Morgan James Holiday Concerts Dec. 11 & 13


November 24, 2015

Presented by Sinfonia Gulf Coast

Keeping the tempo on the Emerald Coast’s cultural scene since its founding in 2005, Sinfonia Gulf Coast marks its milestone tenth season as the region’s only fully professional symphony orchestra by offering a stellar lineup of concerts and educational initiatives featuring the orchestra and world-renowned guest artists.

Sinfonia’s annual holiday concert on Friday, Dec. 11 at Destiny Worship Center, will feature orchestral arrangements of several seasonal classics and the return of Broadway singer and actress, and Epic recording artist Morgan James. After graduating from The Juilliard School, James enjoyed a successful stint on Broadway, where she was featured in The Addams Family with Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth and Berry Gordy’s Motown: The Musical. Gordy also made an introduction to Doug Morris and L.A. Reid, which lead to her 2012 signing to Epic Records. James appeared on VIE‘s 2013 Music Issue cover and again recently on the 2015 Cultural Issue cover alongside Broadway and film star Kristin Chenoweth, as well as other musical greats and Sinfonia Gulf Coast leaders.

James’ larger-than-life vocals will be the perfect pairing with the orchestra in this popular, family-friendly concert. The New York Times called James “…a phenomenal talent.” The concert will end with the annual visit of St. Nicholas himself. Tickets are $49.50 for preferred floor seating and $29.50 for balcony seating.

James will also be featured on Sunday, December 13, alongside trumpeter and vocalist Joe Gransden, and his Atlanta big band for a fun-filled holiday brunch at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa. Indulge in a delicious brunch buffet, Bloody Mary and mimosa bar, dessert and live performance. Price per person is $75 and includes brunch, performance and gratuity.

Presenting Sponsor for the 2015-2016 tenth anniversary season is Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. Co-presenting and Presenting Media Sponsor is VIE Magazine. Presenting Concert Sponsor for the 2015-2016 season is La Florida Real Estate. Additional presenting sponsors include VIE Magazine, Presenting Media Sponsor; SoWal.com, Presenting E-media Sponsor; and Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa and ResortQuest, Presenting Accommodations Sponsors. For more information or to purchase tickets, please go to SinfoniaGulfCoast.org or call 850-460-8800.

Main photo by Kat Hennessey


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