Winter Songs & Carols: Our 2017 Concert Program

Thank you to everyone who came to hear Manitou Winds’ 2017 Winter Songs & Carols program. Each year, we put together a unique collection of songs in various styles performed on many different instruments to inspire you to embrace the entire season of winter.

2017 Winter Songs & Carols

2017 Winter Songs & Carols

This year, our theme examined winter as a gateway to hope and renewal. We incorporated music and the spoken word to present an emotional but uplifting program — a message of hope to those who may be having trouble feeling jolly this season.

Our concert was performed Saturday, December 2nd, at Grace Episcopal Church, Traverse City and Friday, December 8th, at The Leelanau School, Glen Arbor. For both performances of this extra special program, we were honored to be joined by three very talented guests: Jan Ross, reader; Christy Burich, soprano; and Emily Curtin Culler, soprano.

To make the concert feel more intimate and personal, we chose not to list the musical selections in the program. Now that our performances are completed, we’re delighted to share all the details with you.


We’re so very excited to announce our December 2nd performance will be broadcast on Interlochen Public Radio on Christmas Day at 4:00pm (Eastern Standard Time). Follow this link to listen to the broadcast. Just follow the link on Christmas Day, and click the button at the top to listen live!

If you have any questions about this or any of the programs we present, please contact us or send us a message on Facebook. Or, just come up and talk to us after a performance! We hope to see you in one of our concerts in 2018!


2 Comments on “Winter Songs & Carols: Our 2017 Concert Program

  1. Hi Jason,

    Looks like it was a splendid program as usual…

    I’d love to hear any recordings that you might have made…any chance of that? (prior to 4pm Christmas on the radio???)

    Miss you!


    (PS) – is there a piano/chamber/student recital this year?

    Sent from Outlook


    • Hi Carole, great to hear from you!

      Because a lot of the music on our WS&C program isn’t in the public domain, I’m not able to share most of the recording made of the Traverse City performance. But, as soon as time allows, I will be sharing the numbers from the program we can legally share with our friends on the internet!

      Miss you too!

      PS. I’ve not received any word (yet) about the Sonatina event being repeated this year, but that would be cool!

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