The 13th Annual Holiday Concert Returns!

Can you hear the bells?

Arts Ignite is hosting a concert on December 12th at Joe's Pub in New York City

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This event can also be accessed virtually through EventBrite with a suggested $25 donation! Reserve your spot today.

After much anticipation, we’re excited to celebrate in person again for A New York City Christmas. This annual benefit concert conceived, produced, and music directed by Drama Desk-nominated orchestrator Lynne Shankel (Cry-Baby, Altar Boyz, Allegiance) is sure to be a magical night. 

Directed by Laura Brandel, this highly anticipated concert will feature Broadway showstoppers as they perform fresh, original approaches— pop, soul, R&B, rock and more renditions of holiday classics off ‘New York City Christmas’ the album, which will be available for purchase at the concert. We are thrilled to celebrate in person with our community of supporters once more as we commemorate a year of new beginnings and continual growth! 

Now in its 13th year, the benefit concert will again boast an incredible line-up of artists including Gerard Canonico (Be More Chill, Almost Famous), Kayla Davion (Tina Turner, King Kong), Chester Gregory (Sister Act, Crybaby, Hairspray), Marina Kondo (KPOP, Frozen), Claire Kwon (Almost Famous) , Alyse Alan Louis (Soft Power, White Girl In Danger), Lauren Marcus (Be More Chill, White Girl In Danger), Melody Madarasz (HoT), Eric William Morris (Be More Chill, King Kong, White Girl In Danger), Isabelle McCalla (The Prom, Aladdin), Cheeyang Ng (Eastbound), Diane Phelan (School of Rock, Here Lies Love), Zachary Noah Piser (KPOP, Dear Evan Hansen), Sally Wilfert (Assassins, Trevor: A New Musical), Lindsay Roberts (The Phantom of the Opera), Samantha Williams (Caroline, or Change), Ashley Wool (How to Dance in Ohio), Iain Young (Mean Girls), Tony-award nominee Elizabeth Stanley (Jagged Little Pill, Crybaby, Company), and more guests to be announced!

The New York City Christmas band includes Lynne Shankel (keyboards), Frank Pagano (drums), Peter Calo and Jim Hershman (guitars) Randy Landau (bass), Maxim Mosten (violin), Jeff Schiller and Alden Banta (sax), and Janet Axelrod (flute). 

This event can also be accessed virtually through EventBrite with a suggested $25 donation! Reserve your spot today.

Turn on your favorite holiday tunes and grab your tickets here. We can’t wait to see you there! 

Can’t make it? Make a donation to support arts education HERE

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