The Silver Belles is a contemporary a cappella Christmas carolling trio that has been performing in Vancouver, BC, Canada since 1990. Since they began, the trio has been brightening up the holiday season with their engaging 3 part harmony arrangements of holiday favourites. The Silver Belles, with their superb vocal blend, warmth and humour will add a touch of elegance and fun to your festive occasion. Available for indoor or outdoor functions, public or private.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
The Silver Belles are very versatile and portable. Below are some examples of how they could serve your needs.
Performances can be done through a P. A. or acoustically, depending on the site and the nature of the event. Indoor and outdoor performance options are available. Attire for indoor performances is black velvet floor length outfits with silver accents. Outdoor attire is Santa hats, black or red coats, red scarves and gloves and festive corsages.
Where people are gathering or passing through (markets, malls, festive events), acoustic a cappella performances can be done in one location or at several locations throughout the venue.
The trio can be hired as a cappella singers to be in the background as guests are arriving (inside or outside the venue) and/or inside while guests are enjoying pre-dinner cocktails. An elegant and fun alternative to recorded music. A perfect way to get your party started.
The trio can do a feature performance as a dinner set, in addition to the above, or they can be hired just for the dinner show.
The Silver Belles can also include instrumentation (as heard on the annual CBC Food Bank Drive and on some of the songs on their CD, ‘Tis the Season), with Jennifer Scott on keyboard and renowned jazz bass player Rene Worst on stand up bass. Note: In this case, a P. A. would be required.
The Silver Belles is a contemporary a cappella Christmas carolling trio drawn from a collective of some of Vancouver’s best singers. Primary members are Jennifer Scott, Marianne Grittani and Linda Kidder. Joani Bye, Karin Plato, Beverley Elliott, Melody Daichun, Coco Love Alcorn, Nancy Newman, Lynnette Salton, Mo Field and Sharon McNulty have all been part of the trio throughout the Silver Belles’ history which began in 1990.
All of these talented women have extensive and varied backgrounds in the field of entertainment, winning awards both locally and internationally. Since they began, the trio has been brightening up the holiday season with their engaging three-part harmony arrangements of traditional holiday favourites.
Performance sites have included:
Vancouver Art Gallery (Miracle on Georgia Street),
Canada Place (Festival of Lights, Christmas at Canada Place)
The Christmas Market at the QE Theatre plaza
Bright Nights in Stanley Park
Yuletide on Granville Island
Festival of Trees at the Hyatt Regency Hotel
Vancouver International Airport
Major hotels, shopping centres, markets and office towers throughout Vancouver through the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association
The Silver Belles have an extensive repertoire of both sacred and secular Christmas holiday favourites. The choice of songs for each performance depends on the audience and the event.
All carols are performed a cappella in exquisite three-part harmony. A number of them now have ukulele accompaniment as an option.
• A La Nanita Nana
• Angels We Have Heard on High
• Away in a Manger
• Children Go Where I Send Thee
• Christ was Born on Christmas Day
• Coventry Carol
• Do You Hear What I Hear
• Drummer Boy
• Feliz Navidad
• God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
• Good Christian Men Rejoice
• Good King Wenceslas
• Go Tell it on the Mountain
• Hark the Herald Angels Sing
• I Saw Three Ships
• It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
• Joy to the World
• Mary’s Boy Child
• Oh Come All Ye Faithful
• Oh Christmas Tree
• Oh Holy Night
• Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
• Silent Night
• The First Noel
• We Three Kings
• A Caroling We Go • Blue Christmas
• Christmas Waltz • Deck the Halls
• Frosty the Snowman
• Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas
• Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas • Here Comes Santa Claus
• Here Comes Susie Snow ake
• Here We Come a Wassailing
• I’ll be Home for Christmas
• Jingle Bell Rock
• Jingle Bells
• Jingle Jingle Jingle
• Jolly Old St. Nicholas
• Let it Snow
• Rocking Around the Christmas Tree
• Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
• Santa Baby
• Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
• Silver Bells
• The Most Wonderful Day of the Year
• Up on the Housetop
• We Wish You a Merry Christmas
• White Christmas
• Winter Wonderland.
Many performances have no need of a PA, but if the performance is on stage as a featured set or if the public venue is very large, a PA with 3 microphones and stands would be required.
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