Performance History

Making Spirits Bright

December 8 & 9, 2018
Taunton High School
Taunton, MA

December 16, 2018
St. Mary’s Church, Taunton
Taunton, MA

It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas
Deck the Halls/Jingle Bells
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
Mistletoe and Holly
Sleigh Ride
(There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays
Irving Berlin’s Christmas
The Little Drummer Boy
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Let’s Enjoy the Holidays
Silent Night, Holy Night
We Need a Little Christmas

For 25 years, the SMFC has been Making Spirits Bright for both singers and audience members and we celebrated our Silver Anniversary with a concert of beloved and cherished classic holiday fare. The SMFC also premiered a new holiday song “Let’s Enjoy the Holidays”.

In 2016 Tom Noonan wrote this catchy holiday tune. With nothing but a home recorded demo and lyrics on a sheet, he gathered up some musicians and asked them to join him to lay down the tracks to his original holiday song. The single was released under the group name, Kara and the Crosstown Combo and it became an overall winner on Radio Airplay. SMFC commissioned an arrangement of this instant classic in honor of our 25th Season.

In addition, exclusive selections including “Ding Dong Merrily On High” and “The First Noel” were performed at St. Mary’s in a special acoustic version of the concert.