~ Amber Lochead with Rod Mont, Soprano Sax
8. Up On the Housetop ~ Jenny Atkinson & Rob Atkinson with Rod Mont, Tenor Sax
9. O Little Town of Bethlehem ~ Jay Kell feature Keyboards and Arrangement by Nico Rhodes
10. I Saw Three Ships ~ Padraig Hogan with Rod Mont, Clarinet
11. O Come All Ye Faithful ~ Buwa
Instrumental Arrangements by Jill Mont for all Making Spirits Bright songs except O Little Town of Bethlehem.